Friday, March 14, 2008

Shamu, the Killer (Orca) Whale


This was made for my son, Jay's sixth birthday party. We recently went to Sea World, and the kids loved it....Andrea

3 comments:

jennifer said...

how did you make that shamu cake? My little one is turning 4 and LOVES SHAMU! This cake fascinates me but I have no idea how to even begin to attempt to make it..any tips offered?

jennifer said...

I love this cake and so does my almost 4 year old daughter. She's in love with Shamu and wants to be a Shamu trainer when she grows up. I'm fascinated by this cake but have no idea how to even start attempting to make it. Any tips?

Stange Family said...

I used loaf pans to bake it. Then I carved out the shape. The tale was put on top (creating an L laying on its side). It works best if the cake is very cold when you try to carve.
Then apply a crumb coat which is just frosting applied to the cake, not worrying about the crumbs that mix in with the frosting. Chill the cake again before using a star tip on a pastry bag to apply the black and the white. To make the black, I added black food gel to chocolate frosting so that I wouldn't have to add quite so much coloring. Hope this helps.