This is the first time I have ever tried something like this Little Fisherman cake. Sugar and icing was used to make the rocks. I made the boy and the fish with the color flow method. The cattails, the rock he sits on and the can of worms was made from gumpaste.
The water was made with piping gel and blue coloring. The fishing pole is a wooden skewer. It took me about two days to make the rocks, fish, boy, can of worms, and cattails, that includes drying time.
I really enjoyed making it and my grandsons just absolutely loved it. I made it for their sixth and seventh birthday. They are one year and four days apart so we have their birthday together. So I try to put a little more time and effort into their cake and not just have a simple one.
Now they want me to make their cake every year. The pan size I used was 14 by 14 by 2 square. But I shaved a little off the sides to fit my cake board.