Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe


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To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games!  Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!

It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad.  Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.

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First, make a cake mix according to directions on box in two round cake pans.  When they’ve both cooled completely you can begin decorating.

  1. Start by making 2 Cups of buttercream frosting*, or use 2 Containers of canned frosting.
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  2. Using food coloring, dye 3/4 of the frosting blue, and 1/4 green.
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  3. Spread the blue frosting over the entire cake wilton-petal-tip
  4. Spoon the green frosting into a piping bag with a Petal Tip (if you have one).  Mine was dented in the middle from a garbage disposal accident – but in the end that made my seaweed even better :)
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  5. Pipe what is essentially a messy “ruffle”along the bottom half of the cake and then add seaweed growing up from this ruffle.  Your seaweed doesn’t have to be perfect, I let my 10 year old do a few of ours!  Just drag the piping bag upward and wiggle your hand back and forth a little to give it an imperfect, ruffly effect.
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  6. Add a few Swedish Fish swimming around. (Push them in deep, so they don’t just fall off when the icing dries) pool-party-fish-cake-bubbles
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  7. Using white Sixlets or decorator’s balls, add bubbles.  You can also save a little white icing and make bubbles by dotting icing on with a round tip.
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  8. Use the remainder of your green frosting (You will likely have some left over) to grow some seaweed along the sides of your cake or you could just add a seaweedy edge to the bottom of the cake.

 

Pool Party Fish Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 Round Cakes, made according to box directions
  • Canned Frosting or make your own Buttercream Icing
  • Food Coloring
  • Swedish Fish
  • White Sixlets or other Decorative Balls

Instructions

  1. First, make a cake mix according to directions on box in two round cake pans. When they’ve bothcooled completely you can begin decorating.
  2. Start by making 2 Cups of buttercream frosting*, or use 2 Containers of canned frosting.
  3. Using food coloring, dye 3/4 of the frosting blue, and 1/4 green.
  4. Spread the blue frosting over the entire cake
  5. Spoon the green frosting into a piping bag with a Petal Tip (if you have one). Mine was dented in the middle from a garbage disposal accident – but in the end that made my seaweed even better :)
  6. Pipe what is essentially a messy “ruffle”along the bottom half of the cake and then add seaweed growing up from this ruffle. Your seaweed doesn’t have to be perfect, I let my 10 year old do a few of ours! Just drag the piping bag upward and wiggle your hand back and forth a little to give it an imperfect, ruffly effect.
  7. Add a few Swedish Fish swimming around. (Push them in deep, so they don’t just fall off when the icing dries)
  8. Using white Sixlets or decorator’s balls, add bubbles. You can also save a little white icing and make bubbles by dotting icing on with a round tip.
  9. Use the remainder of your green frosting (You will likely have some left over) to grow some seaweed along the sides of your cake or you could just add a seaweedy edge to the bottom of the cake.
  10. Buttercream Frosting:
  11. 2 Stick softened butter
  12. 4 Cups Powdered/Confectioner's Sugar
  13. 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
  14. A few TBSP of Milk (Add as you need if it's too dry to mix)
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This would also make adorable cupcakes – let us know if you make this and what adjustments you made!

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