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Coolest Octupus Birthday Cake

I made Octupus Birthday Cake for my son’s 6th birthday. He helped with the decorating, so it’s really over the top!

The base is 2 x 12 in rounds; the middle is 2 x 10 in rounds made with the butter cake recipe found on the Wilton’s site. I filled it with pastry cream and fresh sliced strawberries and used 3 dowels for stability and frosted with blue buttercream.

The “coral” is Rice Krispie treats. The fish and sea creatures were made a week ahead using candy molds and Merkens colored melting wafers, and stored at RT in a Tupperware. Some fish I mounted on wire to give some movement to the cake, but the wire I chose was a little too soft and so the effect wasn’t as good as I had hoped.

The octopus was a cupcake covered with fondant, the inspiration came from the ocean 11 cake made by Pam R. from Champaign IL (she did a beautiful job – I need a lot more practice working with fondant!!). The eel (on the back side of the cake) and the sharks I sculpted from fondant, and the sharks were supported on bamboo skewers to appear as if they were circling the reef.

Seaweed was made from fruit leather and the candy rocks I purchased from a local chocolate shop.

This cake was a huge personal success and my son said it was the best birthday cake in the whole world!

 Octupus Birthday Cake

2 thoughts on “Coolest Octupus Birthday Cake”

  1. I was looking through the net for some tips and ideas… I’m a big cake fan and love making fun kids cakes… I loved the originality, creativity and joined family effort… I will be using your cake for ideas this year as we have an ocean theme…Thanks a bunch and well done!


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