Little Mermaid Cake

 10-26-13

 

This is the birthday cake I did for my cousin last week. She wanted “Little Mermaid” and sent me a picture of a gorgeous cake with a large 2 dimensional Ariel on top. I figured I could do the cake part, but I let her know that I didn’t think I could pull off Ariel…..at least something recognizable as Ariel! However, after a little internet research,  I came up with a new way of re-creating characters like this and I’m really happy with how it turned out. First I printed out a picture of the character I wanted, in the size I wanted. I rolled out a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste, laid my picture on top and poked holes with a pin around the perimeter. I removed the paper and cut out the shape with an exacto knife. This became my base that I laid all other pieces on. I continued the process for each different color in the picture and then pieced them together on top of my base and attached them with sugar glue. Finally, I drew in the details and outlined Ariel with an edible marker. All the other decorations are made from modeling chocolate. Happy Birthday Taylor!

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Under the Sea

One of the simpler cakes I’ve done, I still love this one for its color. This is a design you can just have fun with. I started with a basic idea of the things I wanted to include (treasure box, shark fins, octopus, fish, lots of seaweed and starfish) and then just had fun placing them on the cake as I went. I used the back of a spoon of create the waves on top. Except for the shark fins, this cake is decorated entirely with buttercream. It is chocolate chip cake and cookies and cream filling inside.