1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive.......
Here we have a fun fishing themed birthday cake that was ordered for a adult males birthday. It was a smaller sized cake as the order also included 24 co-ordinating cupcakes.
The cake was 3 layers of 'Blondie' (vanilla bean butter cake) with caramel Swiss meringue buttercream sandwiched in between. This was covered in homemade marshmallow fondant which I marbled in order to make it appear more sea like. The size was a 6" round (approx 10 regular serves).
The boat, all of the items in the boat, sea creatures, seaweed & rocks were also modeled using marshmallow fondant.
The customer had told me that the birthday boy loves his tinnie so I designed the cake with that in mind & made the tinnie the main focus. I was sure to use the actual letters & numbers off his real life boat on the tinnie to make it really personalised. I added a lifesaver & an Esky inside the boat for a whimsical touch, (I love the little Esky).
The fish popping out of the water is one of my favorite parts, I used royal icing to pipe the little ripples on the water around the fish which I think looked really effective. I also used royal icing to pipe the little air bubbles coming from the mouth of the fish on the side of the cake.