Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Mermaid Birthday Cake

One of my girlfriends daughters was having a "Disney's the Little Mermaid" themed birthday party, and since having recently gone through what I now refer to as "cake college" I asked her if she would mind if I did her cake for free, so I could get some practice. Oh, and of course she agreed, I mean free cake, who wouldn't agree? So here are some photo's of Ariel and Flounder. I felt pretty darn good about the whole thing, excpet for one small mistake. When I was coloring all of my buttercream, I forgot to leave myself some plain white buttercream for her eyes and teeth. Ooops, this is why I need the practice!

I used the piping gel trace method I learned in Wilton Course One to get Ariel on the cake. Then I filled her with tip 16 (star) and tip 4 (round).

Here is my "work in progress" shot.

And finally she is ready to go on the road. Everyone loved it, especially the birthday girl! She requested a vanilla and chocolate marble cake, with vanilla butter cream. Hmmmm, it was yummy!