Make-A-Wish Fish Cake

Make-A-Wish Fish Cake

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Wilton Industries

Additional Information



  • Icing Color: Leaf Green, Lemon Yellow
  • Jelly candy slices: orange and red
  • Large white gumball
  • Small purple spice drops
  • Candy-coated chocolate mini dots
  • Favorite 2-layer cake recipe or cake mix
  • Granulated sugar
  • 8"x2" round pan
  • 14" cake board
  • Silver Fanci-Foil Wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Metal spatula
  • Paring knife


  1. Bake your favorite 1-layer cake recipe or mix in round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  2. Trace round pan on a 14" cake board.
  3. Draw in top fin and tail against the 8" tracing on the board creating fish shape.
  4. Cut out the board; wrap with foil.
  5. Arrange cake on prepared board.
  6. Combine green and yellow icing colors to tint icing.
  7. Using spatula, ice top in an up-and-down scallop motion to create a scale effect, then ice sides using the same up and down motion.
  8. For eye, attach a candy-coated mini chocolate dot to a gumball using a dot of icing; position on cake.
  9. Cut spice drops horizontally in half. Place on a flat surface sprinkled with granulated sugar and flatten with a rolling pin or your hand.
  10. Position flattened spice drops on cake top.
  11. Position red jelly slices for lips.
  12. Position two orange jelly slices for side fins.
  13. Position orange slices stacked 3 high on cake board for top and tail fins. Serves 10.