Ok, I've made a few cakes during my cake decorating classes but this is by far my favourite cake! It's not the most complicated or technical in execution but it's the prettiest! The Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney cartoon and Ariel is my favourite Disney Princess back in the days when they didn't market the Disney Princess as a separate product.
The cake was made with the Disney Princess Ariel Wilton cake pan and then decorated with buttercream. The sides were iced with the Cake Icer Basketweave tip #789. Then we outlined the face with black coloured buttercream and we filled in the banks with the Open Star tip #16. The challenge was drawing the outline, filling the face in is time consuming and tiring but not too difficult. Decorating the sides of the cake was equally as fun. Creating the waves, starfish, fish and octopus just completed the mood for the cake.
This cake just makes me happy looking at it.