My little niece loves all the characters from Little Mermaid so I made this Little Mermaid cake to incorporate all the characters that came in the Disney gift pack that I bought her for her birthday.
I made a 8 by 12 cake and an 8 by 8 sandwich and layered and covered them in blue icing. I then used blue buttercream for the water. I placed Eric and the dog on the top of the cake on a raft, and Ariel, Flounder and Sabastian on the next level and Ursula and Triton on the board.
I though I would try a back ground, so I printed a sky scene and glued it onto a sheet of plastic. I piped around the sky scene to tie it into the cake. Then placed it onto the cake using dowels for support. The kids and family loved it.