Things you'll needIngredients
- 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!
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease four the sphere pans completely.
- Mash the bananas until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
- Add the eggs, mashed bananas, vegetable oil and vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture, do not over mix.
- Divide the batter between the two spheres and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
Time to decorate!
- Slice a little bit of the top of one sphere and place it on a cake board.
- Pipe a thin layer of white and stack the other half of the sphere.
- Cover the bottom half of the sphere with white frosting and cover the top half with yellow frosting. Smooth with an offset spatula.
- 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.
- 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.
- Make two dark pink circles for the nostrils.
- 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