This is the cake I made for my nephew's 11th birthday in September of 2010. He loves to fish so much that he said he was "put on this earth to fish" and just joined a juniors bass fishing club so I made him a bass fish cake for his birthday. This is my 2nd sculpted cake and I've been making cakes since August of 2010 and am loving it. I've taken a beginner buttercream decorating class and am self-taught when it comes to fondant and sculpting. The water is strawberry cake and the fish is rice cereal and covered in fondant, detailed/carved and then hand painted The cattails are gum paste. I also made gum paste lures, bobbers and sinkers and put them onto cupcakes as decoration.