I baked 2 x 8inch Victoria sandwiches, sandwiched together with jam and butter cream then butter creamed the two cakes side by side big enough to cut a template out of a fish, omitting the fins and tail.
When template was cut out I started to shape the fish to give it a realistic shape, then I butter creamed all over the fish and left it to harden in the fridge for 30 min.
I rolled out 1kg of white icing enough to cover the fish, gently eased it over the cake and cut off any excess icing saving this to make the fins and tail later. I pressed in the shape of the eye and made the scales shape with a teaspoon then I shaped the fins and tail and pressed lines in them with the back of a knife.
To colour the fish I mixed green, brown and yellow food colour paste together on a plate in different shades and sponged on to the fish when finished i left to dry for a few hours then I brushed the cake over with a shimmer dust to finish off.
My son is a fisherman and he really loved this Fish Birthday Cake Idea.