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Coolest Nemo and Pooh Book Cake 13

by Matt M.
(Whyalla, South Australia)

Homemade Nemo and Pooh Book Cake

Homemade Nemo and Pooh Book Cake

This book cake was for a double birthday (as you can see). This homemade Nemo and Pooh book cake comprised 2 rectangular cakes (I think they were plain vanilla/butter cakes) joined together. The natural curved top of the cakes only had to be trimmed slightly to look like the pages of an open book.

The white icing was butter icing and on the edges I used a fork to texture the icing to imitate pages of a book. I piped some brown icing around the base to represent the cover of the book. The pictures (Nemo and Pooh) were traced onto rice paper and I used jelly icing to colour them in. I did this on a board, not on the cake. I found the jelly icing made the rice paper quite weak, so had to let it dry overnight before trying to move it. I got a small tear in Nemo that had to be repaired when on the cake.

I used some food colouring for the backgrounds for each picture. The writing was again using the jelly icing you buy in a tube from the supermarket.

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Homemade Nemo Birthday Cake

by Heather R.
(Calgary, AB Canada)

Nemo top view

Nemo top view

Nemo top view
Nemo side view, starfish, seaweed

This Nemo cake was made for a little boy celebrating his 1st birthday.

I made an 8 inch 2 layer cake with buttercream icing. The cake is frosted in teal to represent water. I found a picture of Nemo online, resized it to fit the top of the cake and traced it onto parchment paper. After the frosting set, I transfered the Nemo picture using piping gel and used black icing gel to outline the character before using a #16 star tip to fill him in with orange and white icing.

I decorated the side of the cake with starfish, seaweed and a lobster.
For the starfish, I used a star shaped cookie cutter and used a #16 star tip to outline an fill it in.
For the seaweed, I used a #67 leaf tip with green icing and started at the bottom of the cake and piped each leaf toward the top of the cake.
The lobster is a plastic toy I purchased at the local dollar store, it came with a shark, dolphin, and seaweed not used for this cake.

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Coolest Nemo and Friends Cake 44

by Laura
(UK)

Homemade Nemo and Friends Cake

Homemade Nemo and Friends Cake

I was given the challenge to make a 'Nemo cake' by one of my workmates for a leaving do in the office. This Nemo and Friends cake was the result. I am very pleased with it and even though I 'cheated' a bit by using a Betty Crocker cake mix (carrot cake) and butter cream frosting, I still consider this cake one of my best creations.

I used two round cake pans and dyed the butter-cream frosting blue. I frosted the top and middle of the cake then used modelling fondant icing sugar and various food coloring to make Nemo and his mates. Yep, it took forever to mix the food coloring up and make the fish shapes (writing icing was used for the detailing and eyeballs). I bought a bag of Harribo for the starfish and some silver balls and candy stars for added decoration.

My work colleagues were very impressed and it was heartbreaking to have to cut it up and eat it- I made sure lots of photos were taken beforehand.

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Coolest Nemo Birthday Cake 75

by Shannon
(MI)

Homemade Nemo Birthday Cake

Homemade Nemo Birthday Cake

I made this Nemo birthday cake for my son's 2nd birthday party. I used a football cake pan for the body. Then I made an 8 inch square cake and cut it diagonal (sculpted it a bit too) to form the tail. I used the rest of the 8 in. for the fins.

I dyed the orange frosting and used an orange M & M for his eye. I put aluminum foil on a piece of cardboard for the background and just placed the cake on top, assembled the cake pieces and frosted.

I dyed the leftover frosting blue and green for the writing, bubbles, and "seaweed". It turned out very nice and I got a lot of compliments on it. I really had a hard time cutting it up and serving it.

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