A submarine cake can be a great birthday cake for any seamen. As long as you are associated with the sea there is a thrill about submarines. This is a simple easy and effortless tutorial that is easy to follow even for a novice.
I recently made this submarine cake for guy who celebrate his 30th Birthday. He traveled a lot on long voyages and loved his job very much.
This was ordered by his girlfriend for him as a surprise. He absolutely loved it. The water on the waves is Royal Icing.
Here are a few progress pictures I hope you find helpful with your next project.
- I started with an 8" cake baked in two loaf pans. You can use the same size - my loaf pans were different sizes.
- I cut off the domes and stacked them together.
- Next I rounded off the edges - front and back.
- Used the extra trimmings to complete the behind.
If you have the same size loaves then you won't need the extra trimmings instead you would need to taper the behind to this shape.
- I moved the cake to the cake board that I was going to use.
- This is my homemade Black fondant - Love it!
- I used the extra cake trimmings to make some waves. Crumb coated and second coated the submarine. I added a strip of the black on the top to add more character.
- Then rolled more black homemade fondant to about less than ¼ inch thickness.
- Covered the cake. Made some markings with my dresden and veining tools.
- Then I used my Homemade Fondant recipe from scratch.
- Marbled some white and blue fondant to cover the waves.
- Continue with details. Used Royal Icing to highlight the waves.
- Of course last minute I was asked to make a sailor boy.
Don't forget to save this tutorial on Pinterest for later.