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Barbie's fish tail is made of gumpaste and fondant, making it appear that she sits on the cake. She is actually stuck into the center as requested by my 6 yr old. The shells are moulded chocolate and the coral is royal icing.  All is theoretically edible except for Barbie herself.
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By steph
Apr 13, 2005
This was a yellow cake with tinted blue icing. This was my first attempt at a cake...I was pleased until I had to drive 1 hour to get to the party and the jello ocean started to melt. Ops! Maybe next time will go better.
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By ChefMindi
Apr 13, 2005
This was for a co-worker's 6 year old "Little Mermaid" birthday party.  This is the first cake I made for someone else - I just started cake decorating about 6 months ago and up to now it's been all practice.
The small shells, starfish and pearls are handmade fondant painted with luster dust.  The large shells are molded candy sitting on brown sugar sand.  The treasure chest is graham crackers with chocolate basket weave.  The seaweed is royal icing but everything else is buttercream.  I had great fun!
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By Newbie
Apr 13, 2005
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By Connie515
Apr 26, 2005
I made this cake for my daughters birthday.  The seashells are chocolate.   She loved this one.  It seems every cake I make - she wants "that one" for her next birthday.  Aren't kids great?  They make you feel good without trying very hard.
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By BJ
Jun 16, 2005
My version of Ariel sitting on a rock in the ocean with sealife in the sand under the sea.
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By KimAZ
Jun 21, 2005
I made this for my daughter's smash cake for her 1st birthday.
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By Beebug123
Aug 9, 2005
I got this design idea from another member of cakecentral (newbie). It was for a 6 year olds little girl's birthday party. The shells are made with candy melts and fondant. I used pearl luster dust to make them shine. The sea chest is graham crackers covered with buttercream icing. The cake is icied with buttercream. The sand is light brown sugar. I really had alot of fun making this cake!!
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By danette62602
Aug 31, 2005
Close up of shells in treasure chest.
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By danette62602
Aug 31, 2005
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By danette62602
Aug 31, 2005
The Little Mermaid and her friends.
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By JennB
Sep 3, 2005
Here is my attempt at the Little Mermaid.  I made this for a friend's daughter.  She loves the Little Mermaid.  Inspired by Debbie Brown's mermaid cake.  The cake is iced with buttercream but all the characters and coral and such are fondant.  The board is a foam board with the top covered in fondant and painted to look like water.  The board had to be small so it would fit in there mini fridge so they could hide it.  I still need practice on human faces but overall I was happy.
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By talmas
Sep 15, 2005
HI!  I'm pretty new to this site and very new to buttercream transfer.  Here is my attempt at a buttercream transfer of Ariel.  Thanks for looking and for all the helpful tips on this site!!!!
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By jlm80249
Sep 16, 2005
Let me just say........I love BCT!!!!!!  So easy to do!!!!
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By _ChristyB_
Sep 23, 2005
ballerina barbie with a 10 in base,8 in  and doll skirt pan.  i airbrushed the rock and water and added edible glitter. i pipied the coral with a tip 3 and 4 and refrigerated it a little. when set poked holes in the top.
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By tabs8774
Sep 27, 2005
I had the shaped pan,  but not the plastic insert. So i had to freehand her face and body.  I made this one out of a stacked cake and the wilton whipped icing topping.  It was fun to work with but it warmed too quickly and was a little runny to work with.
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By finally928
Oct 14, 2005
I made this cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday last month - she loves mermaids at the moment. The water is made from a large lamington sized chocolate cake cut in tw covered with chocolate buttercream ,draped with blue fondant.  The sand is crushed biscuits.  The rock is a pudding bowl chocolate cake carved into a rock shape and covered with buttercream.  The mermaid is made from fondant and the torso and head are modelling fondant.  The seahorses are made from granulated sugar pressed into a sandpit mould
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By sone
Oct 20, 2005
Sugarcraft covered and themed ontop of sprayed iced cake, infront of fishes made of royalicing as candies.
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By ibcablr
Nov 19, 2005
Cakes made with 3-D Wondermold Doll set .. fun to make!
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By JennB
Jan 1, 2006
My least favorite cake to do! The lady brought me the Ariel doll...she had seen another similar cake I had done for someone else!
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By traci
Jan 4, 2006
My mother makes mermaid dolls so thought for her 70th a mermaid cake would suit her
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By janalvi
Jan 10, 2006
The ocian floor is made with chocolate rocks, the seaweed is made out of "air head" candy that was rolled out and cut.  Some of the shells were made with candy molds.
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By Laurag1
Jan 10, 2006
My daughters bithday cake inspired by Debbie Brown and a huge thanks to Franjmn for sending me the directions and extra help!!  It was a fun cake to do but boy do pictures sure show my flaws in fondant!!!!  Oh well my daughter really like it!!!  Practice makes perfect!!!
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By cakecre8tor
Jan 31, 2006
My daughter's preschool theme this year is "Under the Sea", so I thought the mermaid would be perfect.
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By monstersmom
Feb 22, 2006
I loved this cake it was so easy and fun. My favorite parts are the crab & lobster.
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By monstersmom
Feb 22, 2006
This design is from the wilton wonder mold as well as many ideas from this web site!  The little girl wanted a mermaid and a dolphin for her birthday cake.  I made the little sea creatures in the water and the dolphin out of fondant and added chocolate seashells dusted with luster dust.
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By golfgma
Feb 22, 2006
This cake was for one of my daughter's friends. She saw a picture of another mermaid cake I did. One of my least favorite cakes to do!
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By traci
Mar 5, 2006
Little Mermaid and Cinderella - BCTs - Chocolate cake, Buttercream frosting
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By vmw774180
Mar 7, 2006
I made this cake for my nieces birthday. It´s a "Sachertorte" with "Parisercreme" (ganache which ist whipped after been refrigerated one night - makes it fluffy) covered in MMF. Corals and seaweed is royal icing. The big shell Ariel sits on is marzipan. Thanks to everybody who posted a mermaid cake on this site for the inspiration.
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By luggi
Mar 10, 2006
I just finished this cake for a little girl that is turning 3 ...I keep her during the day. All Butter cream with chocolate fudge cake and strawberry cream filling.....details are made mostly with candy melts.
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By twoprincesses
Mar 17, 2006
14" half chocolate, half vanilla.  6" cake is chocolate.  Sides and decorations are whipped cream bc.  "Water" is my family recipe bc spread with drops of turquois, blue and avacado Americolors.  Shells are made from pink, yellow, peach and white chocolate.
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By llj68
Mar 27, 2006
Flounder is made of fondant. Seashells and seaweed are Royal Icing. Everything is edible except torso up on the mermaid.
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By Redkraze
Mar 29, 2006
A cake for my friends daughter. Iced in buttercream with chocolate shells and coral and a fondant tail.
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By glitterkris
Apr 1, 2006
This is a cake I made for a 2 year old's birthday party.  She wanted an Ah-wah-all cake.  Use MMF for all the figures, and took the mermaid and octopus designs from Debbie Brown's book...  Everyone especially enjoyed the pieces with the graham cracker sand!!
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By namaman
Apr 10, 2006
I was asked to make this for a friend's daughter's third birthday.  The shells are made from sugarpaste (gumpaste?) and coloured with edible lustres.  

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By dkcrooby
Apr 20, 2006
I made this for an end of school year party for my kids.
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By peachquilter
Apr 21, 2006
My version of Debbie Browns mermaid cake.
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By daviscakes
Apr 22, 2006
This is the first time I make a mermaid cake.  I did the tail in fondant little circles,   the face, arms and body are also fondant. The sides of the cake are long leaves performed with leaf tip.
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By Chary
Apr 25, 2006
I was lucky enough to get this pan... paid a little bit more for it, but worth it!!  :D
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By angegreene
Apr 27, 2006
My first attempt at a BCT.  A learning experience!  Also my first cake for a customer in years. :)  2/3 chocolate and 1/3 white cake.  Iced in butterncream.  12 x 18.
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By Cakeasyoulikeit
Apr 13, 2005

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