Want to know how to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps? One that will make them squeal with excitement but doesn’t require you to be a whizz in the kitchen on the cake decorating front?
Then read on!
Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’ll know Baby Shark is the kids song of the moment (I read somewhere the reason kids love it so much is something to do with the rhythm mimicking the human heart beat, which makes sense when you think about it!)
The youngest is obsessed with Baby Shark, so there was only one contender for her birthday cake this year, and producing one was actually a lot easier than I thought.
So, if you’re reading this because you know a little person who would like a Baby Shark cake too, or you’re bookmarking it for later (please feel free to pin my post!) here’s how I did it.
How to make a Baby Shark cake in 10 easy steps
- Two cakes, one on top of the other
- Blue fondant icing for the cakes
- Pink, yellow, blue and white fondant icing for the sharks
- Sugar eyes (you’ll find them in the home baking aisle in the supermarket)
- Red and green piping icing tubes
- Star cutter or a sharp knife
What to do:
1. Start by covering the two cakes in blue fondant icing. These can be whatever size you want depending on the number of people you need to feed (mine were 7 inches and 5 inches) and can be whatever type of cake you want (I made cherry for the bottom and lemon for the top). If you really want to make things easy, buy ready-made shop bought ones.
2. Cut equal amounts of the pink, yellow and blue fondant icing for your sharks – this ensures they’re all the same size. Start with their body by rolling the icing in a ball in your hands, shaping it into an oval. Add the eyes (also brill for making banana ghosts at Halloween, by the way).
3. Then add fins and a tail made out of the coloured icing, and a mouth area out of white icing.
4. Put your Baby Shark anywhere you like on your cake – it really doesn’t matter where – and add a smiley mouth with red piping icing. You could add jaws at this point, but because our Baby Shark cake was for the two-year-old I decided to keep it as cheery looking as possible.
5. Repeat steps two, three and four with the remaining two colours and add your Baby Sharks to your cake.
6. With green piping icing (I bought a ready-made tube from the supermarket) draw seaweed up the sides of the bottom cake. There’s no need to be precise, squiggly lines will do.
7. Using your white fondant icing make ‘bubbles’ to sit amongst the seaweed (I literally rolled pieces in my hands, squashed them flat between my fingers and stuck them on the side of the cake).
8. Using a star cutter (or a sharp knife if you don’t have a cutter) use the yellow fondant icing to make a handful of starfish and lay them against the edge of both tiers of the cake.
9. With the remaining blue icing make shells by flattening round pieces of icing between two fingers and pinching them together – it sounds complicated, but it really isn’t! Add them wherever you like on the cake.
10. Finish off by adding candles, bunting or whatever else takes your fancy – you really can’t go wrong – et voila: one Baby Shark cake done in 10 easy steps!
Do you know someone who’d like a Baby Shark cake? Please feel free to share this post, and if you have a go at making it yourself please do tag me so I can see the result!