I’d like to start off by saying how excited I am about this cake and display! The idea of incorporating sugar figures into an overall display with a smaller cake and cupcakes is something I wanted to tackle! I really wanted the sugar mermaids and aquatic display to shine! The cake features 3 doll sized hand sculpted sugar mermaids with LOTS of tiny individual scales (no complaining though, they’re worth it ). All of their faces are hand painted, a cake with iridescent chocolate mermaid scales, a few dozen cupcakes, each topped with a hand sculpted sugar pearl. And a gigantic custom painted shell base with a live betta fish inside. In regards to fish use and safety, read the blog for details : http://mischiefmakercakes.tumblr.com/post/96768154679/mermaid-cake-display-with-sugar-figures-aquatic-base . More pictures are available there.
Alex Narramore/The Mischief Maker