Fishing Bag and Basket

I am always excited to make bags and baskets. This chocolate cake is for a lovely gentleman’s 60th birthday. Keen on Fly Fishing, this cake was based on the likeness of his own Conway Creel fishing bag.

The cake is carved from two 10" chocolate fudge slab cakes, styled together with ganache. The outer basket weave is hand piped with royal icing and then dry powder coloured before building up the layers of fabric and leather. I have included some progress photos in the side gallery. The board is decorated with a few little hand painted fishing flies made with isomalt bodies. The reel was a bit last-minute winky wonky but it didn’t matter.

The birthday boy was over the moon with his cake. Happy days!

Love to all and thank you for looking.


Supplies: chocolate fudge cake royal icing modeling chocolate fondant fondant on board edible colours

Tools: piping bag paint brushes knife rolling pin

Tags: conway creel fishing basket fishing fly fishing cake fishing cake wicker basket cake royal icing piping fishing bag

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela


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claudiamarcel ...

Fantastic job! ! !

Sweet Dreams by Heba ...

It’s chocolate, so BONUS!! LOVE THAT, but you decorated it so perfectly. I love this!!

Super Fun Cakes & More (Katherina Perez) ...

Awesome Fiona!

Sweet Boutique Ani ...


The Moonlight Hare ...

Oh WOW!!!
Fiona this is FANTASTIC!
Such detail, and the basket is soooo realistic xx

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Oh my goodness! It is absolutely incredible! I can see why the birthday boy was over the moon!

Katarzynka ...


Clara ...

Fiona, this is a masterpiece!!! The basket is simply gorgeous. Incredible work!!!!

Zaklina ...


June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Totally awesome!!

Olina Wolfs ...

Awesome cake!👍😀

Loan Phan ...


Sandra Smiley ...

This is wonderful, Fifi! It looks totally authentic!

Lallacakes ...


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