Bored with the usual kids’ party cake? Perhaps your child wishes to have an ocean-themed party, but you don’t even enough money for those expensive customized cakes. Have no fear, because we will be tapping into the inner kid in all of us and harnessing the creativity to create a fish-shaped cake out of a round cake and cupcakes! Here are the supplies that you would need:
- 6” round cake
- 12 cupcakes
- A knife
- Different-colored food coloring
- Different-colored fondant
- Paper Towels
Begin by cutting a fish-shaped cardboard. This will help us outline the whole shape of the cake. Afterward, take the 6” round cake and cut it into two halves, which should form two semi-circles. These two semi-circles will serve as the head of the fish, and the tail of the fish. Position them like so, and then arrange the cupcakes to form the body of the fish. It should look a little something like this:
On the semi-circle that creates the tail, cut a triangle shape in the middle of the flat side to form the fins. You are free to eat this piece that you have cut off.
Now begins the fun part: decorating the fish with colors! First, it is important to start the frosting off by frosting the sides. Create your frosting with the buttercream and you can choose any color. For starters, we can use the yellow coloring to cover the sides of the fin in yellow frosting. Afterward, we can move on to the head and cover it with the same frosting. You can recreate ridges for the fins by using a spatula. Afterward, place them in the fridge for the frosting to harden.
Next up are the cupcakes. You can use different colored frosting for each of the cupcakes so you would have a very colorful fish, with various cupcakes for kids to choose from. After all of the sections have been placed in the fridge for quite some time, it is now time to take them out and begin the arrangement.
To make sure that the sections of the cake do not slip off the cardboard, it is necessary to apply a bit of buttercream to the bottom of each piece so make sure that the cake sticks to the cardboard. For the cupcakes, however, it is only necessary to apply buttercream to the out ones, since they would hold the ones located inside in place. You are free to add other props to the fish, such as fins, eyes, and lips. These can be created using different colored fondant. The design of the fish is entirely up to you, but it should look something like this.