Coolest Mermaid Cake

This is a cake I made for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. I love to make sugar paste models, so I thought I would make some mermaids for this homemade mermaid cake.

First of all, I made a 10″ square Madeira cake. I coated it with sugar paste which I had coloured turquoise (I used a mixture of blue and green paste food colours and deliberately didn’t blend them completely, to create a marbled effect). After covering the cake, I painted on a wave effect using silver petal dust.

Next, I coloured some pieces of sugar paste to make the body parts of the two mermaids. I positioned the mermaids on to the cake, along with some sugar paste fish and star-fish.

To complete the underwater theme, I made lots of little pebbles and seaweed to go around the sides of the homemade mermaid cake. Finally, I brushed silver petal dust on to the mermaids’ hair and tails, and also the fish and star-fish.

2 thoughts on “Coolest Mermaid Cake”

  1. Hi there

    I love this Mermaid cake that you’ve made… Just wondering how you made their hair? If you wouldn’t mind letting me know



  2. Hi Rachel! Thanks for your comment. Sorry I’ve only just replied, but I thought my cake wasn’t on the site, as I couldn’t find it.
    I used sugar paste which I had rolled into very thin strips on the work-top and attached them individually. Sue.


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