Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake

I made this Finding Nemo birthday cake for my hairdresser for her granddaughter, she said she loved Nemo the film and decided this was what she wanted. Before baking the cake I needed to make the decorations so they dried out.

I started by making the body of the fish. I colored one piece of icing in orange for the Nemo fish and then shaped it in the shape of Nemo and set this aside to dry out. I then made the fins and set these aside too. These were to be attached when the fish dried out.

I then colored some icing in blue to make the other fish, this fish is a thin fish. I made the fish’s tail curving round to give it some shape when placed on the cake, so I had to model this while on a stick. Both the fish were made out of 1/2 flower paste 1/2 roll out icing so they would harden. The following day the fish were ready to finish off.

The Nemo fish:

I attached strips of white icing around the body and then edged them in black using a black food color pen and then I attached the fins using a little royal icing. I then dusted it with shimmer powder.

The blue fish:

I colored some icing in black and then cut out the pattern for the side of the fish and attached it with a little water. I then colored some icing in yellow and attached it to both sides of the tail and both fins. I then colored the inside of the mouth in black then with a little royal icing I attached the fins. Using 1/2 flower paste and 1/2 roll out icing I began to make the rocks, shells, starfish and coral and left these to harden before coloring.

I made the seaweed for the top of the cake in purple and orange and made some in yellow for the side of the cake. I made this by rolling out an oblong shape of icing thinly and cutting out circles with the back of a icing tube. I then ruffled it and placed on uneven paper to dry. I used 1/2 and 1/2 in the icing as I did for the shells but added the color first.

It was now time to bake the cake. I baked a vanilla 3 layer round sponge cake and when cold I filled with jam and butter cream and then I covered the whole cake in butter cream and chilled in the freezer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile I colored some icing in bright blue and the I added some white icing and with food coloring I blobbed a few blobs of green and dark blue and mixed together until it was the desired pattern I wanted. I then rolled it out to cover the cake. The cake was then set aside to harden slightly. Meanwhile I colored enough white roll out icing in a sand color to go around the edge of the board. I stuck this to the board using a little water, and ruffled it in places like the sand had drifted up the cake.

Now I started to attach the decorations to the cake using some royal icing. I then cut out all the wording using flower paste which I had colored in orange and attached this to the board.

This was my first Nemo cake and I was really pleased with the end result.

 

Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake

Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake

Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake

Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake

Coolest Finding Nemo Birthday Cake