Sunday, September 11, 2011

Part of Her World

Little Miss Clare is turning three. Her mom, Kristie, likes to pick a theme for her daughter that introduces her to a new character. Last year, you may recall, I made Clare a My Little Pony cake. This year, Kristie wanted to introduce Clare to Disney's The Little Mermaid. Ariel, being my favorite Disney princess, made this a joy to create!

I love including toys on kid's cakes. I don't know. Call me strange. But as a kid, I know that if there was something I could later play with ON the cake - that was the dream. So I went to my local toy store and scoured the princess aisle for something that I could use on the cake. I came across a miniature Ariel and two of her sisters and thought it would be PERFECT! They were the right size, but the next step was coming up with the design.

The scene of the movie that I wanted to create was Ariel overlooking Prince Eric from the rock after she rescued him from the shipwreck.

Because the rock is tilted funny, I thought this would make the perfect topsy turvy cake! And here's how the cake turned out:

The top layer of the cake is a vanilla cake with rapsberry buttercream. The bottom layer is a chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream. (Remember that if you ever create a topsy turvy cake, you absolutely have to use a denser cake. These cakes tend to be pretty fragile otherwise.)

Clare, I hope you had a fantastic birthday celebration! I also hope that you loved The Little Mermaid as much as I do!!! Thanks for letting me be part of your special day!


  1. Wow, that is really cool. How do you create a topsy turvy cake?

  2. Meg - it's all about the cutting of the cake and making space for the next tier. Super easy provided you have the right cake consistency and tools (VERY sharp knife).