What fun it was to make this fish shaped cake! I have a son-in-law who loves to go fishing and I have been dying to make one of these cakes. With his birthday coming up, it was the perfect opportunity for me to make one. (Make sure you check out these cool Fishing cakes.)
Making the Fish Shaped Cake
- I baked this one in a 9 x 13 sheet cake pan and carved the fish from that.
- I took my time carving out the fish shape and was careful to round it off just right.
- I split the fish in half from head to tail and filled it with strawberry preserves in a strawberry cake.
My 5 year old granddaughter (his daughter) didn’t want any cake because she thought it was a real fish. In fact, when we sliced into the cake and the strawberry filling was visible, it was so funny to watch as she kept backing up and whining, “I don’t want any cake. I don’t want any cake.” Ha ha! I guess the fish must have looked very realistic to her. It was so funny.
Coolest Grooms Fish Cake
The Groom caught a 42 inch salmon on the day the wedding was announced, so it was an easy theme for a surprise Groom’s cake. The fish is made of Rice Krispie treats,covered in fondant. I found some great Fishing cakes and ideas from other contributors on this site… thanks so much!
I used a cheese grater to make the scales and painted with silver petal dust mixed with clear spirits, airbrushing would also work here… my airbrush compressor was on the fritz so I hand painted instead.
The fish is painted with petal dusts and gel food colors. The fins are made of gumpaste and painted with gel colors and petal dust. The fish is propped up on wooden dowels inserted into the base cake. The seaweed is gumpaste painted with gel colors and the sign is also gumpaste painted with gel colors and attached to a wooden dowel inserted into the base cake. The water effect on the base cake is blue gel food color mixed with clear pipping gel spread over tinted buttercream, I piped it on and then spread it with a small paint brush. The sand is brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs.
Surprise Fishing and Hunting Birthday Cake
This fishing and hunting cake was a first for me. I had never made hunting or fishing cakes like this before.
A client contacted me to make a hobby themed surprise birthday cake. She wanted a mix between a hunting and fishing theme and she wanted a tackle box and a few other items on the cake. The client also wanted to have her husband’s favorite hat somewhere on the cake and his favorite beer on there as well. I told the client I would need pictures of all the items he wanted on the cake.
I had no idea how to get the camo on fondant or how to make a sugar bottle. I told the client I had concerns about the beer bottle and I may not be able to do it. I looked at buying a mold and found they ran around $60. I was not paying that much for one cake. So, I found a do it yourself youtube video and made my own mold.
The bottle turned out great, but because of time I had not figured out how to paint on the sugar glass. I ended up using the real label from a beer bottle. It turned out great for my first one.
I made the hat out of fondant. I do regret using cocoa powder to color the fondant because the brown coloring did not turn it the color I needed. In fact, the cocoa turned the fondant dry and crumbly. I formed the hat around a new hat I covered in cling wrap. It worked great except it dried much slower and I didn’t realize it until it was the day to assembly. This was not the time to find this out. The hat cracked at the bill and if you zoom in you can probably see where I patched it.
The woodland camo was hand painted and I was very pleased with how it turned out for my first time painting on fondant. I used 4 sheet cakes, using the measurements from a real tackle box and cut and carved them to make the cake.
All in all I was very pleased with the cake. I was told that it was one of the coolest fishing cakes.
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