“Under the Sea” Party: Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies!

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Tonight I want to share an “Under the Sea” cake…. and cookies… and cupcakes!

Yep, I got to make all kinds of fun stuff for this Under the Sea Party!

For this cake, I was asked to work with a specific color scheme and specific sea creatures.   For most of the creatures (and for the cookies below), I used pre-made candy eyes… they’re such a time saver and they look great!

I did sharks, crabs, seahorses, dolphins, starfish, “regular” fish, and octopus!    Since I was also doing cookies, I thought making the creatures on the cake from the same cookie cutter shapes, except 3-D, would be a good way to tie it all together!

Speaking of the cookies… here they are!    These are my favorite roll out sugar cookie recipe, topped with vanilla buttercream and then decorated with marshmallow fondant to match the cake!

These cutters all came from the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters set and the Wilton Animal Pals Cookie cutters set.

Then there were the cupcakes.   I originally planned to use the same cookie cutters for the cupcake toppers, but discovered a little too late that they were way too big for cupcakes, so I ended up using fondant in this Sea Creatures Chocolate Mold to make some smaller starfish, crabs and seahorses.

Overall, I was really happy with everything for this party!   All of the cake and cupcakes were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and frosting.  The cakes were 6″ and 10″ rounds.    The border was brown sugar!

The fondant was all homeamade marshmallow fondant except for the red… it was Satin Ice Red Vanilla fondant.

Do you have any questions about this party?  The Under the Sea cake, cupcakes or cookies ?  Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help if I can!

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  1. Ashlie says

    How did you do the fondant in the chocolate mold? I have tried it and couldn’t get it out. Tried freezing it and plunking it out but nope. What’s your technique?

    • Rose says

      I know exactly what you’re talking about! After much trial and error, what I ended up doing is putting LOTS of cornstarch in the mold, pressing the fondant in, then freezing for a few minutes and popping them out. And I had to add corn starch often… maybe like every other mold!?

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