2D Fish Cakes...

Decorating By TexasSugar Updated 22 May 2009 , 11:10pm by cocobean

TexasSugar Posted 21 May 2009 , 4:23am
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For those of you that have done the awesome fish cakes in the gallery would you be willing to tell me what size cakes you started with? Did you do one or two layers of cake?

I'm planning on doing one tomorrow, and while I think I have a good starting idea I was just curious what others have done as well.

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cocobean Posted 21 May 2009 , 4:34am
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Hi Texas, I made a fish jumping out of water cake using 2 layers of 9x13. It ended up bigger than I thought. But it was really cool! Good luck!

cocobean Posted 21 May 2009 , 4:43am
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...here it is

galliesway Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:11pm
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Cocobean please share how you did that~ fantastic cake by the way! Would it be hard for a beginner? That would be an awesome cake for Father's Day.


Peridot Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:20pm
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I would like to know how that is done also.

sweetideas Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:21pm
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That cake is wonderful! Amazing!

cata29 Posted 21 May 2009 , 7:27pm
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Cocobean your cake rocks!! Please do tell how you did this!
Father's day is coming up icon_eek.gif

cocobean Posted 21 May 2009 , 10:34pm
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Thanks guys! icon_smile.gif
The fish, tail, and cattails are made of rice Krispie treats covered with fondant. I painted the fish and tail with gel colors. I put those wood skewers in the cattails, fish and tail so that you could stick them into the cake. I used green colored fondant for the grass and brown fondant to cover the rice krispies on the cattails. I don't know if you can see it but there is a wire hooked onto the fish mouth then bent around and stuck back into the cake. Looks like he's caught and being pulled out of the water! Got my ideas from others cake here on cc. Thanks!

Texas, I don't know if that is what you call 2d or 3d. icon_confused.gif

TexasSugar Posted 22 May 2009 , 2:55am
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Cocobean, cute cake!!

I meant more of the fish laying on their sides though. I ended up using a 13x9 2in tall.

cakedout Posted 22 May 2009 , 4:17pm
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When I make my 2D fish I use an 18" half-round pan. I do that because it gives it the start of the curve I want. icon_smile.gif My pan is 4" high, so I can fill it pretty full. This makes a fairly large fish cake.

When I start to carve, I leave the 'hump' on the cake-don't level it! I have a pattern from a real fish that I use to make the fins and tail. I use either wafer paper or gumpaste and airbrush 'em.

cakedout Posted 22 May 2009 , 4:19pm
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I thought I had a pic of my fish in my photo gallery, but I don't....have to do that when I get home so you can see what I mean.

cocobean Posted 22 May 2009 , 11:10pm
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Texas, you've got me thinking about fish cakes. I just saw a couple of fun ones. Check out AnnaLynnG and txnonnie they posted some fun ones today! icon_smile.gif

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