How to Make a Finding Nemo Cake

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Disney's "Finding Nemo" is a very popular kid's movie. Therefore, it's no surprise that children across the country often ask parents for a Nemo themed birthday party. While there are oodles of Nemo decorations, party favors and paper products, there aren't any Nemo cake pans anywhere. However, with a little creativity, you can make a Nemo cake that's sure to awe both your child and your guests.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 13 inch by 15 inch cake board or thick cardboard
  • Tin foil
  • 1 boxed cake mix, plus ingredients listed
  • Non-stick cooking spray (optional)
  • Football cake pan
  • Black piping gel
  • 4 cups of white butter cream frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 2 cake decorator tips #18
  • 3 decorator bags
  • 1 cake decorator tip #3

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Instructions

    Making the Cake

  1. 1

    Take your 13 inch by 15 inch cake board or thick cardboard and wrap it with tin foil.

  2. 2

    Mix your boxed cake mix with all of the ingredients according to the recipe on the back of the box.

  3. 3

    Spray your football cake pan with non-stick cooking spray if the directions on the pan require you to. Pour the cake mix into the football cake pan and bake at the appropriate temperature.

  4. 4

    Allow the cake to cool and remove the cake from the pan and set on top of your cake board. The football cake becomes Nemo's body.

    Frost the cake

  1. 1

    Outline on the cake board a top fin, bottom fin and tail with your black piping gel. Outline a 1 inch stripe on the tail closest to Nemo's body and one separating his body and head. Pipe a 3 inch stripe 1/3 of the way from the back of his body.

  2. 2

    Separate 3 cups of your white butter cream frosting and mix it with orange food coloring.

  3. 3

    Smooth the white frosting to make an eye and use your black piping gel to create a pupil.

  4. 4

    Put one of your #18 decorator tips inside of a decorator bag so that the end pops out of the opening. Spoon in your remaining white frosting and pipe stars to fill in the stripes.

  5. 5

    Take your other #18 decorator tip inside another decorator bag and fill it with 3/4 of the orange frosting. Fill in the rest of the body with orange stars.

  6. 6

    Use your #3 decorator tip inside your final bag and take the left over orange frosting to pipe lines inside of the fins and tail.

Tips and warnings

  • Use your own cake recipe instead of a boxed cake if you desire.

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