|Hand molded and painted Sea turtles|
This cake consisted of 4-12" rounds, 2-10" rounds, 2-8" rounds and a sheet cake which I used to cut out the mini rounds for the lighthouse.
All the fish, turtles, sea shells were hand molded and hand painted and the Ray and Sharks all hand formed and painted. Also the Sea Anemones and the likes all hand formed. The green reef was made from marshmallow fondant and the "bumps" for the reef simple marshmallows, then the fondant layed
over them and pushed down to form the bumps.
|hand painted fish , turtles and shells|
ship them MM fondant molded and then wrapped
onto the cake. Cinnamon sticks for the masts.
Pretty much everything for this cake was hand
molded, hand painted or hand made.
The candy reef under the Ray was hand done using
a sugar recipe I found online and then poured over ice.
The other smaller pieces are melted Jolly Ranchers
and again poured over ice to form the 'Reef" pieces.
I used water lights like the florists use in the bottoms
of flower vases for my lighting at the bottom
|hand formed and hand painted Ray|
Thankfully this cake was for my wife's birthday
because there was a lot more I wanted to do but
simply ran short of time. The little things that didn't get
done would have added more appeal to the cake.
Overall everyone loved it and ultimately the birthday
girl loved it. Her mouth dropped open when she saw it.
|ship wreck cake on reef|
|hand made sea creatures, rocks and reef|
|ship wreck cake below lighthouse cake|
|Ray on sugar and Jolly Rancher Reef|
|Lighted lighthouse and reef cake|
|Fondant Hammerhead Shark|
|Sea Turtles swimming among the ship wrecked cake and tropical reef|
|Great White Shark in foreground of reef cake|