This is an instructable on how I made it. :)
Step 1: Mold the Rice Krispie Treats
With a light coating of Crisco on my hands I molded the treats around dowels in the shapes of the 2 parts of the fish.
Step 2: Covering the Pieces With Fondant
Then I rolled out the fondant and covered the treat shapes with it.
I then used my fingers and some plastic clay tools to do all the detailing and sculpting.
Step 3: Making the Fins
Step 4: Painting the Fish
I painted the large fish parts and the fins separate and then attached the fins with a little bit of water and the help of some toothpicks.
I used Wilton gel colors mixed with vodka for the painting. I layered it up in several steps. First was a light greenish brown, then a couple light washes of a green with a little brown mixed in. Then I added the darker geen "spots" and finally a little light pink with a touch of gray in and around the mouth.
Step 5: Make Cattails and Grass Out of Gum Paste
What I did was wrap heavy wire in green floral tape and then mold the brown part out of gum paste and slide it on. For the grass I cut out a long strip of gum paste, laid the floral wire down and then folded the gum paste strip over the wire.
Once they were dry I painted them with the gel color/vodka mixes.
Step 6: Make the Cake Mix
They can be found here:
Once the cake was cooled I attached it to my foil-covered board with some buttercream icing.
Next I positioned the fish where I wanted it to be on the cake, marked the area, then removed the fish. I scooped out a little bit of cake in the areas so that the fish parts would be inset of the cake a little. I used thick straws (cut down to the height of the cake) as supports where I was to put the fish parts.
Then I piped some icing in the area and put the fish parts back in place.
The recipe I use for the icing is below:
2 cups Crisco
2 lb bag of powdered sugar
4 tbsp meringue powder
2 tsp clear vanilla extract/flavor
2 tsp clear butter flavor
1 tsp clear almond extract/flavor
1/2 tsp salt
Sift the powdered sugar and meringue powder together into a bowl.
In a small bowl or a measuring cup, put in all the flavorings/extracts and then add to that enough water to make the mix 1/2 cup. Add in the salt and stir until the salt is dissolved.
In the mixer bowl put the Crisco and water/extract mix. Beat on a medium-low speed for about 40 seconds, to just get it started mixing.
Next slowly start adding in your powdered sugar/meringue mix while mixing. Once it's all in there, mix on that same slow speed for about a minute.
Then just color the icing however you want. I used a little green, lots of royal blue and a little black.
Step 7: Pipe in the Water
Step 8: Finish the Cake!
And then it's done! :)
Step 9: Fishing Tackle Cupcakes
I made some lures, sinkers and bobbers out of gum paste and hand painted them. When I made the cake I made some cupcakes. I piped the icing on them the same way I did the water on the cake, starting with the outer edge of the cupcakes. Then I placed the various fishing tackle on top as decorations.
Just showing a few various photos of the making of the tackle and the finished cupcakes.