Ocean Snorkellor Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

The inspiration:

Ocean Snorkellor Cake

To the concept (I believe the original design is by Beck Willard – check out her awesome cake photostream!):

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

To the cake:

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Ocean Snorkellor Coral Reef Cake

Happy 40th Tavis!!!!

A little about the making of this tropical ocean/coral reef snorkeler cake:

The coral was created by taking a coral-shaped piece of fondant and marking it repeatedly with a paring knife until the desired texture was created.

The shells were created using a silicon mold. I learned quickly that the secret to prevent things from sticking was to dust the mold with cornstarch! Once they were molded, they were airbrushed lightly with a hues of brown, orange and purple. Then to add the final detail and realism, I took a wet brush and dabbed each shell to create contrast and definition in the colours.

I didn’t have a fish mold so I had to come up with a way to make multiple fish of similar size. I hope to post some photo tutorials on this method one day, but so far here is a explanation of how the fish were made:

  1. Roll out a rope of fondant
  2. Pinch the sides of the rope to make a the shape of a fish
  3. Freeze the rope just until hard to the touch
  4. Cut the fondant rope into 2mm  segments, which will result in multiple fish shapes
  5. Cut out more fins on each segment using a paring or craft knife. Adjust the shape if needed.
  6. Mark the gills using a round #10 piping tip
  7. Paint the fish. In this case, they were lightly airbrushed with yellow, blue or black, then the final details – such as the eyes and fins – were hand-painted using a fine-tipped paint brush.
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