Goldfish Cake Recipe

by Marlyn on April 28, 2013

Easy, Adorable Goldfish Cake

This was in Sunday’s Parade Magazine and it was so darn cute, I had to re-post it!  There are also currently 3 good printable coupons below for this recipe.  Happy Savings!



  1. Bake 2 (8-inch) round cake layers from boxed cake mix. Let cool.
  2. Tint vanilla frosting orange using 4 tsp yellow food coloring and 12 drops red food coloring.
  3. Sandwich, cut, and arrange layers (as shown below). Freeze cake until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make eyes: Cut marshmallow in half crosswise. Put a dot of frosting on uncut ends of both marshmallow pieces and attach 1 Junior Mint to each to make pupils.
  5. For top fins, cut fruit leather into small semicircles (use pinking shears for a zigzag effect).
  6. Remove cake from freezer and coat with remaining orange frosting, smoothing with an offset spatula or a butter knife. Use the back of a small spoon or butter knife to make scales in frosting, leaving fish face smooth.
  7. Decorate body with green, orange, and yellow chocolate candies. Attach eyes and top fins by pressing into frosting. Press orange gummy ring onto front of cake for mouth. Add gum balls to serving platter, as bubbles.


Serves 16.

How to slice and arrange the cake:

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Step 1

Sandwich the 2 flat (bottom) sides of cake layers together with cup orange frosting.

Step 2
Cut a small, 2-inch-wide semicircle from 1 side of layer cake. Cut semicircle into 2 pieces, 1 large and 1 small.

Step 3
On a serving platter, stand cake up on flat, cut side. Position large piece on 1 end of cake to form tail. Place small piece alongside cake to make 1 side fin.


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