One of our Granddaughters is having a birthday
(December 11th.) I told her Mom I'd make her
birthday cake! I've made a couple of doll cakes
and since she'd chosen 'The Little Mermaid'
for her birthday theme, I thought how fun to make
a Little Mermaid cake.
Then her Mom told me that aprox. 16 children
were invited and because it was going to be at
Alfy's Pizza, their folks would be staying too! I
had to come up with a far bigger cake than just
a doll cake.
Finally, I decided to make her a
Little Mermaid Castle!
I looked online and found gorgeous cakes!
So between three of my favorites and a couple
of wonderful crafty people on Etsy,
(for their lovely die-cuts)
I made one!
I'm not a cake decorator for sure, it wasn't easy and
I had a complete miss on my first attempt at baking a
Cake mix #1
I was thinking castle...BIG right?
a LARGE chicken broth can...
and it was too BIG!
Cake mix #2 (white cake)
I used a small sized
chicken broth can.
made two turrets
and one 6inch layer.
...and they were just right!
Cake mix #3 (chocolate)
9x13 for the bottom layer!
Cake mix #4 (strawberry)
for the middle layers 8in.pan!
Cake mix #5 (white)
I made the last two turrets
and the second top 6 inch layer
and had enough to make another
6 inch layer...however I didn't
use the last 6in. layer or the
I was really happy with the placement of the turrets
and how it all was coming together at this point...
Notice the top turret is on the back of
Do you notice the middle blue layer
Which meant the top layer was too
and sadly the top turrit was
really truly ready to
take a dive!!!
Now notice the placement of the top
turret!!! Still leaning...UGH!
Yep, I moved it towards the front
and caused it to list sideways
towards the front now....
Ignorance is BLISS! I threw myself into
this project without the slightest
knowledge of how to build a
sturdy TALL cake!
Sooo, I did the next best thing!!!
I speared it!!!
I sure did, I used skewers from the top,
through the sides...anyway I could!!!
It had to make it to Lulu's
I even tried fondant, I had a ball,
and even though I didn't know
what the heck I was doing, it
was a kick!!!
Lulu loved it!!!
~ceramic shell corner pieces~
~the cutest Little Mermaid die-cuts~
and more fondant....
~I'm not even sure if anyone noticed the listing~
I learned a lot with this cake and I know
I have a long way to go...
I truly encourage you all to try a
cake that you've wanted, but
were afraid to tackle...
If I can do it, so can
Please visit as many participants of
these parties, you'll love
how CrEaTiVe they are!
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