In advance: Tint 24 oz. fondant Royal Blue, 16 oz. each Black and Copper (skin tone), 8 oz. Brown/Red-Red combination and 2 oz. each Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination, Orange, Rose, Violet/Rose combination and Leaf Green; reserve 10 oz. White.
Make fondant kids.
To make water slides: Trace patterns from 2007 Pattern Book on cardboard; cut slides and bend to curve slightly. Wrap with foil and ice smooth with blue royal icing; let dry. Roll out white fondant 1/4 in. thick; cut a 1 in. wide strip to fit each slide. Wrap strip around back and fold over edges of slide to make rail; trim off excess.
Ice 2-layer 6, 8 and 10 in. round cakes (3 in. high) smooth in buttercream; cover cake tops with blue-tinted piping gel. Roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick; using pattern from Pattern Book, cut wave strips 2 in. and 1 in. high, long enough to wrap around each cake. Attach 2 in. wave to cake with icing; attach 1 in. wave to 2 in. wave with damp brush. Position cakes on Cakes 'N More 3-Tier Party Stand. Cut sign from paper; draw message and border with markers. Tape to 11 3/4 in. lollipop sticks; trim as needed and insert in cake. Position slides and kids.
Big Splash Birthday Bash Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
It was a huge amount of work but everyone loved it! Making the people was the most difficult part - I gave with 4 but it was plenty for a two tiered cake with just 1 slide.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 4 out of
I made this one last year as an end of the school year pool party celebration for the kids. The fondant people were the most fun/ difficult to make, but it was overall not too hard. Too cute. have fun personalizing your swimmers!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of
I made this one for my grand-kids group birthday party and it was a 'big splash'.
I created the little people and the slides ahead of time and the day of the party it was easy to ice and assemble each cake. I took it to their house and assembled the three cakes and slides on the table as I didn't have the stand and used a glass plate and two glass bowls of varying sizes to get the slope. I put blue jello in the bowls to simulate water and inserted 'gold fish'. Having three separate cakes made it easy to do different flavors which was a crowd pleaser.
The kids at the party were all crying 'dibs' on their favorite little person.