My niece is a huge Little Mermaid fan, and insisted I make her a mermaid cake with Ariel on top. After researching the internet for some ideas, I came up with this cute two tier cake. I stacked the cakes, and crumb coated in light blue icing. Then went back and added a few drops of dark blue color to my icing and a quick stir to get the two tone colors for the ocean.
I decided not to smooth out the icing, as the ocean has waves, and I thought this would be much cuter. After icing, I colored and rolled out the fondant for my seaweed. I decided to twist the strips with a pointy top to give it a more 3-D effect. After adding the seaweed, I rolled my orange fondant for my starfish and coral. I simply used a star cookie cutter to make the starfish, and cut a few strips then rolled them between my hands, then twisted the rolls to make the coral.
After completing the different corals, I made my octopus. He’s only a ball of fondant with some rolled legs added, a couple dots of icing for eyes and a cute smile. To make my seashells, I added a little copper color to white fondant, and didn’t knead it as much, so it would have the marbled look like seashells. Cut a few out, twisted them around and cut the bottoms to fit on the cake. Then I added a few goldfish crackers and some white icing dot bubbles to complete. Place Ariel on top and you’ve got a cute Little Mermaid in an ocean cake!