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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!
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
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.
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.
Assemble cake. Position hook and worm.
Insert a piece of black shoestring licorice,
14 in. long, in loop on hook.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.