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InstructionsAdvanced modeling techniques for a sculpted mermaid cake. Intermediate level, should have some knowledge of sculpting, fondant covering, basic cake techniques.
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Outdoorsy, Whimsical, Cute
PVC Pipe, pvc cutters, 1/2 flange, 14" round wood board, screws, cake foil to cover board, white modeling chocolate, Rice Krispy Treats, 3 quarter sheet cakes, swiss meringue buttercream, fondant, food color (hand painted and airbrushed)
What was your inspiration?
When I was growing up, I wanted to BE a mermaid. I loved everything about them, their lore, their beautiful and mysterious features, and of course, who wouldnt want an awesome tail to swiftly move you through the oceans deep? I would sometimes wrap a blanket around my legs and swim on the kitchen floor or practice my dolphin kick in the bathtub. Yes I was just a little obsessed So when I got my second call to action from Icing Smiles a few months ago to make a princess mermaid cake for a very special girl, I immediately recalled every feeling and memory I had as a mermaid loving little girl and poured it into the design of this cake.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the facial features
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is an extremely IN-DEPTH tutorial and it is LONG. It is for decorators who have at least some experience in sculpting cakes and a basic understanding of decorating principles. I do not go over how to cover a cake, or how to ice. I tried to be a detailed as possible so I would not consider this a quick and easy sculpted cake. This is just my process and I am sure there are better/quicker ways of doing these things but this is mine. I hope you enjoy it <3