Fathers Day Fish Cake
by Nancy Correa
(Orlando, Fl., USA)
Making the Scales
Coloring the Fish
It all started with a fish. My husband LOVES-I repeat LOVES fishing. So I decided to make him a Fathers Day Fish Cake. I went to the internet and searched and searched. I found a local bakery that had the perfect design but when I called to get a price! Wow! it was extremely expensive for an 8" square cake with a fish on it.
I Can Do This
I went back on the internet and printed a picture of a fish. I also saw videos of how to make a fondant cake.
Boy it was a little scary, but I said to myself, I know I can do this.
I Love Shopping
I went to Joanne's Craft store and bought everything I needed to make the cake. I love to shop so it was fun. Mind you I have never made a cake with fondant. Looking at your website and seeing all these beautiful cakes, I just had to do try this.
Here We Go
On Friday, June 17th I baked two 9 x 13 sheet yellow cakes. Let then cool down and wrapped them in plastic wrap untill the next day. Saturday I was up early and anxious to get started.
I crumb coated one of the sheet cakes and put it in the refrigerator. Took the second sheet cake and place my printed fish on the cake and cut it with a knife into the shape of the fish. I also crumb coated the fish and placed it in the refrigerator.
I immediately started working on the fondant. I colored it blue with gel food coloring, kneading until it was soft enough to roll. I covered the full sheet cake with the blue fondant and set it aside. Next I took some more of the sugar paste and colored it with black gel food coloring to make it look grey. I covered the crumb coated fish cake with the grey fondant.
I placed the fish on the full sheet of cake and made fins using the black fondant. I made the fish scales with my "U" cut out letter. The made an eye with white and black fondant. I used some of my scrapbook letters to cut out Happy Father Days in Blue and placed it on the cake.
Surprise Happy Fathers Day
I surprised my husband and he was amazed that I had done this cake. I had so much fun that I have made another cake for my Brother in-law's birthday. I also have two more I will be making. An anniversary cake
and a purse cake
for my son's girlfriend.
I am planning to build a cake decorating business
and I hope it works out. I have included my pictures. Thank you.
from Orlando, Florida. Nancy Thank you for your wonderful story and Fathers Day Fish Cake entry. You are very determined and that is why I believe you will be successful with your cake decorating business endeavor. Perseverance! Great job on the entry. Good Luck!