Coolest Octopus Island Birthday Cake

The octopus on the Octopus Island Birthday Cake is created using gum paste and was hard to make just by going on pictures from others that I had seen. This was the third or fourth one made at that.

The island the octopus is on was a half of the Wilton Sports Ball pan covered with icing, and smoothed with the paper towel technique. I iced the rest of the ‘water’ all blue and used a plastic spoon with the curved part dipped into white icing and pulled up on the water for the ‘white caps’. The fish on the side were gummy fish that I was extremely lucky to have found already decorated and the seaweed was fruit roll ups cut into strips and twisted (an idea I got off of here). The sharks were gummy sharks with the eyes added on.