Fishy In The Process!

Decorating By Chippi Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 5:25am by Chippi

Chippi Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 8:07pm
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I feel like a taxidermist! lol I am making a cake for my brother's bday and it is in WVa. I hope I can transport this Bass who will be jumping out of his cake. I made this with Allycook instructions, except for one goof! I put my fins on before painting but I think I can handle that part. My only fear is transporting 1100 miles. icon_surprised.gif Any transporting ideas greatly appreciated. Tell me what you think?

22 replies
macciacae Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 8:16pm
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Very Nice so far... can't wait to see the finished piece!!

Peridot Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 8:54pm
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WOW! That is fantastic - I think you need to to a tutorial for all of us CC's who want to do fish cakes. Where would we find Allycook's instructions?

I can't wait to see the final presentation either - FANTASTIC!

sweetiesbykim Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 8:59pm
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AMAZING!!! You need to enter this into a cake show thumbs_up.gif

subaru Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 9:00pm
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That is fantastic!!!!!!! I want those instructions too, please.

Auryn Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 9:54pm
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no wonder you feel like a taxidermist
that is amazing.

yes please do post some instructions.

as far as transporting, are you driving or flying??

sweetiesbykim Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 10:02pm
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I think this is the picture of the cake we/you are referring to.

Chippi Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 10:30pm
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Check out Allycook's cakes and you can see hers, here when I get time I will be glad to send out a tutorial. It will be a few days before I can do one. This is my first sculpture so I really don't feel tutorial worthy but I will give it my best shot! Thank you all for the great compliments! Now back to change him from albino to a real Bass!


Chippi Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by sweetiesbykim

I think this is the picture of the cake we/you are referring to.

Yep that is the one! You can PM her she sent me instructions.


Chippi Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 5:07am
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Originally Posted by Auryn

no wonder you feel like a taxidermist
that is amazing.

yes please do post some instructions.

as far as transporting, are you driving or flying??

We are driving but things may be cancelled, my mom's knee went out on her and she may have to have a knee replacement. We were going home to bring her here with us for a while. She is unable to fly. My heart breaks for her she lost her best friend last year (my father). I guess I can sell my fish on ebay? haha


chilz822 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 5:55am
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holy moly Chippi, that fish is amazing!
Please put me on your list when you get time for that tutorial... I can't even believe how good that looks!

Rylan Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 11:27am
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I love it! I already like it that way. It looks totally awesome.

pjrm Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:52pm
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What did you use for the base of the fish? Is it all gumpaste or did you use styrofoam? This is an absolute perfect bass!! I am making plans to make my husband a fishing cake in Sept for his bday and really would love to get the how to's on this!! Super job so far, I hope you will be able to finish the cake....sorry your plans need to be changed.

sadsmile Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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That is amazing!!!! I would make and take extra fins and a tail just in case and if you don't need to fix the big one then they could be used to add 3D to any other fish on the cake. I can't wait to see the finished cake! You really did an oustanding job!

jlynnw Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:03pm
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I so want to learn how to do this fish. I think I PM allycook before looking for directions and never heard back. Could you please send some pointers?

shelly-101 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:11pm
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wow amazing can't wait to see the finish product and sorry to hear about your mom...

Bellatheball Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 5:38pm
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I hate fish (ick) but that's FANTASTIC! Wow. It looks so real. Well done. Even if he didn't get to enjoy it, we all did. icon_biggrin.gif

dberck Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 7:21pm
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Incredible job! I would love to receive some instructions, too!

crystalina1977 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:28pm
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wow, you really did a great job on this...i have made a couple of bass fish cakes myself and i think yours is just awesome. i hope things work out for you =) it would be a shame for this fish not to be used!

Chippi Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:01am
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My fish is not cake he is made of foil and masking tape like Allycooks. But he is going on a 12' 2-layer cake for my brother. I have him over half painted and geeeez I didn't know I was gonna be so picky. It's taking me 6 hrs to paint to this far. I hope ya'll like him I will post it tomorrow sometime. I have another cake to do for a friend also so it may be late tomorrow evening. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, you all are the best! We are going to make the trip to WV afterall, so I had to jump back into the fish haha. I'm already worn out but I'll probably stay up late and all day tomorrow working on it to get everything done in time to leave!

Thank you to all,

jlynnw Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:11am
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I am still waiting to see the final fish! It has been nearly 2 weeks and I am trying to be patient (sp?) but..... Where is the fish?

rharris524 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:49am
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She has it posted in her pics. It is really awesome! Great job Chippi

Chippi Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:25am
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Hi everyone, I'm so sorry I haven't been on much lately, I have my mom here now and taking care of her. I did get the picture of the fish posted if anyone wants to see. He made it in one piece! icon_smile.gif My brother flipped! He thought I bought the fish and stuck it on the top of the cake! HAHA Thanks for all your support and help and comments! I love CC!

Hope everyone is well,

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