How to Make a Chocolate Shark Cake With Italian Meringue Buttercream and Fishy Fondant Features

On a recent episode of How To Cake It, host Yolanda Gampp provides a step-by-step guide on how to make a chocolate shark cake with “Italian meringue buttercream and fishy fondant features.”

There’s a ripple in the water. A fin pokes out of the surf. And then there’s that ominous music! But this is one shark you don’t need to be worried about. In fact, you’ll be taking a bite out of him!

I couldn’t let Shark Week swim by without caking a Shark Cake. And I knew I had to cake the most iconic shark of them all – the great white shark! I mean, come on, he even has his own movie. I wanted to make this blockbuster of a cake out of a towering stack of chocolate cake so that it looks like he’s jumping right out of the water at you – don’t forget the jaws.

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on

A photo posted by Yolanda Gampp (@yolanda_gampp) on