Starting with a base coat of silver mixed with pearl luster dust and food grade alcohol, paint the entire cake – even the inside of the mouth. For the top of the fish and the fins, mix some canary yellow, cappuccino, and orange luster dust with food grade alcohol to create a goldish brown colour then paint it on. The next layer will be a mixture of pretty pink, rose gold, orange, and a bit of yellow luster dust as well as food grade alcohol. Paint this mixture along the middle line of the fish’s body as well as on the face. Lastly, paint on some satin white onto the belly of the fish for some highlight. Keep painting the fish and layering on colours until you are satisfied – this is how you can make your fish unique! Make sure you are using enough food grade alcohol so that the mixture is paintable but not runny. The last texture to add to the fish is the speckles. Use some gel colour, food grade alcohol, and a round brush then speckle the top of the cake.
TIP: to protect your cake board, slide small pieces of parchment paper under the cake.