The Little Mermaid – sigh… only my favourite movie in the whole world…. I can still sing every song word for word (and I sometimes do, much to the children’s despair!) – I used to spend hours in the pool with my legs tied together with a piece of string hoping they’d one day fuse into a tail and I would resume my rightful place as Ariel’s long lost princess sister.
Alas, my legs remain and the tail never did eventuate but I can always live out my childhood dreams in cake, right?
I decided to use the giant cupcake mould to make the base shape of this cake, but you can also use 2 x 6″ round cakes, or a dolly varden cake tin to achieve the same shape. I love this cake because its a modern take on the ‘old school’ princess doll cake which incorporates lots of colour, a unique way to include our Ariel doll and the birthday girl (or boy!) gets Ariel as a mermaid until the cake is gone, then they get Ariel with her legs once the cake is all done! Much like the actual movie.
You can view the full video tutorial by clicking below, or you can just drool over the pics.
I used some of our Under the Sea fondant decorations to decorate the board and add some detail and colour – I love how colourful and ‘alive’ this cake turned out!
If you’ve ever made a dolly varden cake with a difference, I’d love to see it! You can share pics on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #mycupcakeaddiction – I’m always browsing the latest creations from my viewers and followers and I love to see the creative things you guys come up with.
I hope you enjoyed this sweet and salty cake idea, and I apologise if Sebastian the crab’s “Under Da Sea” is now replaying over and over again in your head – it’ll last about 3 days 🙂
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