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Thrill 'N Gills Cake


A smiling salmon swims into view with this football shaped cake. Color flow fins are piped and dried ahead of time to shorten your decorating time on the day of the party.
Makes: Serves 12.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

With toothpick, mark eye and mouth on cake (ice areas for easier marking). Outline eye and mouth with tip 6 strings. Pipe in eye (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch) and add dot pupil with tip 6. Add tip 6 bead heart tongue (flatten with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 2

Cover cake with tip 21 stars. Write tip 2 name. Pipe tip 6 dot spots.

Step 3

Just before serving time, gently push color flow fins and tail in cake. Push in candles.

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Thrill 'N Gills Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Several years ago, I had some close friends who got married in their front yard. They held their reception inside their home, garage and in their front yard. Her fiancee was an avid fisherman. I made her wedding cake and his groom cake for them as part of their wedding gifts. I made a two layer 9 x 13 inch white cake and a heart shaped cake, which I set caddy corner on the top left side of the sheet cake. (I used Wilton's 9x 13" and their 6" heart shaped pans.) I placed cardboards underneath the whole cake wrapped in foil and between the top layer and heart layer to separate them,so they could keep and freeze the heart cake for their first anniversary. I wrapped the foil around the cardboard and taped them on the backsides. I used white buttercream frosting, which I decorated in white with squiggly lines around the sides of the cake, and light pink roses with light/medium green stems and leaves on the top layer. I decorated the heart shaped cake with three roses and stems and leaves along one side of the heart, and wrote their names and wedding date in the same green across the other portion. I also made a white border around the bottom and top sides of the two layers and heart. I used raspberry preserves and frosting between the two 9 x 13 inch layers. For the groom's cake, I used a Wilton football pan to make a funky looking fish. I used white buttercream frosting as the base and made big red lips and a large blue eye with long black eyelashes, since it was laying on its side. I decorated it with bright multi colored wavy stripes across the body, tail and fins. I formed the tail a piece of bread and frosting. It turned out so cute. Needless to say, the bride and groom loved both cakes, but the fish cake turned out to be the topic of conversation at the reception! Joanne Gray
Date published: 2011-05-12
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