I made this Octopus Birthday Cake for my son’s 1st birthday. It was an under the sea theme.

The base was 2 9 inch rounds stacked, doweled and covered in fondant. Then I added the circled cut out of fondant.

For the octopus I baked it in the Wilton ball pan. Then frosted, doweled and covered it in fondant. I added it to the top of my cake and rolled out fondant “snakes” for the tentacles and added the fondant suckers.

For the finishing touch, I added little fondant balls to the edges of the cake. Not bad for my first try at fondant!