This isn’t quite a tutorial, I just happened to decide to take a few pictures before I frosted this cake, hence the naked shark. My neighbor has an adorable grandson who was turning five, and had wanted a shark cake for years. Together they scrolled through images on line before sending me a picture of an super cute shark cake. Very cute and inspiring, but I wished I could peek under the frosting and get an idea of the structure of the cake. So I thought i would save the rest of you out there some figuring by snapping a few before I frosted the cake. I started with a 14 inch round cake, carved a giant comma shape out of it and used the reminder to make the tail, fins and head.
I frosted the vanilla cake with vanilla swiss meringue butter cream (the best butter cream for making sculpted cakes ever) and made the mouth, teeth, and eyes with fondant.