Fish Cake for Dad's 60th Birthday 
Dad is an avid fisherman...
Dad is an avid fisherman...
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...as you can see by these lovely photos of him with dead fish!
...as you can see by these lovely photos of him with dead fish!
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So, since Dad turned 60 this year but didn't want a big party, my mom & I thought to make him a fishing cake.  Here are white modeling chocolate fish, molded according to some salmon he had caught. I used a small paring knife for shaping and lines, plus the wavy side of my pastry wheel for the scale texture.
So, since Dad turned 60 this year but didn't want a big party, my mom & I thought to make him a fishing cake. Here are white modeling chocolate fish, molded according to some salmon he had caught. I used a small paring knife for shaping and lines, plus the wavy side of my pastry wheel for the scale texture.
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All 6 white chocolate fish, one for each decade! ;)
All 6 white chocolate fish, one for each decade! ;)
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All 6 chocolate fish painted with silver luster dust, plus black food coloring shading and blended over the silver.
All 6 chocolate fish painted with silver luster dust, plus black food coloring shading and blended over the silver.
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Closeup of the painted chocolate fish
Closeup of the painted chocolate fish
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The finished cake!
The finished cake!
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On the back of the Happy Birthday Dad sign was Gone Fishin! ;)
On the back of the Happy Birthday Dad sign was Gone Fishin! ;)
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Aerial view of the cake to see all the fish
Aerial view of the cake to see all the fish
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The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
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The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
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The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
The birthday boy's reaction to his fish cake!
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Blowing out the candles
Blowing out the candles
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The final cake, before cutting!
The final cake, before cutting!
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After taking the chocolate fish to work to show people, Dad finally ate them!
After taking the chocolate fish to work to show people, Dad finally ate them!
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