For my son’s 2nd birthday party we had a “Finding Nemo” swimming party. The inspiration for the cake was a very large stuffed animal that looked like Nemo. This was my very first attempt at a 3D cake. Up till this time, I had only done one dimensional cakes.
For this cake I used a football cake mold to get close to the correct form. Right now the eyes are crackin’ me up. I don’t think I captured the correct shape. Poor Nemo looks like he is in a trance.
I cut the fins out of cardboard, covered them in foil and frosted them. For these types of elements I use wooden skewers that I attach to the object I need to connect to the cake body.
In retrospect, I have to wonder how traumatizing it may have been for my little guy to see his favorite Disney character hacked to pieces and eaten. I guess we will just have to wait and see as the years progress.
This was in 2004.