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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grandpa's Wilton Fondant Fish Birthday Cake

Grandpa's Fish Cake

Baked by: Mom
Decorated by: The Kids

We wanted to do something special for my Dad's Birthday. So the kids and I decided to bake him a "Fish Cake".

Off to the store we went. I decided to go to Michael's because I knew they carried Wilton products. I like Wilton products for my cakes because they have been around for years. Wilton basically has everything you need to make a cake as good as the professionals make. They have everything from edible spray paints, glass like glitter, pre-made flowers and tubs of butter cream frosting!

I picked up a small tub of frosting and a package of fondant. I do have a Cake Lady I normally use but this one was special. We made our way back home to start baking.

I baked the cake in a regular oblong cake pan, cut, pieced together and frosted the cake with the butter cream (after adding a hint of pure vanilla flavoring because it comes plain).

Then we read the instructions for the fondant. It also comes white so you need to color and flavor it. Than means adding drops of food coloring and flavoring and then pulling or needing it through. Which takes a "ton of time" I might add!

After needing and pulling for what seemed all after noon we had to roll. I covered the counter top with powdered sugar and started to roll.. and roll.. and roll until real thin. Using the rolling pin I rolled it up and then unrolled it on the fish body. I then cut away the extra fondant.

We added the fins and cut away and added the gills and eyes with a little water to make sure it stuck. Then I let the kids have at it.

We found a colored photo of a fish and set it along side so they could use as a guide. I gave them some Wilton Cake Decorating pre-filled tubes of frosting and let them go. I do have to say they did a fabulous job!

Grandpa absolutely LOVED his fish cake!


  1. happy birthday! my panda fanatic roommate got a Morn Creations bag as birthday gift.
    she is just thrilled with it!
    Flor (floreshayes@gmail.com)

  2. Awesome job on that cake! I am so impressed.

    I am a fellow MI foodie blogger. So excited to have found your blog!



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