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Coolest Nemo Cake 68

by Shellie L
(Houston, TX)

Nemo Cake

Nemo Cake

I made this Nemo cake for my son's 2nd birthday because he loves Finding Nemo.

I baked three graduated tiers (two layers each) and cut them "mad hatter"-style and iced the top two tiers blue and the bottom tier tan before stacking them. I reinforced each tier with wooden dowels.

After stacking them and making sure they were secure, I added details such as the brown sugar around the bottom tier for the sand and green icing piped with a leaf tip for the seaweed.

I rolled out different colors of fondant and free-hand cut some fish and the crab. I mixed the blue and red fondant to make the octopus and white for the bubbles.

After adhering the sealife to the cake I topped it with a cheap pair of googles that I found on sale at my favorite "Falling Prices" mega-mart. (this was in January, so they must have them all the time!)

The cake was a hit and my son loved it!

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Coolest Finding Nemo Cake 25

by Amanda
(Columbus, OH)

Finding Nemo Cake

Finding Nemo Cake

This Finding Nemo cake came out so great thanks to ideas from this site! I made it with an 11x15 inch rectangle for the base then a 10,8,6 inch rounds on top. Instead of tinting an entire batch of frosting blue, I used Wilton's spray food coloring to do the "all over" blue color.

I used royal blue food coloring to make the border color on each layer. I was able to order the Nemo and Dory squirt toys (cake kit) from my local bakery. I also bought the cake boards from them. The other little fish from the movie I found on E-Bay.

The bottom layer was chocolate with chocolate pudding filling and the top 3 round layers were white with vanilla pudding. I went to the Wilton website to learn how to stack the cakes.

I highly recommend checking out their site for ideas and techniques. Everyone loved this cake! My one year old was fascinated!

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could i get some help pls
by: mommy0f2

I love how you did this cake its amazing....my kids' bday is coming up in July and I'm doing a Nemo theme and would love to make a cake like that. I make cakes all the time but never used the spray food coloring. Do you think you could email me some tips on how you did the cake on the coral and the spray coloring and all. I would love if you could help me out. My kids would love this and always looking for tips from fellow cake makers. If you could please help me out I would greatly appreciate it.

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Coolest Dori from Finding Nemo Cake 4

by Kellie Kelly
(Fredericksburg, VA )

Dori from Finding Nemo Cake

Dori from Finding Nemo Cake

For my niece's 18 birthday, she wanted a Dori from Finding Nemo cake, she loves her! So I made a regular cake, outlined Dori and made seaweed on the bottom of the cake. I used a white icing background.

Piped Dori, free handed, in black. Filled her in with blue and teal green, and yellow icing. For the seaweed I used the blue, teal green, and yellow icing. She loved it! It really turned out nice. I only use the butter cream icing, and the Wilton icing color gels. I did use the Wilton black piping icing in the tube for the out line. That was the first time I used it and I loved it! I will never mix up black icing again just for piping!

I used the #16 tip from Wilton to fill in the details. Also the scallop tip for the cake edges, I used the left over icing for that. Enjoy!

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Finding Nemo Cake 58

by Jennifer
(Australia)


My daughter Imogen, is in love with Nemo so I decided to have a go at making her a cake with her favorite fish! I made a chocolate cake in a 30cm round pan, iced it with Betty Crocker vanilla frosting (the ready to spread from the tub stuff!) that was coloured with blue food colouring.

Once that had hardened a bit, I copied a picture onto the cake, from a colouring page picture I found on the net. I then outlined Nemo's body with licorice thinly cut into strips. then coloured the different parts of Nemo with different colours (eg orange, white). I used a piping bag to put this on. Licorice was used for the eyeballs.

I used a piping bag with green icing to make the plant/seaweed stuff underneath Nemo! now I just have to make another one, as her birthday isn't for another 4 weeks! (wanted to do a trial!)

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