This was my 4th fondant cake, this time for my son's 3rd birthday. Pirates was the theme, but he also liked Finding Nemo, so I went with my own combo! My dad made the pirate ship, and I made the cake and decorations.
A few notes on the decorations: the "sea grass" was made by pushing a ball of fondant through a sieve, cutting off with a sharp knife and laying immediately on a flattened piece of yellow fondant, slightly dampened with water to hold it. The coral stones were made by pushing a birthday candle tip in all over the top and sides! The smaller holed ones were done with a toothpick. Most of the fish were stuck onto the side of the cake with a blob of buttercream, but the largest Nemo wouldn't - I ended up pushing a toothpick in the back as deep as I could without going through, then pushing the other end into the cake - that and a little buttercream worked like a charm! The blacks of the eyes were done by dipping a toothpick into a bottle of liquid black food colouring, then touching it lightly to the white eye. I have no proper cake making equipment as such - if I can do it, anyone can!