I created this cake for a 3rd birthday for little Michael earlier this month. It was so fun to do that I kept adding details once I got started decorating.
Perhaps I went overboard….ya think?
The cake is a 2-tier (8″-6″) with banana cake w/ cream cheese filling for the 6″ tier and vanilla sour cream cake with strawberry filling for the 8″ tier. It’s smooth-iced with blue vanilla buttercream with an ombre effect to make it look ocean-y (if that’s a word…?). The details and figures are made from homemake marshmallow fondant.
I handmade Nemo, Hank, and Dory from fondant mixed with some tylose powder to stiffen it up and I let them dry for a few days before adding them to the finished cake. It’s hard to see, but Nemo is suspended above the surface of the cake on green straws to give the illusion that he’s swimming though the plants on the sea floor.
The “Michael” was hand-cut from fondant using my KopyKake projector and a sharp Exact-o blade.
It was fun adding all the details to the characters to make them recognizable…I especially liked doing Hank the octopus, he has so much going on.
I loved doing your cake, Michael…Hope you had a fantastic birthday!!