Crossword and Fishing Cake
Recently I was asked to make a 60th Birthday cake for someone’s Dad.
Some of my customers give me the liberty to decide on the design, this give me the opportunity to exercise my own creativity.
I was told that his father loves two things very dearly. Fishing and Crosswords.
Now this was a small 6 inch cake, which means; I could do either a Cross-word or a Fishing theme.
I couldn’t make up my mind and decided to do both. What do you think?
The cake is my ‘Devils Food Chocolate Cake’ with Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache and of course my homemade Fondant.
Here are a few pictures of the process. It really is a simple cake so don’t think it needs much explaining.
For the stones – I rolled the brown fondant between my fingers but not too smooth.
The Fish I did free hand but I know that you can buy molds to make these too.
As you can see, I kinda of marbled the fondant. Then placed a small ball of dark blue on the top of my marbled blue and this is the effect I got.
Here are the three shades of Green I used for the grass and greens.
Just rolled the greens into cones and shaped randomly.
Now the fish.
Don’t forget to add some other creatures with the fish… gives it a more depth.
For the crossword I just took a small square cutter and cut black and white fondant squares. The size of your square cutter will depend on the size of your cake.
Next I added the figure fishing number 60. I placed a gum paste pencil in his hand.
For the fishing line I just used a cookie stick and fondant.
And that’s all there is to it.
This is the lovely notes I received from the son about the cake. Really makes me happy when customers take the trouble to give you feedback.
Message to me- It was a blast! My dad is still excited about the surprise, the cake was wonderful! Everyone loved it! I posted a picture on my FB profile
Message on Facebook – The cake was the highlight of the party! Everyone loved it and loved eating it! The kids especially likes eating the fish… Thanks Veena 🙂