Sure, I could have settled and bought a pre-made monstrosity from the grocery store...who am I kidding? Buying a cake would probably cause me to burst into flames, and I don't want to risk that. Besides, to me, store-bought birthday cakes always tend to look something like this:
|I don't even want to know|
It was very do-able. There was no fondant rolling or finicky layer-stacking. Just a 13x9 yellow cake and a small mountain of lemon buttercream.
My fishy isn't perfect, but MoMo loved him. She said it was the best birthday cake she'd ever had. Not bad for my first try!
|Woo! I think we all know those scraps were put to good use ;]|
|Fit the pieces like a tasty puzzle and use light blue buttercream to hold together|
|Clean, neater fin details|
|Darken the remaining icing and pipe scales using a petal icing tip|
|Add a squiggly smile!|
|It's time for your close-up! The camera loves you!|
Happy birthday MoMo! Just keep swimming!
|Until next time!|