Two round cakes, some clever chopping, some icing and smarties and voila – a fish birthday cake. I dread the day Mae asks for the dump truck or some equally difficult cake out of the Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Cookbook!
I made a delicious chocolate mud cake and some butter icing for the top. The cake was moist, rich and delicious. Way too delicious for a two year old – at least that is what I told myself as I ate my second and third piece.
I have to admit, our attempt at bubbles (if you can’t tell, those random shapes near the fish’s mouth are supposed to be bubbles) and the stripes on the fish fin were pretty dodgy. But what two-year old complains about cake. It got a big tick from my nephew as well, and that is what matters after all…. the kids… right?!?!?
What you need…
- Two round cakes (any variety will do)
- Sharp knife
- Double batch butter frosting
- Food dye
The how to…
- Cut one-third out of one of the round cakes and trim to a fin shape.
- Arrange the cakes with the cut third at the bottom of the whole round cake (making the fin) and the two-thirds of the remaining cake on the side of the whole round cake (making the tail).
- Mix up your butter frosting in a couple of colours and generously lather your cakes in the design you want.
- Add smarties for decoration and for the mouth.
- Maybe skip the bubbles!
- Try to keep the little hands away while you sing happy birthday and make sure to have seconds and thirds!