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Coolest Goldfish Cake 44

by Jennifer
(San Jose, CA)

Homemade Goldfish Cake

Homemade Goldfish Cake

For my husband's birthday, I wanted to make a fish cake. My daughter said it should be a goldfish cake (her favorite cracker). We started with a cake baked in a 9x 13" pan. Once cooled, I leveled it and cut it lengthwise to make two long rectangles.

With frosting in the middle, we stacked them and then carved them into a fish body shape. The excess that was cut off became the top and bottom fins and the fin on the side of the fish. The fish was covered with orange-tinted marshmallow fondant. Scales were cut from small circles and layered on fish body. The fins and head were painted with diluted orange food coloring to emphasize grooves I made in fins and gills with the back of a butter knife.

Finally, an eye was made with a circle of fondant with a chocolate chip pressed in for an eye.

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Coolest Trout Fish Birthday Cake 54

by Danielle
(San Antonio, TX)

Homemade Trout Fish Birthday Cake

Homemade Trout Fish Birthday Cake

I made this Trout Fish birthday cake for a friend using a yellow box cake, vanilla pudding filling and white canned frosting to cover a base coat on the cake.

The fish image came from researching fish, in particular trout, images online. I then drew my chosen image on the cake freehand, and decorated it with #16 and #18 star tips from Wilton. I also outlined the image in green with a #3 tip.

I used Wilton buttercream icing and, since it was a fish cake, opted for blues, greens and browns for the border design, which I just improvised as I decorated. My friend really loved his cake!

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Coolest One Fish Two Fish Book Cake 16

by Lana
(Ohio)

Homemade One Fish Two Fish Book Cake

Homemade One Fish Two Fish Book Cake

This is a close up of the homemade One Fish Two Fish book cake that was on the Dr. Seuss themed cake. I think it was my favorite part of the cake, though it got a little messed up in transportation. I smoothed the icing out with a fondant smoother and a little water to make it shiny like the Dr. Seuss book, and the figures are made from fondant and edible marker. The books pages are just a frosting tip. It was the easiest cake I ever made and people loved it.

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Wow
by: Anonymous

Love it. I'm not that talented though.

awesome
by: kelly

Is the yellow part fondant?

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Coolest Rainbow Fish Birthday Cake 53

by Lauren
(Metairie, LA)

Homemade Rainbow Fish Birthday Cake

Homemade Rainbow Fish Birthday Cake

My niece loves the book "Rainbow Fish," so for her first birthday, my sister and I made her a Rainbow Fish cake.

We made a 16" round white cake from a regular box mix then cut the shape of a Rainbow Fish with an electric knife. We tinted fondant to cover it and cut out tinted fondant circles for the scales. The only thing we didn't make was the eye; for this we used a googly eye from the craft department. We were really excited with how it turned out.

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Coolest Bass Birthday Cake 72

by Karen
(Hernando, Florida, USA)

Homemade Bass Birthday Cake

Homemade Bass Birthday Cake

This Bass Birthday Cake was to celebrate the combined birthdays of about six male family members. The party was held at the family Lake House, so it was only fitting to keep the theme with the Lake. I used "Billy the Big Mouth Bass" as my model.

The Bass was chocolate cake with Mint Chocolate Icing. Topped with fondant, painted with food coloring. The Plaque was Oreo cookies and cream and chocolate alternating layers, with Oreo icing and fondant. I, once again painted the "grain" with food coloring.

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Coolest Bass Cake 58

by Nicole
(Silver Lake, WI)

Homemade Bass Cake

Homemade Bass Cake

This Bass Cake was my first time working with fondant. I was very impressed with my work, as was everyone else! I now have a web page, and I am starting my own business.

I made the cake out of a regular half sheet size. I carved a basic fish shape out of half of it , then copied it on the other half to stack the cake. I looked at several photos of bass before choosing the one I wanted to work off of.

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Coolest Bass Cake 58
by: Michelle

This cake is really nice! Very realistic looking, and I love the colors that you used. I have a 15-year old son (will be 16 in November) who loves fishing, and am trying to figure out what to do for his next birthday. Really cool!

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Coolest Fish Birthday Cake Idea 67

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake Idea

I made this Fish Birthday Cake Idea for my friend's son's 1st birthday. I used butter cream frosting and used plastic toys for decorations. I put cupcakes for the air bubbles.It was one of my first cakes I made. I used a fish shaped cake pan and cut a cupcake in half for the lips. I bought a blue plastic craft board for the water.

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