I made this Finding Nemo birthday cake for my friend's daughters 1st birthday. She printed out a picture of one that had been professionally done with fondant and was going to have it made professionally. So I told her I would give it a try before she spent the money. I think it turned out pretty cute!
We baked 2 round cakes and cut the tops off so they were flat. One is on the bottom, and the other I cut in half and stacked on itself to create the shelf. I put frosting in between layers to help them stay. After it cooled I frosted with blue and tried to create a swirly look so it looked like everything was underwater. I then used some frosting tips to create the different patterns for seaweed and starfish. I put the white circles to look like bubbles coming from the fish. The Nemo and Dori fish are squirter toys my friend bought.
The cake was a success and my friend was very impressed and grateful. And her daughter absolutely loved it and recognized the characters!
My son, Carter, is a huge Nemo fan. So I wanted to make a Finding Nemo Birthday Cake for his 2nd birthday. I'm not exactly an artist, so I wanted to find something fairly easy to create by myself. After seeing all the cakes on this site, I took a few of the ideas and created my own.
I used a 9" cake pan for the bottom layer and a small circular Corningware dish for my top layer - I thought the 8" cake pan would be too big to give me the tiered look I was going for. I dyed the icing light blue, and used store bought decorator icing in orange, yellow and green for the seaweed, etc. I used the leaf decorator tip for the green seaweed and the small piping one for the others.
Then I used crumbled graham cracker crumbs for the sand around the edges. You can find the Nemo candle at most party stores.
I covered the Nemo cake board with blue coloured fondant which I coloured myself and then placed the cake on top. I used a football shaped cake tin which I hired from the cake shop and filled using 2 cake mixes.
I used 500ml of dream whip which was more than enough once whipped, leaving some aside for the coral. I then coloured and piped the icing over the cake and board to make the fins. I then made the coral from coloured icing using different piping nozzles and made the sand from colourd sugar on top of yellow icing and bought the sea animals from the cake shop.
The Nemo cake is made from a 3D egg shaped pan. The fins are made from color flow icing, it does make them one sided, but creates the look you want.
Make the fins ahead of time and do not refrigerate them. I put toothpicks into the color flow icing before it dried to help place and hold it in the cake. The bottom with the turtles is stripped with blue icing colors and brushed around with water to create the E.A.C. from the movie. The turtles are just made with colored chocolate with a candy mold.
Fish was added after transferring to its final destination. Good Luck! It was a lot of fun!
I made this Nemo cake for my son's 2nd birthday party. He loved Finding Nemo and really appreciated seeing his favorite character in cake form.
I made 2 butter cakes and cooked them in 2 lamington cake tins. I then froze them so that they would be easier to cut. I joined the cakes together with wooden skewers and then just cut the shape of Nemo out of the cake with a sharp knife.
I iced it using butter cream frosting in the appropriate colours and used black licorice to outline. The eyes are giant marshmallows cut in half with a brown smartie for each pupil.