Sakura Goldfish Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

This tutorial goes under the sea with a beautiful ocean-themed design. Learn how to make a Sakura goldfish cake, featuring a gravity-defying cake structure, edible coral elements, sculpted fish fins that hold their shape, edible shiny fish eyes and a hand-painted pattern, along with a watery reflective cake board.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:19:46 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a realisticly sculpted goldfish cake
  • Learn how to create edible fish fins that flow and hold their shape
  • How to make a shiny reflective cake board that looks like water
  • Learn how to make realistic coral and edible fish eye elements

Cake sculpted into the shape of a goldfish with edible coral and a shiny isomalt cake board

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the base 0:39
  2. Creating the structure 8:16
  3. Making the coral structure 16:53
  4. Adding and sculpting cake 22:14
  5. Shaping the cake 25:17
  6. Frosting the cake 30:38
  7. Making rice paper sails 32:06
  8. Adding the fins and tail 40:57
  9. Adding fondant 43:22
  10. Shaping the fish 47:31
  11. Dusting the fish 49:26
  12. Finishing adding fins 51:38
  13. Making the coral 53:18
  14. The eyes 58:30
  15. Painting the fish white 1:00:36
  16. Decorating the board 1:12:33
  17. Painting the fish orange 1:15:51