Hiya, my darling Papa is coming to visit at weekend, it's his birthday on Sunday and I have a urge to make him a trout cake.
So far in my head it's looking good but things don't always end up looking like I plan.
I think I will make a chocolate sponge, then carve it into the shape of a fish, so far so good... The decorating is where I need help. I plan to make some light grey icing and roll it out and then fit it onto the cake.
Q1, Do I need to stick it to the cake with something, jam? Or chocolate goo maybe?
I just got some nice powder stuff and a can of colour you spray onto the icing. So I thought a light stripe of red across the middle, then I'll paint on some of the silver powder stuff to make it shimmer and look scaly.
Q2. Can anyone think of an easy way to make a scale pattern on it? I tried on a bit of icing with a pen lid and it worked well, but it'll take hours to do the whole fish!
Then I have a black pen you can write on cakes with, to make the black dots.
Q3. How far in advance can I ice and colour it? My Dad will be here all day Saturday so if can do it on Friday for Sunday or will the colours run or bleed? If not I'll just have to try to do it late Sat night, unless that's still too early?
Any help is greatly appreciated, I've worked with fondant before but only on cupcakes. I'm worried I won't be able to get a smooth finish on the fish.
Thanks darlings x