Shark Week

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My son requested a "Shark Week" cake for his 5th birthday this year. He was very specific in that he wanted a tiger shark, a great white, and a hammerhead shark along with scuba divers and every other little detail you see right down to the bubbles. I was actually pretty satisfied with how it turned out. Comments and constructive criticism are always welcomed! TFL!

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I totally forgot to say, cake is covered in Fondx, all the figures are Wilton fondant. My first time doing any fondant figures so go easy on me! :wink:

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Wow! Your figures are awesome and the cake is Flawless.. If those are your first fondant creatures I can't wait to see what you do with a little practice. LOL

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Hokey Doodles! :o This cake is amazing! I absolutetly cannot believe this is your first time making Fondant Figures! Awesome Job!

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Hokey Doodles! :o This cake is amazing! I absolutetly cannot believe this is your first time making Fondant Figures! Awesome Job!

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I have to say i think you're a big liar. no way those were your first fondant figures. they're too perfect! Great job Mom!

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Really nice job on your figures. Your son obviously has a great vision for what makes a great cake, and you have the talent to pull it off!

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i think it turned out AMAZING. i love how the figures all stick out of the cake- it adds alot of depth and character. you did an excellent job with those figures too- never wouldhave guessed they were your firsts....i love it.

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forgot to add..asuch as I admire and love all the work you did here..those darn little fins coming out of the top are AWESOME! Just made the thing POP!

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You have got to be kidding me -first fondant figures? NO. WAY. Your cake is truly spectacular. I love everything about it.

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Wow you did a fantastic job! I love how you made it look like the divers and fish are swimming around the cake. So cool.

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that is an awesome cake and with your permission would like to create it for my son's 19th birthday next week! It's really really awesome

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You . . . of course, are VERY talented to have pulled this off . . . and I am EQUALLY (or possibly even more?) impressed by a 5 year old that has this vision . . . "right down to the bubbles" . . . the two of you make a GREAT team!! :D :D :D

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wow... are you sure this is your first time doing figures in fondant?? it's AMAZING!! I love how they are 3d on the sides .. in my favs :D

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OMG!!!!! I love it! I am afraid to say your son has a good cake eye. I love everything, the crab, starfish, lobster, bubbles!!!! Great job! :D :D

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This is such an incredible cake! You did a terrific job and for the record...I have a son just like yours. Every decal has GOT to be on a NASCAR cake or it's WRONG. LOL I wouldn't trade him for anything and he plays with fondant too! Wonderful job!!!

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Very cool cake! :) Great details. Your little "man" certainly knew what he wanted and knew that you could pull it off. He's one smart little boy!

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It's a Masterpiece mom and I know the birthday boy is going to love it when his guests see it and their eyes get big and their mouths fall open.

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I read your "walmart" post and you did a FANTASTIC job! Your fondant figures look great! It makes me anxious to do my daughter's bday cakes and she's only 4 months old =) GOOD JOB!

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That is fantastic! You really have never done fondant figures before??? Girl, You are a PRO! Like Tramski said "I want you for my mommy!" I could sure use your help when I attempt a fondant horse next month for my daughter's 5th birthday cake...

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Wow! Thank you guys so much for all the wonderful compliments! It occurred to me last night that I have made one other set of figures...the dumpy little penguins in my avatar. lol Now you see why I didn't think they counted! :wink: And to you girls who asked if you can copy the cake, copy away! I am totally flattered! But I want to see pictures!! :D

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ok...Im going to be 100% honest with you.....I...want...to...SMACK YOU! first time??? my first time looked like this too...after the first 500 times! :lol:

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Amazing!!! My 6 year old will LOVE this cake. He was torn this year between a shark cake and aliens . . . aliens won!! This is definately going into my favs for him!!

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You did a fantastic job!! I love this cake, great idea. I bet your son loved this. WONDERFUL!!! Characters look great!! Keep up the good work!! :D

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OMG! First figures, indeed! lol All kidding aside, you're a NATURAL! Those sharks are beautiful! The divers are, too! Kudos to you (and your son) on a VERY well executed cake! Did you support the figures on the side with spaghetti or toothpicks? Inquiring minds want to know! :) :D

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Thank you! lol They are on there with toothpicks but in hindsight some longer pieces of spaghetti would have been much more secure!

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Pretty great cake... well designed... well balanced. It also shows a sense of humor. I think that the only thing that I would add would to paint some water/blue texture to the blue fondant in order to add depth. But I am adding to my favorites... :D

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Pretty great cake... well designed... well balanced. It also shows a sense of humor. I think that the only thing that I would add would to paint some water/blue texture to the blue fondant in order to add depth. But I am adding to my favorites... :D

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Wow! This cake is out of this world! You're a great Mommy and A great Cake Professional. The little men is a smart, smart boy!!

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Oh wow - that's awesome! A good friend of mine just started diving, and something like this would be so cute for his birthday!

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This cake is great and I can't believe it was your first time doing figures, they are fantastic. Great job!

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Very very impressive.... especially for never doing fondant figures before....you have done a wonderful job!!!!!! and I totally know what you mean...... I think we may have ruined our kids when it comes to cake.....they expect the world from us...my most recent picture in my gallery is a package cake I made for my step daughter, it was for the party with just family....I think it turned out very well! as soon as I was done...and might I add very proud of it she tells me...... next post ................

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she tells me that she wants the cake I am going to make for the party she gets to have with all of her friends to be VERY Impressive....so now what!!! Oh well I think we have done it to ourselves! Great Job!!!

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This is an absolute "master piece". Love the detail. Had to email my sister to share - her son would LOVE it. Well done!

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I don't know who is more creative, you for being able to actually making the cake and decorations or your 5 year old son for coming up with all of the details ! Either way you both did an outstanding job !

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WOW!....I say that little guy of yours knows his cake decorations! You did a great job on it. I understand your reasoning on goin' to Wal-Mart for the next one:) What will he come up w/next?

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Oh wow! Mom! You did a beyond super job! Hey! where's the cage and the yellow man and the and the and the and the...j/k...fantastic job!

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o.k. so when are you making me a cake???? That is awesome and any MAN/BOY should bow at your feet or at least give good ol gooey kisses for the momma that made that! :wink:

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Oh my gosh! I just read your post...this looks marvelous. Those figures are nicely detailed, like store bought...wow but better; homemade. Outstanding!

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OMG, this cake is awesome. My godmother would love this one for her birthday next month will you please share the directions I know it will not be as awesome as yours but I really want to try. You should do a tutorial thanks willandrena@bellsouth.net :) :)


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