How to make a fish shaped cake

Updated April 17, 2017

Custom cakes are extremely fun and exciting for the recipient but often carry a hefty price tag. Why not give the fisherman or fisherwoman in your life a custom cake for less than £6? Here is how to make a fish shaped cake.

Mix the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Pour the mix into the square pans and bake as directed.

Remove the pans from the oven and let sit for ten minutes. Carefully dump the cake out by flipping the pans upside down and loosening the edges with a spatula. Allow to sit for another five to ten minutes.

Place the cakes side by side so their edges touch. Cut a thin piece off of each edge that touches. Take a spoonful of frosting and spread it across the two edges you just cut. Paste the two edges together so that you are left with one long cake.

Draw the outline of a fish with the aid of frosting and a spatula. With a butter knife, cut the shape out so you are left with a fish shaped cake.

Mix frosting with food colouring in small cups to create different colours. With a butter knife and spatula cover the cake in one solid colour. In different colours create scales and fins. Place circular candies in for the eyes (or single eye). That's it! Enjoy your cake!


Play with the colour scheme and make colourful scales with the help of food colouring


Don't frost the cake while it's hot, it will just melt

Things You'll Need

  • 2 boxes of cake mix + ingredients
  • Frosting
  • Food colouring
  • Butter knife
  • Round candies
  • 2 square baking pans
  • Spatula
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Jeffrey Brian is a professional writer specializing in fishing topics. He also uses his real estate training, sales abilities and general life knowledge to tackle a variety of other subjects.