The cake was two tiers and the top tier was a barrel height. Cake covered in buttercream then final covered in fondant, then airbrushed to look like water. Decorations are made of a combination of gum paste and/or fondant then had painted with powdered paints, some dry, some with vodka. Nemo and Dori are blown isomalt and purple coral is isomalt poured over ice cubes. Various tools were used to texture sea plants. Sand is ground up graham crackers.