Fishing Or Woodworkng Cake Ideas

Decorating By cake4you Updated 13 Jun 2005 , 6:05am by nernan

cake4you Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 12:54pm
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I am coming to the experts for some ideas, I have been reading so many posts and learning so many things for you guys!! I am just starting out, this will be my third paid cake, I have to do a b-day cake for an older gentleman (a friends father) and he loves fishing or woodworking.....

I looked throught my Wilton books, nothing really caught my eye, any ideas for this theme? They want a 10" round cake, they are only serving like 5-6 people

Any ideas??

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msumissa Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 4:15pm
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Check my pictures for the fish cake. It has been a top seller for me. I have sold 4 so far and I only made it last month as a trial for a family reunion.

cake4you Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 7:16pm
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That is an awesome cake, very good job!!! Can you send me the intructions for that cake, I may get brave and give that a go!!!

ktweety Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 7:26pm
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tlnewman Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 7:39pm
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Can I get the instructions also? My son will be 16 this month and he loves fishing! My email is
Thank you sooo much!

msumissa Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 8:08pm
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Okay, the instructions are in one of Collette Peter's books, The Art of Cake Decorating. I would copy them, but I don't want to infringe on the copyrights. In a nutshell here it is. Bake a 9X13 cake. (red cakes are kind of fun)
You cut the cake corner to opposite corner in a sort of fish shape. (or approximate the body of the fish you are making) Trim the tail end a little so it is a little lower, like a tapper to the fin. Set on your cake board. Cover with your favorite buttercream. Use rolled Fondant to cover your fish cake. I trim so that the tail fin is part of the body. Cut your other fins to match the type of fish you are doing. I use the dull side of a steak knife to make the 'bones' in the fins. for the top fin, usually there are a few spines that are seperated by a dip. I use a round tip that kind of mirrors that. Then I use a large round tip to make the scales, slightly indenting the fondant. I use the same knife to make the gills. After I have that, I attach the fins with water. Roll a rope to shape the mouth. Attach with water. Then, I paint the fish with vodka mixed with the colors. Sometimes, like with black, I use the straight gel color. I have been meaning to get some luster dust to make the bellies silvery so there is an idea for embellishment. On your serving tray (or cake board) use a leaf tip to make it look like it is laying on a bed of lettice. I used red fondant balls to look like cherry tomatoes. I don't show it on this fish, but I have begun to make little lemon wedges out of fondant as well to place on the board. You could also use those candied lemon wedges, but I can't find them since Fanny Farmer went out of business.
I have 3 other fish cakes to post and each one is a little different. For the one at our family reunion I placed the fish on a 12X18 cake. (with proper supports) that was one HEAVY cake!

PM me and let me know if you have additional questions icon_biggrin.gif

antonia74 Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 9:52pm
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I love the fish cakes! They are actually pretty's just shaping the cake that is the challenge. Once the fondant is on, it's smooth sailing from there with the painting, etc.

I use real lettuce and those candied lemon wedges for some of mine.

I also used Colette Peter's instructions!

littleone Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 5:36pm
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Here is a woodworking cake I did. It is a sheet cake but could be made into a round. The tools are all fondant, but Wilton has come out with tool candles or tool candy molds that I did not have when I made the cake. So you could use those instead of making the tools out of fondant.

littleone Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 5:39pm
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cake4you Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 5:42pm
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These ideas are great.....the creatives juices are flowing now!!!! did you make that tape measure, it look great!

wandy27 Posted 10 Jun 2005 , 9:08pm
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WOW, that cake is so beautiful!!!!!!!!

veejaytx Posted 11 Jun 2005 , 7:57pm
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Here's a fishing scene that could be done in a BCT, or just piped on a cake. Janice

nernan Posted 13 Jun 2005 , 6:05am
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everyone is so talented, and have great ideas.

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