Bohnlo Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 3:33am
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Need Help!!! Need to make a fish cake for co-workers father's 60th b'day.
It needs to feed approx 30-35. Have another cake due same day. How do I go about making a fish cake, not overly elaborate, as she would not want to pay $$$$ for extensive work. Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated. TIA'
Lori

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whisperingmadcow Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 12:34pm
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I saw a fish cake in a Colette Peters book. She made hers by cutting the fish from a 13x9 sheet cake, (football shape cut from corner to corner). She then covered it in fondant and used the back of a decorating tip and pressing into the fondant at an angle so you could get a half moon impression. Fins and tail were made out of fondant as well. Its in "Colette's Cakes: The art of Cake Decorating" if you need the reference. Not sure how many it will serve though. Hope that helps.

alvarezmom Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 12:56pm
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Not sure if this is what your looking for but I found this site...hope it helps.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50135

Price Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 1:30pm
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If you go into the gallaries on this site and do a search for fish, it will give you 39 pages of pictures that might help to give you some ideas.

wernie Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:03am
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I made a fish cake for my boyfriend's birthday last year (you can look at my pics - it was my first attempt, so it wasn't the greatest!). It was pretty easy to do - I just made the cake and then froze it so it was easier to carve. I forget what pan I baked it in, but I cut out an almond type shape for the body and then cut out the tail part. Then I just covered it in fondant and then made the fins out of fondant and attached that. After that I painted it with luster dust and put it on a bed of lettuce in a baking dish. I hope that helps at least somewhat icon_rolleyes.gif so if you have more questions I can try to answer them! icon_biggrin.gif

Bohnlo Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:08am
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Thanks everyone for your replys. I think I will try carving it out of the 9x13. I think that might need 2 layers to feed 35? Not sure about that, but I don't think 9x13 will feed everyone. Thanks again I knew I could count on CC'ers
Lori

282513 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:31am
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Hi I did one and it was super super easy and very cute. I used a large square pan and cut it. Then used the corners to make the tail. It is from one of the wilton year books.
THere is a picture in my photos.

whisperingmadcow Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:24pm
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You could do a stacked cake with the fish on top of a uncut 9X13.

JodieF Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 10:40pm
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I made a different kind of fish cake for my dad for his birthday. It had the 3D fish head coming out the top of the cake and the tail from the side. I made it from RKT. It's in my photos. It was a lot of fun to make!

Jodie

Bohnlo Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 12:05am

Thanks Jodie F and 282513 your fish cakes were awesome! I never thought about using rice krispy treats! I'll have to give that a try and see if I can make it look like a fish. Will post picture when its done, thanks to everyone for all your help!!!!
Lori icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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