Baby Shark Cakes


A delightful banana cake recipe that will have everyone asking for more! Learn how to decorate it to look like Baby Shark and the whole family.

Yield: Makes one sphere cake


Things you'll need

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 bananas (mashed)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla optional
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Buttercream frosting: white, yellow, navy blue, dark pink, light green and pink
  • Fondant: deep pink, dark blue, yellow, pink, green, black, red and white


  • Ball pan (Ro Baking Line by Wilton)


Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease four the sphere pans completely.
  2. Mash the bananas until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, vegetable oil and vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture, do not over mix.
  7. Divide the batter between the two spheres and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. Slice a little bit of the top of one sphere and place it on a cake board.
  2. Pipe a thin layer of white and stack the other half of the sphere.
  3. Cover the bottom half of the sphere with white frosting and cover the top half with yellow frosting. Smooth with an offset spatula.
  4. For the eyes, cut two large circles using the white fondant. Make two slightly smaller circles using the black fondant and place it on top of the white ones. Add 2 small white circles for the eyes' reflections.
  5. For the mouth, use the red fondant as the base and cut a large rectangle with slight rounded bottoms corners. Cut a slightly smaller rectangle using the pink fondant and place it on the bottom half of the red base, trim the excess. Add white triangles for the teeth.
  6. Make two dark pink circles for the nostrils.
  7. For the fin and flippers, make triangles using the yellow fondant and curve it slightly to one direction. Place a toothpick underneath and let it air dry for a couple of hours.




Written By Rosanna Pansino

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