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Shark Bite! Cake

Turn a Jaws-themed party jovial with a grinning great blue created from two First and Ten Football Pan pound cakes. Enhance the fishy form with fondant fins and piped-icing features.
Makes: Cake serves 24.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Several days in advance, make fins: Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 6 oz. fondant. Roll out fondant and using patterns, cut out 1 Tail Fin, 1 Dorsal Fin and 2 Pectoral Fins (reverse pattern for 2nd pectoral fin). Let dry on cornstarch-covered board for 2-3 days. Attach lollipop sticks to underside of fins with thinned fondant adhesive, leaving 2 1/2 in. extended. Let dry.

Step 2

Bake 2 football cakes using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Cool.

Step 3

Assemble cakes, trimming bottom side to sit level if needed.

Step 4

Mark mouth on cake using Mouth Pattern. Outline and fill in with tip 3, smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Mark eye positions using back of tip 1A as size guide. Pipe tip 1A eyeballs, smooth. Pipe tip 3 pupils, flatten slightly. Pipe tip 352 teeth.

Step 5

Cover body with tip 17 stars. Insert tail fin, dorsal fin and pectoral fins.

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Shark Bite! Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my son's 3rd birthday party. It came out amazing! Being that it was my first 3d cake, everyone was very impressed on how great it looked! I would have to agree with the teeth needing a bit of practice :)
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a huge hit for my son's first birthday! I displayed it on some "water" with some little gummy fish scattered around it too. I agree it did take a bit of practice for the teeth, but I just used cornstarch to adjust them during the application if needed. I do think that this cake feeds more than 24 people.
Date published: 2011-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my son's 5th Birthday! He loved it. The cake was pretty easy to make. The only thing I found a little troublesome at first were the teeth. It takes some getting used to the angle. Overall, it was a fun cake to make and I would make it again!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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