Fishing Bag and Basket

Fishing Bag and Basket
Fishing Bag and Basket 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.


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


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

Heba Elalfy ***more photos at

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


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

Toni, Pennsylvania,

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