Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Finding Nemo Cake

I made this for my neighbor Lucas. He LOVES NEMO. I made this before for Chase, but we perfected it this time. Above is Lukeee, and Rawlin enjoying the, as Rawlin pronounces it, Meo cake. 2 Terrific 2 year olds.

bake a rectangle cake, dump upside down, and cool. The whole center stuck to the pan, but it really doesn't matter, a fish is not flat anyway right? I pieced it back as much as I can. If you are in a hurry, put it in the freezer for 30 minutes before cutting off the corners.

I ended up using some frosting to piece the tail fin together to make it the right shape and size.

My mom and sister have both been professional wedding cake decorators. A very big tip is to keep a bowl or glass of water nearby to dip your knife in.

First spread plenty of frosting on it. Then go back over it with a thinner layer, cleaning off the knife every few strokes and wetting it. This is how you cover up the crumbs from the cake that get in the first layer. That is also why you need to keep the knife clean and wet, to get rid of crumbs and frosting that is starting to dry.

I used another clean knife to go over top of the orange with some white for the stripes. You have to be flexible and let the frosting decide how the shape of the stripe is going to be. The eye and dark lines are out of dark chocolate brownie topping that was bought at the store.

I think he is so cute.


Fawnda said...

very cool! I love Nemo! great job on the cake... it looks cute and yummy! :)

Lori said...

What a great job. I wish I could do something like this...

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