This is my oldest son’s 8th birthday cake. We had a shark themed party. He wanted a 3-D shark cake.
I did about four test cakes on this one. I was wanting to make a shark’s head with its mouth open. (I have included a pic of the test cake) I made this same cake in two different sizes. I ended up with the same end result, complete collapse of the head. It fell off backwards! So I thought and thought of something else to do. I decided to do a breaching shark with the water instead.
I made the shark body out of red velvet cake (from scratch. I don’t use cake mixes as they are to airy for carving/stacking) The base “water” part of the cake was a blue velvet cake. As far as frosting the cake goes, I tried to do the base layer in an ombre style. Didn’t quite turn out as I had hoped, but sill had a decent effect. I used a large star tip to make “waves” as a border and around the shark.
I tried to make the shark a Great White. I frosted it gray and white with a black eye. I used a 104 tip to make the teeth.