There are certain cartoon characters that, for one reason or another, become favored in the hearts of little children everywhere. Some of these characters are loved and then discarded as something new comes along. However, some characters retain their status as much loved for many, many years. The little fishy that could from the movie Finding Nemo is one of those characters who continues to be loved from one year to the next.
If your little one loves the cartoon set in the sea, then you may want to think about creating a birthday cake with the nemo fish as the theme. If you are concerned that you will not make it happen, just remember that Nemo birthday cakes are quite easy to do and all you need is a little direction. Here is what you need to do to make the perfect cake for your little one’s birthday.
Here are the items you will need to get started. You will need to bake a cake in two round cake pans just like you are making a layer cake. The type of mix is up to you, but since it is a kid’s party, a yellow cake or a chocolate cake would work nicely. Once you have baked them and allowed them to cool, you will be ready to create a fish.
You will want to leave one cake intact, so go ahead and place it on the serving plate or platter. You will be cutting up the other one, so choose a sturdy knife. First, to create his tail, you will want to cut a shape out kind of like a crescent moon. You can use a small sliver if you want to make Nemo’s body longer instead of just round. You can then using the remaining cake to create his top and bottom fins.
Frost the whole thing yellow, by using white icing and yellow food coloring. Then, use orange icing, created with yellow and red coloring to create his signature stripes. You can either frost them on with a knife or pipe them on with an icing bag. Create Nemo’s eyes and mouth with the same orange icing.
An alternative would be to purchase a Finding Nemo Cake Pan and bake the cake in the shape of the fish and then decorate according to the instructions included with the pan. As you can see, a Nemo birthday cake is quite easy to create. It does not take a great deal of time or decorating know-how. When your little one loves the cartoon character, they are certain to be delighted when they see their cake is the colorful main character.
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