Turtle Cake

by Lesa
(Terrell, TX USA)

A friend wanted Squirt from Finding Nemo for her birthday, so I made this little Squirt turtle cake for her.

First I made a small chocolate round cake with a glass bowl so I could have the shell shape. I then formed a head out of rice krispie treats. I made my own fondant out of marshmallows.

My recipe fondant is: one small bag mini marshmallows, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 tsp water. You melt these all together until smooth, then mix in 3 cups powdered sugar, one cup at a time.

You need a large stand mixer with a bread kneading hook to make it because it is like a sugar dough. Then you let it sit covered until it cools and you can roll it out.

I made green, white and brown, black, yellow and orange fondant. I cut out the flowers with cookie cutters, and cut out the spots with a small leaf cutter. I put the fondant on the turtle cake after I thinly iced it with buttercream.

I used a butter knife to indent the fondant to look like a shell, and I put on the flower cut outs. I rolled some thin ropes of black to outline the indents. I then made white balls, and smaller flat rounds of brown, and black and white dots for the eyes.

I then rolled out flat green pieces for the fins. After that, looking at a picture of Squirt to get the shape, I cut some fins on paper then placed it on the fondant and cut it out with my butter knife.

Then I randomly placed the dots on the fins and head. I then used some of the black rope fondant for a mouth.

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Nov 08, 2011
by: Laura

Not only did you make a perfect "squirt" turtle but your detailed instructions are very helpful.

Oct 14, 2011
by: Amanda

Wonderful as always

Oct 13, 2011
by: Helena


Oct 13, 2011
Great Job!!
by: Noreen

You did an amazing job on this!! Love it!!

Oct 13, 2011
Pure talent
by: Kristen

Great job! Couldn't have looked better.

Oct 02, 2011
Very Cool!
by: Anonymous

This is awesome

Sep 28, 2011
by: Amber M

Love this one awesome job

Sep 26, 2011
by: Carol

That's adorable : )

Sep 25, 2011
by: amanda

Awsome as usual!!!

Sep 25, 2011
sooo cute. too cute to eat !
by: y reimer

this cake is soooo cute. . almost tooo cute to eat

Sep 25, 2011
Great job
by: Anonymous

Wow, great job!

Sep 24, 2011
by: Anonymous

That is so cute!

Sep 23, 2011
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Sep 23, 2011
by: Tasha

You always do such wonderful work! Totally gifted!!!

Sep 23, 2011
Turtle Cake
by: Mary love this cake

Beartiful job, love it, very clever indeed.

Sep 23, 2011
Looks just like Squirt!
by: Ken

You did a great job! It turned out just like the cartoon character!

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