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Make-a-Wish Fish Cake


It's no fish story—this cake is decorated without tips, but it's clever enough to hook any crowd. You'll use a spatula to create the scales on top, then add candies for all the features. Cake serves about 10.


Project Instructions

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BAKE CAKE: Bake your favorite 1-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Add crumb coating to cake with metal spatula.

PREPARE CAKE BOARD: Trace round pan on a 14 in. cake board. Draw in top fin and tail against the 8 in. tracing on the board creating fish shape. Cut out the board; wrap with foil. Arrange cake on prepared board.

ICE CAKE: Combine green and yellow icing colors to tint icing. Using spatula, ice top in an up-and-down scallop motion to create a scale effect, then ice sides bringing down the same motion. For eye, attach a M&M to a gumdrop using a dot of icing; position on cake.

DECORATE: Cut spice drops horizontally in half. Place on a flat surface sprinkled with granulated sugar and flatten with a rolling pin or your hand. Position flattened spice drops on cake top. Position red jelly slices for lips. Position two orange jelly slices for side fins. Position orange slices stacked 3 high on cake sides for top and tail fins.

The information in these instructions is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. In addition, materials may be discontinued therefore we do not claim that all items will be available at all times. These project ideas are meant to give you inspiration to create and decorate. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Hobby Lobby disclaims any liability for untoward results. Follow manufacturer's instructions in using paints and other materials, keeping them out of reach of children, since some may be toxic, or otherwise cause injury.


Items You Will Need...

Other Materials Needed

  • Metal Spatula
  • Orange and red jelly candy slices
  • Large white gumdrop
  • Small purple spice drops
  • Mini M&Ms®
  • Paring Knife
  • Granulated sugar
  • Favorite cake recipe or 2-layer cake mix
  • Round Cake Boards
  • 4-Tier Classic Round Cake Pans
  • Fondant Rolling Pin
  • Icing Color
  • Icing Color
  • Fanci-Foil Wrap