Today will be an example of a cake that I unfortunately did not actually make, but I “assisted” with. My sister-in-law is very creative. She actually did most of the decorating & I sat next to her at the table, giving my opinion (when asked) about where the dots/accents/colors should go & how to blend the frosting. It came out pretty well & my nephew (who the cake was made for) enjoyed it immensely.
How it was made:
-Yellow cake was mixed & poured into an old copper fish mold that was found in my kitchen. We’re pretty sure that the copper mold is really supposed to be used only for jello molds & the lesson was learned quickly to only pour the cake mix in just over half-way full in a copper pan…the first try resulted in a messy overflow!
-While the cake was cooling, my sister-in-law mixed white frosting (about a cup full) with green food coloring in a bowl and in a separate bowl-about a tablespoon of white frosting with food coloring to make brown (equal mix of red & green)
-Once the cake was cooled, she lathered white frosting on the underbelly of the fish & the green frosting over the rest of the cake. With a frosting knife (very flat & rounded edges), she blended the white and green frosting.
-Sprinkle red and orange colored decorators sugar on the back and belly of the fish for color
-Cut fruit leather string to make gills, tail, nose holes & round for mouth. Tie knots in the fruit leather string to make the eyes.
-Put the brown colored frosting in a small sandwich bag & cut a tiny hole in the tip. Squeeze out dots of the brown frosting over the body of the fish & between the fruit leather string for the tail.
-Add a few Swedish Fish for decoration around the dish.
-I then went through my nephew’s lures & chose a fun one that I thought would match the colors, though it probably is not technically what would be used to catch an Atlantic Salmon… clearly I don’t know much about fishing! Still turned out pretty darn cute!
Now for a cake that I’d like to make… The Fall foliage has been gorgeous this year, so I think a cake to celebrate the colors would be wonderful:
Looks like it’s just a round cake & decorated with various colored frostings w/decorators tips! I bet you could also find some leaf candies, if you want to make this & don’t want to buy decorators tips!
Where I found this cake: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1029873