How-To Create a Fintastic Finding Dory Cake

  • Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7762)
    Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper
    $7.99
  • Small Grass Decorating Tip #133 - 2 Pk (sku: 11050)
    Small Grass Decorating Tip #133 - 2 Pk
    $3.29
  • Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk (sku: 11027)
    Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk
    $4.49
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Orange (sku: 9643)
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Orange
    $6.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green (sku: 9640)
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green
    $6.49
  • Premium Gel Colors, Teal Green (sku: 9523)
    Premium Gel Colors, Teal Green
    $6.49
  • Fondant & Pastry Cutters, 4" (sku: 6814)
    Fondant & Pastry Cutters, 4"
    $40.99
  • Aluminum Decorating Triangle - 2 Pk (sku: 31077)
    Aluminum Decorating Triangle - 2 Pk
    $3.59
  • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
    $8.99
  • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Gold (sku: 5548)
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Gold
    $19.99
  • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
    $22.99
  • Spatula, 6" Blade (sku: 9574)
    Spatula, 6" Blade
    $8.99
  • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
    $19.99

Looking For Dory?

Dive into Dory’s biggest adventure yet with this fintastic cake. Disney•Pixar Finding Dory comes to life with wavy seaweed, flowy anemone and coral reef details all made from easy-to-create fondant DecoShapes®. Complete with bubbles and piped fish, this under-water wonder is sure to make a splash. 

How-To Create a Fintastic Finding Dory Cake

What You’ll Need

  • Triple-Layer 8" Round Cake
  • Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper
  • 4 Cups Teal Green Icing
  • 4 Cups White Icing
  • 2 Cups Neon Green Icing
  • 1 Cup Neon Orange Icing
  • Neon Orange Premium Gel Color
  • Neon Green Premium Gel Color
  • Teal Green Premium Gel Color
  • Pastel Green Fondant DecoShapes® Strips
  • Bright Pink Fondant DecoShapes® Strips
  • Bright Lavender Fondant DecoShapes® Dots
  • Bright Blue Fondant DecoShapes® Dots
  • Piping Tip #133
  • Piping Tip #5
  • Piping Tip #2
  • Disposable Pastry Bags
  • Fondant & Pastry Cutter
  • Decorating Triangle
  • Standard Plastic Coupler
  • Gold Sanding Sugar
  • Spatula
  • Scissors
  • 10" White Round Cake Board
  • Step 1

    Create your seaweed before working on your cake. Using the Pastel Green Fondant DecoShapes® Strips, cut each strip in half with a Fondant Cutter to create a total of 16 strips.

    Form a wavy pattern with each strip. Set aside and let harden.

    Tip: Seaweed isn’t perfect so your green strips don’t have to be either!  

  • Step 2

    Base ice a triple-layer 8” cake teal. Using a decorating triangle, create the look of waves by moving the comb up and down on the sides of the cake.

    Tip: Don’t worry about the bottom being a bit messy, it will be covered.

  • Step 3

    Pipe white icing on the base of the cake using an open coupler. Use a spatula to smooth and create a textured look. 

  • Step 4

    Immediately after smoothing the white icing, top and cover with Gold Sugar Sanding.

    Tip: If your icing has hardened, the sanding sugar will not stick.

  • Step 5

    Place seaweed along the sides of the cake. Cut seaweed strips with scissors to acheive desired lengths. 

    Tip: Be creative! To achieve the look of an ocean scene, seaweed can be any length. 

  • Step 6

    Place Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper on top of the back half of the cake.

  • Step 7

    Using Small Grass Decorating Tip #133, pipe neon green grass in small groupings next to the DecoSet and around the base of the sand. 

  • Step 8

    Using Bright Pink Fondant DecoShapes® Strips, cut out 2 inch portions. Cut 1 inch slits into each portion. 

  • Step 9

    Bundle three pink fondant portions together to create the look of anemone. Place one bundle on top of the cake in the grass section of icing and four around the base of the rock formation.

  • Step 10

    Using the medium and large Bright Lavender Fondant DecoShapes® Dots, pinch the sides of the dot together and place in groups of three or four to create clusters of coral.

    Tip: If your fondant dots start to dry out, warm them in your hands to make them pliable.

  • Step 11

    Using the large Bright Blue Fondant DecoShapes® Dots, curl the sides in. Create clusters of three on top and around the base of the rock formation. 

  • Step 12

    Pipe neon orange spirals in groups of three using Piping Tip #5. 

  • Step 13

    Pipe small white dots up the side of the cake using Piping Tip #2 to acheive the look of bubbles. 

  • Step 14

    Pipe a group of neon green fish on the front of the cake using Piping Tip #2. 

Supplies

    Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7762)
    • Finding Dory Fintastic Adventures DecoSet® Cake Topper
      $7.99
    Small Grass Decorating Tip #133 - 2 Pk (sku: 11050)
    • Small Grass Decorating Tip #133 - 2 Pk
      $3.29
    Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk (sku: 11027)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #5 - 5 Pk
      $4.49
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Orange (sku: 9643)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Orange
      $6.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green (sku: 9640)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Neon Green
      $6.49
    Premium Gel Colors, Teal Green (sku: 9523)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Teal Green
      $6.49
    Fondant & Pastry Cutters, 4" (sku: 6814)
    • Fondant & Pastry Cutters, 4"
      $40.99
    Aluminum Decorating Triangle - 2 Pk (sku: 31077)
    • Aluminum Decorating Triangle - 2 Pk
      $3.59
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
      $8.99
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Gold (sku: 5548)
    • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Gold
      $19.99
    Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" (sku: 13591)
    • Disposable Pastry Bags, 18"
      $22.99
    Spatula, 6" Blade (sku: 9574)
    • Spatula, 6" Blade
      $8.99
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
      $19.99