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SHARKS

What sort of cake do you make for a scuba instructor who loves sharks for his 40th birthday? A “scuba diving with sharks” cake, of course! Especially when that birthday happens to fall during “Shark Week”!

This two tiered cake was inspired by several I saw online. The design is largely and shamelessly borrowed from a grooms cake made by Pink Cake Box and a Shark Week cake by Copacabanya.

The cake features a great white shark, a blue shark, a hammerhead shark and a tiger shark as well as two scuba divers. The life rings are in the shape of a number 40. The birthday boy’s tattoos were hand drawn on with food color pens. The family scuba diving business logo is also featured on the cake.

I had loads of fun making this cake! The sharks and divers are a mix of fondant and gum paste. The bottom cake is white with raspberry and Swiss meringue buttercream on alternating layers. The top cake is chocolate with alternating layers of chocolate ganache and Bavarian cream.

Jenny, Highlands Ranch, CO www.facebook.com/JennysHauteCakes

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Benni Rienzo Radic ...

Love it!! Sharks are cool.

Elli Warren ...

Brilliant!! lovely modelling! :-)

Jenny Kennedy ...

Thank you soooo much Benni and Elli! Sharks are cook, and I enjoyed trying to make these different types of sharks look “authentic” since the guy the cake was for knows so much about them!

Goreti ...

Great job!

curiAUSSIEtycakes ...

Wonderful job, I love it and yes the sharks are awesome!!!

Jenny Kennedy ...

Thank you Goreti and CuriAUSSIEtycakes. CuriAUSSIEtycakes, I see you are in Florida… any swimming with sharks for you?

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Wonderful! Great job on the sharks! :) xxxx

Cake Boutique Monterrey ...

It´s amazing!!!

BK1 ...

I love the sharks and the tattoos on the diver!

Grammy15 ...

I love it. I want one. So clever.

Take The Cake ...

wow this is amazing !!!! I love it and love the sharks and all of your details wow amazing <3

Jenny Kennedy ...

Oh my gosh, you are all so sweet!

Sweet Janis ...

I love this cake Jenny!! I love all the details! The sharks are amazing!!!!! Great job <3

Mauigirl23 ...

Another amazing creation by My dear friend Jenny!!! Every time you create a cake I am more amazed than I was the time before!!! You are truly an amazing artist & cake creator!! I hope it makes it all the way to number 1….!!!!!

Crystal

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

AWESOME Jenny!!! Love sharks too!!! You did na amazing job!!xxx

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