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Fish are Biting Birthday Cake


This cake will have you hook, line and sinker! A fun cake decorating idea for dads and grandpas, this Fish are Biting Birthday Cake would also make a great treat for Father’s Day as well! Use the Airplane Pan to create a large fish worthy of celebrating! A fun cake to customize, the Fish are Biting cake design is simple enough for decorators of all skill levels and is an easy project to customize. Use fondant to create the hook and worm on the cake and bring home a fish that will impress even the most die-hard fisherman!
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make fondant hook and worm. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 1 oz. white fondant. Tint a 1 1/8 in. fondant ball gray (use black color), and a 1 1/8 in.fondant ball brown/redred combination (for brown). For hook, roll gray fondant in a log, 1/8 in. dia. x 8 in. long. Shape into a curve. Pinch one end to make point. Bend 3/4 in. at other end and pinch together to form a loop. Use a damp brush to secure.

For worm, roll brown fondant into a log, 1/4 in. dia. x 8 in. long. Use knife to score segment lines. Wrap around hook. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board.

Step 2

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool airplane cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in. high. Place cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit .

Step 3

Ice smooth areas. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint portions cornflower blue/moss green combination (for blue), leaf green/moss green combination (for green), brown/red-red combination (for brown), black and rose petal pink from 4-color pastel icing color set. Reserve remaining white.

Use spatula and blue icing to ice cake sides and background areas smooth. Use spatula and black icing to ice mouth (cockpit area) smooth.

Step 4

Decorate cake. Use tip 5 and pink icing to outline and pipe in tongue. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 5 and white icing to pipe in eyes, 1 3/4 in. wide x 2 1/4 in. high; pat smooth. Use tip 5 and black icing to pipe in pupils. Pat smooth.

Use tip 12 and green icing to outline mouth. Use tip 3 and green icing to outline face and eyes. Use tip 18 and green icing to fill in fish with stars. Use tip 18 and green icing to pipe pull-out star fins. Use tip 18 and blue icing to pipe shell bottom border.

Step 5

Assemble cake. Position hook and worm. Insert a piece of black shoestring licorice, 14 in. long, in loop on hook.

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Pastel 4 - Icing Colors Set ((rose petal pink used))

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

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14 in. Cake Circles

14 in. Cake Circles

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.

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