If you’re looking for some super-fun ideas for fish birthday cakes then read on. A fish birthday cake is not only fairly easy to make but they look great with minimum effort unless you want to go all out and we’ve got some ideas for those too.
You’ll find cakes for beginner and novice cake decorators that are easy to create as well as some amazing advanced options that you could either make yourself or take to your favorite cake decorator to make. I hope you enjoy looking at all the images of fish birthday cakes that we’ve compiled below.
There are also fish cupcakes and fish cupcake cake ideas to inspire your next birthday baking session. These cakes are great for a birthday party or for a quiet home celebration. If you were ever wondering how to make a fish birthday cake then you’ve come to the right place.
Easy Fish Birthday Cake
Firstly, it makes sense to check out some easy fish birthday cake options so that it’s not overwhelming for novice cake decorators (like me). Making a cake like this doesn’t have to be hard and if you’re short of time you’ll love these two options below.
To make the easy cake below you’ll need your favorite recipe for cake or buy a packet mix as they are so easy to whip up. Smarties or M&M’s in your choice of color or you could use Freckles / nonpareils like I did below.
You can be as colorful or as monotone as you like with this. You’ll also need buttercream icing or Betty Crocker frosting or similar.
It’s up to you what color you make it with food coloring…sometimes I like to leave it plain and let the colorful candy decorations stand out. I made the fishtail with one cupcake. Simply split your cake mix between one round cake pan and one patty pan for the cupcake prior to baking. Unless you feel like making lots of cupcakes at the same time.
Then once you’ve iced your cake simply decorate it until you are happy with how it looks. The kids can help you with this one too.
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The next easy cake is another round cake and could easily be created with some plastic fish decorations. This is a great option for those people who are not skilled in cake decorating and the thought of creating a fish from fondant makes you break out in a cold sweat. I’m right there with you.
Simply check out this range of small fish toys that you could use as decorations. Just make sure you let any children (or adults) know that they’re not edible and are for decorative purposes only.
Fish Shaped Cake
These next two cakes are all fish shaped cake ideas. You could use a round cake and square cake to create the cake below. The fondant icing looks amazing for this fish cake design.
Fish Cake Design
The next cakes featured are a little more elaborate and they all definitely have an unmistakenly awesome fish cake design. This carp cake below looks amazing and if you can create a fish head from fondant or sugar paste the rest of the cake would be easy to make. Or you could find a large plastic fish toy to decorate it with.
This cake looks totally delicious if you are a chocolate lover.
Fish Birthday Cakes
If you are skilled at cutting out shapes in fondant you could have a go at this bright and fun looking cake below. You could be as detailed as you like with the fish shapes.
You could use a fish cookie cutter to cut out basic fish shapes in various icing colors and stick them all over a blue cake for an easy cake idea. The blue and yellow dots along the bottom of this cake look great as it can be hard to get that perfect finish with fondant and this can cover up any tricky areas.
Or you could tie around a blue ribbon as well to hide any imperfections.
Such a cute idea for a first birthday party and fun cake smash photos to remember.
There are heaps of fun fish cupcakes below to inspire and delight. Some of these are super-easy to make and the kids can have fun creating them with you too.
I created these easy fish cupcakes pictured below and you can easily make them too by decorating with Smarties or M&M’s, nonpareils and rainbow sour straps or similar type candy.
These cupcakes look great with the blue swirled icing that looks just like waves with the fishtail peeking through.
Fish Cupcake Cake
If you wanted the look of a large cake but you want a quick option that still looks amazing you could make a fish cupcake cake. The blue and purple cake below looks exceptional and would be a fun cake to make in your favorite colored icing.
Fish Cupcake Toppers
Sometimes you want a quick and easy option when it comes to decorating cupcakes in the form of a cupcake topper. These toppers are so cute and look great with blue icing and sprinkles.
You can find a large variety of awesome fish cupcake toppers right here in all shapes and sizes and colors to help decorate your cupcakes.
Fish Cake Decorations
Another fun way to decorate a larger cake is with a cake topper. There are lots of great fish cake toppers right here. Some are made from fondant and are edible and others are printable. You’ll find a large selection to get the look you want on your cake. Some are even personalized too.
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