I made this cake for my son's 1st birthday. Ahead of time, I made frozen buttercream transfers of Nemo, Pearl and Squirt. (If you Google "frozen buttercream transfer" you will find a detailed explanation of this method. It is time consuming but gives a clean look and almost a 3D look to your characters.)
I made 2 9x13 layers of boxed cake mix. I iced the cake in sky blue buttercream and then placed the characters on it. I piped seaweed on the top and sides of the cake with a leaf tip. I piped coral on the top and sides with a star tip. I piped plants on the top and sides with a tip used for writing, and used the same tip for the letters and bubbles.
Using a wide circular tip, I piped large swirls along the bottom border of the cake and then sprinkled rainbow nonpareils over the border for a "bottom of the sea" effect.
Colors used for this cake were:
Nemo - orange, black Pearl - violet & rose, black Squirt - juniper green, no-taste red, brown, black Also used - sky blue, kelly green, violet, buttercup yellow.
My daughter loves fish so for her 2nd birthday we decided to go with the Finding Nemo theme. I was debating whether or not to get a store bought cake, but instead I decided to make her a Nemo Cake myself. This is the first cake I have attempted to make myself and I love the idea of cupcake cakes and I thought it would be easier for a beginner so I made this cake out of cupcakes.
I printed out a picture of Nemo and used it to arrange my cupcakes like a fish. I baked the extra cake batter in a small loaf pans to help with the small fins. I used white whipped frosting and sprayed Nemo orange with food coloring spray. I filled in all the white spots on Nemo and then outlined everything with black gel icing. Three cupcakes were iced with blue icing to form bubbles and placed to the side of Nemo.
I used flaked coconut and dyed it with blue food coloring just to lay around the base of the cupcakes to help give more dimension to the cupcakes.
This was a Nemo cake I made for my 1 year old boy who loves Nemo. It is made from two Betty Crocker pound cake mixes. I used bowls for cake pans in different sizes.
For the body I used a mixing bowl and different sized custard cups for the fins. I used chocolate frosting and the black food coloring....(this is a suggestion that I got from the instructions, that way you use less coloring). From there I just used a picture of Nemo to shape the cake and fins. It is important to use pound cake because it holds together really well even after it has been cut and is less crumby.
I used frosting to paste it together then used a decorating bag and star tip to give it an even texture. I used a tip that left lines in the fins to give them a fin like texture. My son loved it and it was a big hit at the party.
I made this Nemo cake for a birthday. First I baked a 9x 13" cake and I printed out a picture of Nemo. I traced Nemo's picture on wax paper and I used it as a guide to carve the cake. The bottom cake was made of 2 round cakes. I covered it with blue frosting to give it an ocean look, and then I put the carved Nemo cake on top. I then decorated the Nemo cake with orange, black and white frosting.
Finally, to decorate the sides of the blue cake, I used green frosting and the Wilton leaf tip to make the algae. I also put white "bubbles" on the cake sides and around Nemo.