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Frequent Flyer Cake

Reward your favorite fly fisherman with the cake he’s been wading for. Suited for birthday parties, lakeside family reunions, and fishing-club meetings, this happy angler is made in our Little Hero Pan and finished with a fish cookie.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance: Cut and bake fish cookie; let cool. Ice smooth; pipe tip 3 zigzag fins and tail, dot eye.

Step 2

For fishing pole, brush dowel rod with brown icing color thinned with water; wipe off excess with paper towel and let dry.

Step 3

Trim hose area off cake. Ice sides and background areas smooth. Outline boots, body, head, eyes, mouth and hat with tip 4.

Step 4

Pipe in boots with tip 10 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe in eyes, inside sleeves, top and underside of hat with tip 4 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 5

Pipe tip 3 dot pupils (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); add tip 3 outline mouth. Cover face, shirt and pants with tip 16 stars; overpipe nose.

Step 6

Cover vest with tip 18 stars. Pipe tip 3 outline ears and vest pockets. Fill in pockets with tip 16 stars and add tip 3 dot buttons.

Step 7

Pipe tip 127 ruffle hat brim; add tip 45 band. Pipe tip 2 zigzag flies on hatband. Pipe tip 3 pull-out hair. Pipe tip 21 C-motion bottom border.

Step 8

For licorice fishing line, cut ½ in. long slits at 2 ½, 3½ and 8 ½ in. increments; thread pole through slits.

Step 9

Position pole in hand area, outline hands with tip 3 and overpipe with tip 16 stars. Pipe a tip 3 dot mouth on fish and insert licorice line.