Fish Shaped Cake with Strawberry Filling

Ingredients for the cake:
12 heaped spoons flour
1/2 cup oil
1 cup castor sugar
3 eggs
1 spoon baking powder
A pinch of baking soda
3 spoons curd
1 spoon vanilla essence

Directions
Sieve together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, add sugar and eggs and beat them lightly. Add oil to this mixture. Now add the dry ingredients to this wet mixture, put curd and vanilla essence, mix nicely. Grease the cake tin and pour the mixture into it. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 170 degrees C or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
After the cake is done, let it cool for sometime, then remove and let it completely cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients for the Icing:
1 1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 cup strawberry crush
100 gms icing sugar

2-3 drops of blue gel colour
1 drop red gel colour

Directions
In a large bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks are formed. Add icing sugar and whip some more. Add 2 drops of blue gel colour Use the cream to do the base coating of the cake, for piping bag add another drop of colour in the raining cream to give it a little darker shade.

Arranging
Transfer the cooled cake to a turn table, cut a triangular piece to be used as a tail of the fish, and giving the cut a look of open fish mouth. Then cut the cake pieces in half from the centre. Moist the cake by sprinkling some water on it. Gently spread the strawberry crush over it and then spread the blue coloured whipped cream icing Cover the cake with the top piece and repeat the process. To decorate the cake fill in the piping bag with whipping cream of a slightly darker shade of blue and make wave patters on the fish cake. Position the tail piece carefully and place it next to the main cake. For the open mouth, take some red colour in your hand and softly dab it on the cream, to give it a red mouth feel. Sprinkle some coloured balls and its good to go.



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