Coolest Mermaid Cake

My three year old daughter was over the moon with the character Mariana the Mermaid from the DVD “Dora Saves the Mermaids”. I had to get pretty creative to come up with a Mariana themed birthday party, since there was next to nothing on the market. The one asset I had was a Mariana doll that I’d purchased as her birthday gift. Armed with that, and a few photos of princess cakes from this very web site, I went to work.

I baked two different cakes for this, because I needed to feed 30 people. The bottom tier was a 14.5 inch, two layer chocolate and vanilla cake, and the top tier was a chocolate/vanilla marble cake baked in a batter bowl. I was afraid the weight of the top tier would be too much for the bottom tier, so I used a 9 inch cardboard circle in between tiers, with dowels stuck down into the bottom tier for extra support. I took the Mariana doll and pushed her, feet first, into the center of the top tier up to her waist.

The rest, as they say, is frosting! Oh, and a few white chocolate seashells my daughter and I made together from store bought molds.

All totaled, I used 9 boxes of cake mix and gobs and gobs of homemade buttercream frosting tinted with Wilton food colors.

If I never bake another cake in my life, I will go down in our family’s history books as the baker of the cake that stole the show. And the best part was that it tasted delicious too!

Mermaid Cake

2 thoughts on “Coolest Mermaid Cake”

  1. This cake is beautiful! My little one is asking for a Mariana toy for her birthday. I would love to make a cake like this.

  2. Wow-an amazing looking cake. You are so clever. I hope I can come up with something as professional looking. Well done


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