Gumpaste coral on an ocean theme cake is the absolute best. They are simply and easy to make. Here I have shown you a few different ways to make some gumpaste coral, seaweed and fish. These will work great on a wedding cake or a novelty cake.
I made coral recently for two cakes - one was for this wedding cake and the other was for my daughters birthday cake. She had an ocean theme cake so we used gumpaste coral. What better than to make it all in one go. Right?
As promised here are a few progress pictures so I can show you how I made the gumpaste coral. I made collages because the number of images were way too many for one post and thought it would be less confusing. And made sure to write directions on the pictures themselves ... Hopefully that works better.
I'm still new at making tutorials - hopefully I will learn to take better pictures in future.
Let's start with some simple corals
Here you can see I made some with just yellow and some with a marbled effect.
And here another - In this I used a bundled up clean unused toothpicks for the texture.
And here you can see I have shown you two different on one collage.
and here are some more of these that are pretty simple gumpaste corals right?
Here you can see I have used them on this middle tier.
Moving on with more progress pictures - here's another gumpaste coral? or perhaps more like a textured rock!!
And of course FISH. We have to have some fish in the ocean with our gumpaste coral right?
Lastly, we have to make some Shells!! Seashells! So here's one if you don't have a mold
And here's me making a few more with the molds.
This is the cake I did for my daughter. Here are a few progress pictures of how I carved it
I used a doll cake pan and two 8" round cake for the whole cake. The recipes I used are my Simple Moist Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chiffon cake and Classic Vanilla Pound Cake with I colored . Of course for frosting I used my Velvet American Buttercream (it's really hot and humid here in summer)
I then covered it in The BEST homemade fondant recipe (our of my six different fondant recipes) and air brushed it in ice blue which patched of green, red, yellow as a base for my dried up coral.
And here is the Ocean theme wedding cake I made..
I do hope you liked these progress pictures -Here's a Pinterest friendly image that you can use to save this tutorial for later. You can find a collection of my recipes and tutorials here on Pinterest.
Thank you for this detailed tutorial. Used this to make a two tier ocean theme cake with waves and coral. Was really easy. Thanks for always sharing your knowledge so freely.
Thank you Parth. Happy to hear you found this tutorial useful. Would love to see your cake - please do tag me on Instagram @veenaazmanov so I can see it. Thanks
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have to make an ocean theme cake soon so am going to try this method. Thank you for always generously sharing your knowledge
Thank you Deepika. Glad to hear you found this tutorial useful.
Congratulations Veena. I like so much your work ! My sons are surfers and what a good idea to make for them this cake. Just a problem for me : I cannot make the figures !!! Do you have a tutorial of them please ! Merci beaucoup. Marie
This surfboard ocean theme cake looks cute. It looks fantastic and completely outstanding.Good job!!