This was one of my first attempts at real cake decorating. I based it off of a picture I found online. I used cake to make the fish head and tail raised above a 4 layer 9-inch round cake. I used white icing to decorate and then painted the icing with a paintbrush and food coloring paste mixed with a bit of vodka so that it would dry quickly. The painting technique allowed me to get the realistic coloring of the fish and water.