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Underwater Cake - Front View by SlowMatsu Underwater Cake - Front View by SlowMatsu
I made this for the '08 KY state fair. It's made of fondant and more fondant.

(Edit: Wow! I couldn't believe my inbox when I checked my DA this morning. I don't think I can reply to all these comments in one day.

I really didn't expect it to get featured. To tell you guys the truth, it didn't even win first place at the KY fair, only second! :giggle: But really, thank you all for the lovely comments! I'll try and reply to as many as I can.)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-22
As part of the Culinary Arts Week to raise awareness of this amazing craft, here is the amazing Underwater Cake - Front View by ~SlowMatsu. This cake is hand crafted and looks stunningly delicious!
The suggester said: "I've seen a lot of fancy cakes, but this one just makes me smile." ( Suggested by totallyhealthy and Featured by MyntKat )
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ramen1991 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist
:o Did you make all the fish as well?!
The regal blue tang on there is so adorable!!! <3
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Myo-Unicorn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Nice work !
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Arinnka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
wow! I haven't seen such interesting and cool cakes before! it really impressed me! Such cake would be a great present for anyone!
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you. :D
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Vulchumi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Cute ^^
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angelatmidnight13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! i'm not joking! i want this for my twenty-first birthday O.O




........i like the ocean...............lol <3 >w>
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:iconthesuper:
thesuper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Artist
Superb. Sparing no detail.
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thank you. :D
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
This cake looks so pretty, I wouldn't want to eat it!! Just stunning. LOVE the variety of colors on it! I'll bet all the kids see this and go NEMO!! XD
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annie44r Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
omg this is amazing! you so deserve daily deviation!

ps i love that turtle!
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Neitzarr Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh wow, you are AMAZING. :D
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Thanks!
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Wolfie-Miyaku Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
i love the nemo adventure theme/look alike/awesome cake even if that's not what you were going for, it's beautiful.
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I just loved so many of the colorful Nemo characters, so I had to sneak a few of those type of fish in. :D

Thanks!
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Wolfie-Miyaku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
hahaha really? that's great because it really worked for you. :D you're welcome. I hope you'll have the patience to create some more in the future. I'll look forward to it :D :D :D
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TomMadeleine Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
oh my god, that looks so good *A* aahh......cake.....
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say overall....impressive! your flora and fauna are outstanding fondont is a wonderful medeum but not always the best to work with LOL your colors are spectacular your jellyfish just draws my eye I love it and your coral is marvelous I even like the backdrop

questions....if I may?
1 what did you use to stand the fish? the dorry fish looks as though you could have used a thin dowl to hold it up
2 is the palm fondont? looks plastic (not in a bad way though) just fooled me lol
3 what did you use for your "sand" looks great
4 are your bubbles fondont? they are really cute
5 and I see an entry tag how did you place?
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I used some royal icing to "glue" the fish to the cake. If something didn't want to stand up, then I put something (a clean salt shaker or whatever) behind it while the icing dried so that it would stay.

Everything is fondant, even the palm tree and leaves. It took a dozen tries to get the palm leaves to stay like that. I almost gave up. :ohnoes:

The sand was the easiest part. I just took some plain sugar, added a drop of yellow food coloring and a bit of brown for realism, shook it up, and voila!

Yep, the bubbles are fondant too, glued on with royal icing as well.

Second place, but I was still thrilled! :D

Thanks for the comment!
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iskabane Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
How do you get your fondant so smooth? Mine just folds over itself and doesn't look well. Great cake! Cake is always good.
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Uh, patience I guess. If I tried to hurry up and smoosh it down the sides of the cake, it would have looked ruffled. So I very slowly smoothed it down, centimeter by centimeter, until I reached the bottom with no creases or folds.

I don't always get it on the first time either. :oops:

Thanks!
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Destiny4now Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
:faint:
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Azoicee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
i love that NEMO and PALM TREE and。。annnnnnd。.. you are really a genius!!
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PeppermintFrog Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You are amazing! :)
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Nightmare-forever Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, so awesome...
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CrimsonThrenody Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Totally awesomeness! :D
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god i hope that's all chocolate toppings and shit
that would be DELICIOUS
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MangledCorpse Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
If this only won second, what kind of masterpiece won first?!
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cyclone1164 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Wow! Just wow!
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HillaryNichole Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
i want that cake! lmaoo!
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music-and-words Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
HOLY! This looks like a cake Buddy would make! From Cake Boss! It looks awesome! And there's a 'nemo' (aka: clownfish) on it! :3 Very cute, full of detail, and it looks very delicious.
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Thanks so much! :D
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NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Freakin' Awesome. Nuff said.
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Tiramisuki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
My favorite is the adorable turtle on the top of the cake~. :heart:
Overall, this cake looks amazing! :noes:
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Rayne02 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that is an amazing cake! and it looks delicious, too! :)
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BoopAbelle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Oh, wow! This is so fantastic. I love the level of detail on the little sea critters, and the shine added to the jellyfish and a few others. :D
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Oracle-of-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow.... really, this cake was very, very well detailed! O.O
You deserve congratulations fo the work =D
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frost-enchanter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I found Nemo! :D

It's such a beautiful cake that I can't even have the heart to eat it. I shall keep it locked behind my display case. LOL
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TheIncredibleMsO Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
This is too cute. Good job!
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luckysevenstars Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! I wish I could have this cake for my birthday!
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DemonNinjaTatsuko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....this...is... amazing!
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interesting
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
:o :wow: thats a verry cool cake:meow: :? all tho, if urse was seckond... wonder wut 1st looked like:meow:
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Kumajii Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Dear SlowMatsu,
Plz come visit for my BD. KTHX
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Only if there will be balloons. :la:
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Kumajii Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
PROBS :B
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
OHYES<3
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libertine1182 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Yummy! What a gorgeously yummy looking cake! Great job! :D
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SlowMatsu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Thanks! :)
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libertine1182 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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sarkule Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
BEST CAKE EVARR :O
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