This Squirt 3D Turtle Cake was made for a 20 year old girl who had wanted a "Squirt" cake ever since the movie came out. I wanted him to have a bit more "movement" than other similar cakes so I decided to make the two main cakes (the head and the shell) on cake boards and then placed them onto covered polystyrene blocks attached to the main cake board.
The Shell: The shell was covered with chocolate ganache and then fondant. The fondant was pinched along the shell edge and texture was added to define the shell sections. Using a mix of petal dusts I coloured the shell. Then I cut some blossoms in red and yellow and attached to the shell.
The Flippers were made from fondant covered acetate film and then inserted into the shell. The head was torted and ganached and carved. Rolled sausage shapes were applied to emphasize Squirts eye ridges.
Then the whole thing was covered with fondant, textured and coloured.
My 2 year old loves the Disney movie Finding Nemo, so I decided to create a Nemo birthday cake for his Nemo party theme.
I made a 10 inch round cake in a spring form pan. I then frosted the entire cake with turquoise buttercream frosting. On the top of the cake I used a wave motion to create a water look. I then found a Finding Nemo picture online and cut it out and traced it onto the center of the cake.
I used black frosting to outline the Nemo. I then piped in the white with a small star tip. Last, I piped in the orange with a small star tip. For the fins I ran the star across the fin to create a more realistic look. I wrote "Happy Birthday Drew" freehanded.
To finish it off I piped in a border between the cake and the plate to camouflage the gap between the cake and the plate.
I made this Nemo Under the Sea Birthday Cake with a 12 inch double layer white cake with buttercream icing in the center. It is made out of all buttercream icing. I drew Nemo on and then I had purchased the little sea creatures at a local store.
The sand is crushed graham crackers. For the sea bottom I was not sure how I was going to border it out so I started with some sea weed in the bottom with the sand and just ran with it all over the cake. I finished the cake out really well. Also added sea weed to the side of the cake as well for it to run together more smoothly.
I loved doing this cake and the 4 year old loved it as did all the parents at her party.
I made this Nemo Birthday Cake Idea for my son Gage's 2nd birthday. He was in a huge Nemo phase. I used an 11x14 cake pan (Wilton), used a home made choc. cake recipe. After the cake cooled I flipped it back on the hand and free hand carved the cake into a Nemo shape. I used a homemade fondant recipe I found online and experimented with mixing red and yellow food coloring for the right color orange.
I purchased black food coloring from Walmart and used that to make Nemo's black stripes. I used butter cream all over the cake first, the covered the whole cake in the orange fondant I rolled out. Lastly I added the details, stripes (white and black) and the eyes. I love the way it turned out. Gage was thrilled too!