I have never made a cake like this before. After looking on this site, I got inspired. My son was having a fish themed birthday so I decided to make a goldfish cake.
I started with a 9x13 cake. I lined the pan with wax paper so it would not stick. I let it cool in the freezer for 45 minutes. While waiting, I drew a fish shape on paper and cut it out. I took the cake out, flipped it over and removed the wax paper. Then, I placed the fish shape on the cake and cut it out with a serrated knife. I used the extra pieces to make the fins and just arranged them.
I used white canned frosting and added food coloring. I put a thin layer on first and then went over it again. I used a spoon to make the scales by pressing it down and lifting it up repeatedly. I used a fork to draw lines on the fins. I had some left over frosting and used a small paint brush to add the eye and the water underneath.
It turned out well and was easier than I thought it would be. Everyone loved it and it was so much more special than buying a generic cake from the bakery. I have another birthday party coming up and I look forward to making that cake too. Thanks to this site and best wishes to everyone giving their family and friends cakes made with love(the most important ingredient that cannot be bought).
My aunt absolutely loves fish especially tropical fish. She came in town the weekend of her birthday and we surprised her with a cook out at my house and I made this Puffer Fish Birthday Cake especially for her. It brought tears to her eyes because she said no one had ever done this for her. (She normally buys her own birthday cake).
I took two Pyrex bowls, filled them with a two layer cakes each then baked at 350 for 35 minutes. I removed them and allowed them to cool completely overnight. I then took lollipop sticks you can purchase at Walmart and candy melts and molded the fins, lips, and eyes and placed them in the refrigerator overnight.
The following morning I removed the cake from the refrigerator and I prepared a teal colored icing and made the water look which also helped the cake stick where it was and not move. Then iced with butter cream and stuck the two sides on top of each other then I iced it all over. Then I used the star tip and piped with yellow in random spots then went back in and piped with red to fill the remaining spots.
I wrote Happy Birthday to my aunt and placed it in the refrigerator to allow it to stay cool since it was the middle of the summer at this time and took it out 30 minutes prior to her arrival. It was easy and definitely fun!