My friend asked me to make a last-minute shark cake for her nine year old son! I did an internet search for shark cakes, found a 3D idea and ran with it!
I started out by making a sheet cake for the base to make the shark more stable since the cake had to travel over 70 miles. I mixed blue glitter icing with the white butter cream icing to make the top of the cake look like waves. Then I sprayed the “waves” with metallic grey spray icing to give it a shimmer.
Then I made two football pan cakes for the shark. I leveled the bottom one to make it look like he was coming out of the water. Then I carved out his mouth a little so I could fit his “snack” inside his mouth. I lined his mouth with black icing, added the shark teeth I had made out of fondant and added his “snack”. Then I placed the top football on the bottom football with a layer of icing in between.
Once I had the shark “together”, I added the fins, which I made ahead of time out of blue fondant and lollipop sticks. Then I “painted” the fins with a toothbrush (a new one, of course!) using a mixture of the blue glitter icing and dark blue butter cream icing. Once the fins were in place and “painted”, I was ready to decorate the shark!
I covered the shark in dark blue “stars”, making sure to adhere the fins as I went. Then I gave him black butter cream eyes with little white slits and I sprayed the entire cake (cake board and all) with the metallic grey spray icing!
I am happy to say that the cake made it to it’s destination in one piece and her son absolutely LOVED the shark!!