Mermaid Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Liz’s latest tutorial is here and it’s full of cute! Liz made this adorable sculpted mermaid cake for her best friends daughter’s 5th birthday! In this tutorial you’ll learn how to a make a gravity-defying structure, how to sculpt those adorable proportions, make flexible gelatin mermaid tail, hand-painted details and more!

1:07:40 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to create a cut stylized mermaid cake dipping out of the water
  • How to make a gravity-defying cake structure
  • Learn how to sculpt a posable mermaid tail
  • How to make cute styled eyes, nose and mouth
  • Liz Marek’s tips and tricks for making beautiful hair easily

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the cake structure 0:10
  2. Making the bottom of chin 1:01
  3. Assembling cake structure 2:34
  4. Stacking the cakes 8:07
  5. Carving the head 9:48
  6. Making the top of head 12:32
  7. Crumbcoating the head 13:31
  8. Stacking the tail 14:14
  9. Carving the tail 15:34
  10. Making the tail tip 16:55
  11. Adding the nose 18:33
  12. Building up the shoulders 20:11
  13. Making the tail flipper 22:17
  14. Making skin-toned fondant 25:48
  15. Smoothing out the body 26:32
  16. Creating the eyes 32:10
  17. Adding the eyebrows 40:34
  18. Adding the mouth 41:32
  19. Paneling the tail in fondant 43:32
  20. Finishing the tail fins 47:32
  21. Painting the scales 49:43
  22. Adding the hair 50:47
  23. Making the water 1:00:34
  24. Adding the arms 1:04:47

Sculpted Mermaid Cake Tutorial

I grew up watching The Little Mermaid and loved it. It was my favorite Disney movie by far. Little did I know at the time, mermaids would become a trend, far into the future with no end in sight. Mermaids are EVERYWHERE right now, on the toy shelves, in the fashion department (I can’t tell you how many “I am a mermaid” shirts I’ve seen lately) and online in my facebook feed every time I scroll through.

What better way to meet the trend than with a cutesy birthday cake?!

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