The Little Mermaid
- Contest Photo by: jacksparrow112800
- Statesboro, GA
Blue Buttercream Icing
Candy Melts and Molds
Rice krispy treats (prepared myself using recipe on the cereal box)
Little Mermaid doll (came with Sebastian and Flounder, which I also used for the cake).
Brown sugar (for the sand)
I made all of the cake accessories several days in advance and stored them in airtight containers.
All seashells, star fish, sea horses and crabs are made with candy melts/molds.
The sea shell bra for the mermaid doll were made with royal icing using the sea shell molds and secured with royal icing.
For the rocks and platform, I used warm rice krispy treats that I molded/shaped into the desired look I wanted. I then covered them with dark chocolate candy melts that I tinted with black coloring.
I purchased the green plant from the fish section at Walmart; it's a green plant that is used in fish tanks.
The mermaid doll was a little more complicated. I removed the legs from the doll and drilled a hole in the bottom of the torso. I then placed a cookie stick in the hole. I made the tail out of warm rice krispy treats. I then placed the doll through the tail at an angle so that the remaining piece of stick could be used later to secure the doll to the cake. I placed a thin layer of royal icing on the tail and covered it with aqua green tinted fondant. I used the bottom of a tip to make the scales on the tail, then painted it with green lust
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