Here we go again! One of my many cousins was having a baby shower and the theme happened to be the sea and its inhabitants. I thought what better way to practice making the fish cookies and aquarium cake again? I still had the spikes for holding up the cakes, so nothing stood in my way, except my inability to judge how long it would take me to make!
This time, I made six 6x6x3 banana pineapple cakes with cream cheese frosting and two extra 9×13 sheet cakes since they were expecting >150 guests. Making the cookies was fun as I like decorating them. I get into a state of flow decorating one cookie to the next that I don’t even realize how much time I’ve spent. Baking the cake on the other hand was a lot more work than I always anticipate. After I put one in the oven, I’m off cleaning everything to prep the next cake. Imagine doing this 5 times! I think I would enjoy it more if I had a larger oven or maybe two so that I can bake multiple cakes at once.
I wrapped the cookies in cellophane bags and used colored flossing thread to tie them on wooden dowels to make them look like fishing poles. I then put the poles in buckets to decorate the cake table (if you notice they are missing as the kids were on to them like flies). Since it was the second time around, it didn’t take me as much time to decorate the cake and I think I did a better job this time around compared to the first. Oh, did I mention I was 7 months pregnant at the time? Can you find Nemo? 😉