I baked a chocolate sponge cake (9" round) and filled with chocolate buttercream to make this fishing cake. I made the cake level using fondant icing, layered with apricot jam and then covered with marbleized icing coloured green and white.
I then cut an indentation in the top for the pond. The mud edges were made using chocolate flavored fondant molded into the correct shape and then stuck on using a small amount of royal icing. The flowers are made from sugarpaste as is the rose bush, fishing bait box, reeds, ladybird, frog, lilies and lily pads. (These were all made several days in advance).
I pieced the cake together using the sugar decorations, finished the 'mud' off by grating milk chocolate onto the edges. I made the fishing rod out of a skewer with cotton thread which dangles into the water. The water was made with green/blue royal icing poured into the indentation, which was then covered with piping gel to make it look wet.
Then using a fine nozzle piped the wording onto the pond as if it was the continuation of the fishing line. Using flower paste I then molded the red 'float' at the end of the line. I used Mexican paste to mold the fishing sign and painted on the message with food colour and a fine paintbrush. The rocks were made from black and white fondant rolled together.
My son wanted fishing equipment for his 12th birthday so I made him this Fishing Cake too. The cake is a chocolate sponge made in an 8 inch round tin. I sliced it in half and sandwiched it with jam and buttercream.
I then coloured the remaining butterscream green and covered the top of the cake with it. I rolled out some blue ready to roll icing to make a pond shape and put it on the cake surrounded by sweet pebbles kindly bought by a friend from a sea-side sweet shop.
I made the rod from half a wooden kebab stick, painted with black food colouring and found a plastic person and some ducks from my youngest son's farm set.
I covered a round plastic lid from a plastic milk bottle with black icing to make a seat. I then made lily pads from green ready to roll icing and fish from red mixed with yellow. I mixed blue and green icing together to make a tackle box and then used the remaining coloured icing, rolled into panels to cover the sides of the cake.
My boyfriend's favorite summer activity is fishing. I resembled the pond where he fishes at. I made two cakes to make it one big cake.
The first cake was made with a large round pan and the other was made with a regular 9x13. This cake is the parking lot using the icing to make it look like a boat launch.The pond was made with Berryblue Jell-O using the jiggles recipe and I bought all ofthe effect (trees, fences and truck with boat). The gravel was bought as well and it is actually chocolate inside. My green icing didnt come out as dark as I wanted so i used green crystal sugars to give the grass effect and tan coloroed sugar crystals for the sand or gravel effect in the parking lot.
Over all this was one his favorite birthday cakes I made for him so far. I go this Jello water idea from this web site. Hopefully viewers will enjoy the looks of this cake like my friends and family did.