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
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.
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!!!
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
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.
These ideas are great.....the creatives juices are flowing now!!!!
littleone.....how did you make that tape measure, it look great!
Here's a fishing scene that could be done in a BCT, or just piped on a cake. Janice
everyone is so talented, and have great ideas.