I made this Fishing Birthday Cake for my father in law. It was a 10 inch round chocolate cake with a filling of chocolate butter cream and vanilla butter cream to crumb coat the cake.
I covered the whole cake in green fondant then added a layer of blue to create the water. I made the figure out of fondant icing the day before to allow this to dry. The fish I made out of colored marzipan and then sprayed them with a little gold lustre spray. I used a garlic press to make the green fondant bushes and a wooded skewer covered in black fondant to make the rod and cotton thread the make the fishing line.
I added a little green colored coconut to cover the join of the blue and green, reeds were made using wire and a little chocolate fondant and flowers and lily pads to add a bit of detail.
I finished the cake off with colored marzipan rocks and chocolate letters. It went down a treat and was a really nice tasting cake.
My ten year old son is an avid fisherman. I had to make just the right cake for his birthday. I knew I wanted to do some kind of "fish out of the cake" idea... but it took a couple of (secret) attempts. I had make a few cakes before, but I had not sculpted any thing out of fondant before.
The fish, a bass, looked like a worm the first few times! But adding gills and lips did the trick. I started with a basic 2 layer cake iced with buttercream. Then used food coloring air brush to spray on the "pond" and the fish. I made the cattails out of fondant pressed on spaghetti sticks (don't apply until ready to serve, butter cream will soften). The grass blades and sign were also make from fondant ahead of time and allowed to dry.
My son loved his fishing birthday cake. We had his birthday at a pizza parlor and I had several people wanting to know where I bought it from! Good feeling! Hope you like it too.
This Fishing Birthday Cake was made for a fishing/outdoorsman. I made a 12' round and a 10" round cake, let it cool for about an hour. I frosted both with a crumb coat of buttercream and put it in the freezer overnight to firm up.
Then I frosted the grass using a star tip and the water. Just using a knife I added a beach with crushed graham crackers and the other decorations which are gummy worms, fish and frogs, the rocks on the side are chocolate covered peanuts and the dock is a Hershey bar. The boat is made of MM fondant left to harden overnight.
The fisherman is a Wilton cake topper I got at a local store. The 50 year old fisherman LOVED IT.
My son wanted a shark-theme party for his 7th birthday. My husband and I baked two 13X9 yellow cakes and cut out a square hole in one for the shark-infested "water." We put the shark in a square plastic dish and poured blue Jell-O in around him and let it set.
When the Jell-O was ready, we set the whole dish into the hole we'd made and frosted the cakes and the side of the plastic dish so it all blended well. We even added some "white caps" to the water. We used our son's toy kayak, fisherman, and fishing pole to make it look like the fisherman had caught the shark.
The kids LOVED the Fishing Birthday Cake - and even fought over the blue Jell-O!