My 2 year old daughter was into fish, and so I came up with this fish cake for her birthday. I used yellow cake in a 9x13" pan, chocolate batter in a square pan then baked chocolate cupcakes with the rest of the chocolate batter. Once the yellow cake was out of the pan and cooled, I cut the corners off to make the fish body.
Then I cut a small triangle from that side for the mouth. To make the tail I cut the shape from the square cake (I left the corners rounded, but basically cut a triangle into the middle).
I made a whipped cream style frosting and tinted 2 shades of orange for variety, as well as blue for the bubbles. When icing the fish body, I tried to give the appearance of scales. I added the detail for the eye.
For depth, I took another triangle from the chocolate cake and made it a bit smaller, iced it, then positioned it coming out of the fish. Finally I iced all the cupcakes blue with white accents to make them look like bubbles, and when the cake was on the table, the bubbles were coming out of the fish's mouth.
This was a big hit and the kids liked the options in terms of cake flavor and cupcake versus slice of cake.
I made this fish birthday cake for my daughter's second birthday. I hadn't decorated a birthday cake in quite a few years so this was a challenge. It is made from one round cake tin.
The cake itself is a flourless orange cake which is then covered with a marshmallow fondant icing. It was the first time I made this kind of icing and it was scare but fun. It is great that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge till needed.
I put orange food coloring in half of it for the body and left the rest white for the fins and tail. I firstly covered the cake with butter icing before putting on the fondant icing to help the fondant stick to the cake and try avoid lumps and bumps in the surface finish. I then finished off using chocolate buttons for scales.
The background is simply blue paper with jelly sweets covered with cling film.
My daughter was about to turn two and we were looking for a theme for her birthday. We then realized that she loves fish so we started looking for a fish birthday cake.
We found this website and were happy to find so many great ideas. This cake is a combination of the ideas we liked of the other fish themed cakes on this website.
The scales are strawberry slices and the lips are a strawberry cut in half. The blue eye is a blueberry. My older daughter colored the fins with different colored cake decorating sprinkles and confetti. Also, we used candy around the border for extra color.
The bubbles were an idea we added from a shirt design my 2 year old loves to wear that has fish and bubbles on it. We used spring form cake pans to make the cakes so the sides would be straight and even.