For this homemade fishing bobber cake I started out by making two 8" or 9" round cakes. I like to line the bottom of my cake pans with waxed paper so that the cakes come out easily. I frosted 1/2 of it white and the other 1/2 red. You could use other colors like yellow and orange if you wished. I just thought that red and white were the most "traditional" bobber colors.
For the top I used a 3" round cake pan, if you don't have a round pan this small you could also use a cupcake. I attached it with frosting and toothpicks. My husband added the bottom spring thing by using a black pipe cleaner. His suggestion was black shoestring licorice, but I didn't have any on hand. Then I accented it with candy gummy worms.
My son was thrilled with this easy homemade fishing bobber cake! I also made cupcakes to match this cake and used them for his party with his friends. I frosted them with "blue water" frosting and topped them with a gummy worm and bobber.
For party favors the children had their bobbers and I made fish id books for their tackle-boxes with pictures of common fish and fish facts for that species. For the invite I put a lure on the front and wrote "Take the bait and help us celebrate!" On the inside I had bobbers also.
Our friend's son turned one recently, and they knew they wanted a cake but didn't know what to have. They gave me an open palate so I chose a fishing theme, as his Dad and brother are mad about fishing.
So for this Fishing Birthday Cake I baked two round chocolate mud cakes, one smaller than the other, cut them in half length ways and iced and filled them with Betty Crocker vanilla frosting (I love that stuff!).
I set to work making marshmallow fondant, and split it into some smaller batches to colour appropriately. The majority batch was an aqua/blue, which I left with a hint of marble in it to give a watery effect. I hand cut the waves and only loosely adhered them to the first coat of fondant to look like waves, and I placed sea creatures I had shaped randomly in the waves.
The little boy on top is all hand sculpted piece by piece in his tinny (just a fraction of the size of his Daddy's boat of course, which was wayy to detailed to try and make, so I settled for a rickety little tinny.
His fishing rod is a skewer cut to size and covered in fondant, and I used cotton thread to dangle to his one candle as if he is 'catching' it.
To finish it off I used name blocks to keep it a bit more baby-ish.
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I made this cake for my brothers 50th. I used a 14 inch oblong tin for the bottom cake and a smaller square tin for the boat. You can use any size for the boat depending on how big or small you want.
I covered the large cake first in buttercream. To get the effect of water i used a paintbrush dipped in hot water to get swirling effect to resemble water. I cut the inside of the top cake out to form seats and shape the dinghy. Cover it with buttercream and to get the icing nice and flat. I used a paintbrush in hot water to get into nooks and crannies I couldn't do with a spatula. Worked a treat.
I coloured the fondant and put a long strip around the boat and over the top to form an edge. I made the man and shark, motor, oars, dogs, fishing box, some fish heads out of fondant. I placed the shark on the water and some clean fishing line and a real hook into the shark mouth. (I made it known it was a real hook). I had problems with the fondant breaking so added some gumtrag.