Little Mermaid Fondant Cake How To

Little Mermaid Fondant Cake How To

Make a splash with a fondant cake!

This lovely fondant cake will be the pearl of the dessert table! Check out our Sea-sational Little Mermaid Cake How-To for the details on decorating this fondant-'n'-candy cake. Top the cake with Little Mermaid birthday candles and serve your delish masterpiece on Ariel plates and napkins – then prepare for the wave of oohs and aahs!


Yield Servings vary Level Advanced
Little Mermaid Fondant Cake
  • 2 two-layer cake rounds, 6 in. and 10 in. in diameter
  • Buttercream Icing
  • 2 Boxes Pre-Rolled White Fondant
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Sky Blue Icing Color
  • Kelly Green Icing Color
  • White Gumballs (about 55)
  • Little Mermaid Icing Decorations
  • Little Mermaid Birthday Candles
  • Ariel Birthday Candle
  • Fondant Roller
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • Round Fondant Cutter
  • Toothpicks
  • 14 in. Cake Platter
Follow Instructions
1) Ice cake
To prepare your cake rounds to be covered with fondant, ice them with a layer of buttercream icing.
2) Cover cake with fondant
Cover the larger bottom layer with white fondant. Trim off the excess with a pizza cutter or paring knife.
3) Color fondant pink
To create a pink-hued fondant for the top layer, knead a ball of white fondant until soft. Using a toothpick, dot rose icing color onto the fondant, and knead until color is evenly distributed.
4) Cover cake with fondant
Roll out the pink fondant. Place over the smaller cake and smooth using a fondant smoother. Trim off the excess with a pizza cutter or paring knife.
5) Color fondant green and blue
Time to add some mermaid magic! To make the fondant "scales," knead some white fondant until soft, then divide into four portions. Dot one portion with sky blue icing color and knead until well mixed. To get three different shades of green, dot the three remaining portions with increasing amounts of green icing color and knead until mixed.
6) Cut out fondant scales
Roll out each of the four colors of fondant. Use a small round cookie cutter, or the larger end of an icing tip, to cut out circles of each color. Dab the back of each circle with water and apply in layers, beginning from the bottom and working your way up. We created 7 rows of scales and about 45 scales in each row.
7) Place gumballs
Use buttercream icing to secure "strands" of large white gumballs around the top and bottom of the upper layer. They look like undersea pearls!
8) Place icing decorations
Decorate it with sea-sational stars and shells! Use royal icing to attach pre-made icing decorations to the top cake layer.
9) Add candles
Complete your masterpiece with Little Mermaid candles on top and it'll be a cake full of who's-its and what's-its galore!

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