Mermaid Cakes are so fun!
Mermaids are always a popular party theme. Whether it be mermaids in general, or the Little Mermaid, or as part of a bigger theme such as Peter Pan or Under the Sea, you may find that a mermaid themed birthday cake design may be a great decorating option or you.
This is the Mermaid Cake that we used for my daughter's 5th birthday party. We included a pirate ship (I love pirate themes - so fun!) especially because half of our guest list included boys, so we thought it would be fun to introduce a little bit of pirate into the party just for them.
Note the different shades of blue in the icing to help the water look a little more realistic!
The mermaid part of the cake followed the basic idea of a doll cake, but instead of part of the cake being her big dress, it became a rock with her tail piped on in icing. The kids loved the 3D effect and the birthday girl especially loved it because after the party she had a new doll to play with! Here is a closeup of the mermaid on top of the cake so you can see her a little better:
For a mermaid theme cake, you can make a rectangular sheet cake (or any shape you wish, really), and cover with blue icing on the top for water. In one corner, make a “mound” or “hill” out of cake, frost in chocolate to look like a rock, and stick an inexpensive Barbie type doll with flowing red hair into this. Draw a mermaid tail on the "rock" with green icing.
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