Tint two thirds of the sugar paste
icing blue, roll out very thinly and use to cover the dampened cake
Invert the cake and trim into the fish
shape. Slope the sides. Place on the cake board.
Tint all but 15ml of the butter icing
orange. Use to cover the cake, smoothing with a palette knife. Score
curved lines for scales, starting from the tail end.
Tint half the remaining sugar paste
icing red. Shape and position two lips. Cut out the tail and fins. Mark
with lines using a knife and position on the fish. Make the eye from
white sugar paste and the blue Smartie.
Tint a little sugar paste mauve, cut
out crescent shaped scales using a biscuit cutter and place on the fish.
Tint the remaining sugar paste green and cut into long thin strips.
Twist each strip and arrange around the board.
To make the bubbles around the fish,
place the reserved butter icing in a piping bag, snip off the end and
pipe small circles on to the board.