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Coolest 40th Birthday Fishing Cake 13

by Lisa G.
(Houston, Texas)

Homemade 40th Birthday Fishing Cake

Homemade 40th Birthday Fishing Cake

Gone Fishing ? You bet! Forty is the magic number for this birthday boy Sam. As surprise for her husband, my client sent me a picture of this fish Sam had caught and bragged all month about. So what better way to honor the old soul than to put his trophy in edible art form.

The oval shaped cake was three 14ish layers of red velvet cake, filled with cream cheese icing. The base icing was butter creme dyed green - then airbrushed to give its lake inspired foresty effect. The brush work was first done in pale green, then darker green in some areas then yellow and finally brown. Extra thick blue butter cream (1/4 more powdered sugar added to regular batch) was generously place down one side of cake to achieve a flowing waterfall effect.

The rocks were made of brown and gray mixed fondant. The fishing pole was a chocolate stick. The wonderful fish was hand sculptured in two pieces with fondant and hand painted and glazed with vodka and luster dust. Then both parts where ideally placed and positioned - waiting for the bait. The dirt was brown sugar and to finish off the edges were touches of chocolate fudge icing and a leaf tip was used to make leaves spring up throughout the rocks.

The overall presentation was well received by the client, Sam and his guest!

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Coolest Fish and Rainbow Octopus Cake 48

by Monica E
(Lexington, TX)

Homemade Fish and Rainbow Octopus Cake

Homemade Fish and Rainbow Octopus Cake

My 6 year-old son made this Fish and Rainbow Octopus Cake. Since it was for a cake contest, he did everything himself. The cake is a round Wilton cake pan.

The fish is a large lollipop broken up and rearranged (it might be able to be broken or cut more exactly if an adult was doing it). It's eye is a sprinkle candy glued on with a dot of frosting.

The small fish, octopus and worm are all store-bought gummy candy. We thought about making some type of fisher and dangling the worm from his fishing rod, but we ran out of time. Just a thought...

The water was done with a whip cream frosting dyed blue. We frosted it flat and then used a Wilton cake spatula (the metal kind, not rubber) to press and lift the frosting to make waves.

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Fish and Ocean Cake 24

by Renee S.
(Bellingham, WA)

Super Easy Fish and Ocean Cake!

Super Easy Fish and Ocean Cake!

For this Ocean cake, I started with a Costco cake with simple blue and white border, but I wanted blue frosting. Wilton's makes a food coloring spray in lots of different colors, perfect for coloring the simple store bought cake (Spray color found at Michael's).

I then used graham cracker crumbs for the beach, gummy candies, candy rocks, and sour apple straws and green fruit roll-ups for the seaweed (Most from the bulk food section). The last thing I added was blue gel bubbles to give it a little more dimension.

It took about 20 minutes and it turned out great. My daughter loved it!

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sooo cute!
by: Janelle Lawyer

This is so cute. Where did you find gummy fish that color. Or aren't they gummy. They look more real like that! Very cute cake. Be great for a cook out or something also.

Gummy Fish
by: Renee S.

I got them in the bulk food section. There are Haribo clown fish, regular Swedish fish and gummi sea life which included the starfish, regular fish, seahorses, shells and jelly fish.

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Coolest Fish Birthday Cake 37

by Kim H,
(El Granada, CA)

Homemade Bass Fish Birthday Cake

Homemade Bass Fish Birthday Cake

I saw this fish birthday cake on this site (originally submitted by Carol). I just had to try it. Where as I don't think it came out as well as her's, I was definitely happy with it.

This was the first time I used rice cereal, fondant and air brushing. Making cakes is FUN!

Unfortunately, I did not get a picture with the hook in the cake and the candles lit but it was very impressive - trust me!

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how did you do it?
by: Anonymous

Can you give me instructions how you did it. Looks great.. would love try it

VERY CREATIVE
by: Helen

You guys did a great job...just wondering> do you use the gel color & alcohol or extract to thin your colors before putting them in your airbrush.
I have a Trout to make out of Gumpaste or Fondant & have had an airbrush for quite some time...but never used it for this. Going to pull it out & give it a try.

Thanks for posting....VERY CREATIVE...not just your "run of the mill cake"!

Fish cake
by: Anonymous

I love this cake...can you give me instructions on how you made it please...thank you!!

Bass Fish Cake
by: Anonymous

Could I please get directions on how to make this cake...I love it!!

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Coolest Fish Birthday Cake 38

by Melanie
(Brownton, MN)

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake

I made this fish birthday cake for my son's 2nd birthday. He loved it! It was very easy.

Use one cake mix, bake in a 9x13 pan, cut out the body shape and use the corners that you cut off as the tail and fin. I used Necco wafers(candy) on top for the scales but you could also use the rainbow Nilla wafers(graham crackers)!

Super easy and sure to be a hit!

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Coolest Fish Birthday Cake 39

by Nicole V.
(Hazlet , NJ)

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake

Homemade Fish Birthday Cake

I made this fish birthday cake for my uncle's 50th birthday. He loves to fish.

I used a sheet cake pan and cut the fish shape out with a knife and then just use your imagination to decorate the cake any way you like/

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