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Ocean Wonders Birthday

For this cake the birthday both had very specific mammals and fish (I hope have the classification right!) in mind; an orca (a.k.a killer whale), a great white shark, a humpback whale, and a shark whale.  Off to Google I went in search of pictures and more specifically colouring pages.  I had never heard of a shark whale before.  I found the pictures I was looking for and printed them off then traced them on to waxed paper then with a tooth pick traced over all the lines to make an imprint on the fondant.  As an after thought I realised that they probably weren't all to scale so I arranged them on the cake to make it look like the shark was closest and the orca further away.  Ha! 

I did take some artistic liberties and according to Elisabeth did not do the humpback whale's tummy the right colour.  Geesh!  Here I was worried about Nelson not thinking they were realistic enough. 

His second request was for a Neapolitan cake.  His mom was certainly not going to let me get away with an "easy" cake. :)  I did a cake layer of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate with salted caramel filling in between.

For the water effect with the fondant I used royal blue, teal blue and cornflower blue.  I didn't let the colours completely blend.

In the end the birthday boy was most impressed.  He had a big smile on his face.  Hope you had a fantabulous day Nelson!


  1. He did, thank you so much for making an awesome cake, even with the insane specifications (I have to admit, I enjoyed them though lol). Alexander is already talking about his Cars cake. Beware! It was an awesome cake, I'll be slicing into my second piece with my tea once the anklebiters are in bed.


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