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Edible Art: Yellow Submarine / Octopus's Garden

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

This is an art piece I made after I made an edible version of the viral Elephant Toothpaste videos (see links). The sea-foam green cheesecake cup I made reminded me of sea foam actually, so I decided to recycle it and use it in another way after I was done with the Elephant Toothpaste.

I was actually first inspired by Yellow Submarine, but I was not confident that I would be able to sculpt a yellow submarine from marshmallow fondant. :) I was also inspired by Octopus's Garden, but my octopus kind of looks like a muppet. Haha! :) I like my squid the most (he looks good!) and the fish too.

It's a good fit for Submarine Day. See info at the bottom of the post.

Check out those posts and the Elephant Toothpaste video! It's fun!




What I did:

I sculpted the little figures out of marshmallow fondant (easy and 3-ingredients!). Check out the post here to learn how to do it. I also added some other leftover candies -- like candy corns to make colorful coral like features.


When you make or get something, after you're done with it, you could maybe recycle it & use it another way -- and even possibly make something cute or beautiful. :)

Give it a try! We are good at this!


Submarine Day

"The United States Navy acquired the Holland VI, the Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine, on April 11, 1900.  Each April 11th honors this day as people across the nation celebrate National Submarine Day.

– The U.S. Navy’s first submarine was the Alligator, 1862. –

The first known U.S. Navy submarine was the USS Alligator, the fourth United States Navy ship of that name.  The Alligator was active during the American Civil War. America’s very first submarine, the Turtle, was built in the Revolutionary War era.  However, the United States Navy did not exist when theTurtle was operational.

Designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896, the Holland VI was launched on May 17, 1897, at Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon’s Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  It was later purchased by the United States Navy on April 11, 1900, becoming the United States Navy’s first commissioned submarine and renamed USS Holland (SS-1). 

Elsewhere in the world, “Submarine Day” is celebrated on March 17th."


How low… can you go? How low… can you go? When it comes to Submarine Day, we imagine it’s pretty low.

Believe it or not, the first recorded submersible was built by Cornelius Drebbel in 1620 for James I of England, although why anyone would want to plunge beneath the surface of a 17th century Thames is beyond us. April 11, 1900 however is when the American Government purchased its first commissioned submarine, the USS Holland. USS Holland was the United States Navy’s first commissioned submarine, named for her Irish-American inventor, John Philip Holland, although not the first submarine of the US Navy, which was the 1862 Alligator. The boat was originally laid down as Holland VI, and launched on 17 May 1897.


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