Mermaid Cake Tutorial!
If you’ve been following Lou Lou Girls for a while, you know that Cassie and I love to make cakes. We’ve done a few tutorials that will help you with this cake. Here’s a recipe for marshmallow fondant that I used to make the fish and stars.
Today I’m just going to show you how I made the ocean waves and sea creatures. I started with two frozen cakes. I put a light layer of frosting in between the layers and did a simple light layer of frosting around the whole cake.
I found the perfect color of blue and added one drop to my frosting. Starting at the top of the cake, I made an S shape, starting at the bottom, and trailing off at the top to create the look of a breaking wave.
I added another drop of blue to my frosting, and repeated the S shape around the cake, below my first. And, finally, added yet another drop of frosting to the last little bit of frosting and finished the bottom row of S shapes.
Then I topped the cake with brown sugar to look like sand.
The fun part of this cake was making the sea creatures. I had my husband help me. My kids got this play dough set a few years ago and it had a ton of sea shapes.
I just dusted the presses with a little cornstarch and pressed my fondant into it. It was pretty much the easiest cake ever! We also made some little flowers with my flower cutting set that I bought specifically for fondant.
Don’t worry if your fondant shapes look a little dusty! You can fix that by lightly wetting a paintbrush, and gently dusting them off.
Lucky for me, my kids have started requesting toys as their cake toppers. They’ve gotten smart and realized that a toy will last forever, but fondant doesn’t!
Finish your cake by pressing all of the cute little fondant creatures into the soft frosting. Super easy and the kids will love it!