This cake is a Vanilla-Walnut Buttermilk Cake filled with fresh chopped banana chunks and walnuts and iced and filled with a Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream. The whole cake is covered in vanilla fondant.
The top tier was cut in half to give the shape of the cake. I really liked that
Ariel sat in front of the top tier of the cake.
Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and all of the starfish, shells, etc were all
handmade with gumpaste and fondant. The clamshell Ariel is sitting in was
brushed with lustre dust. The birthday girl's name is Darya, which as I
understand from her mother, means the sea which gives a nice added meaning to this birthday cake.
The cake is viewable from 360 degrees as there are accessories along the back of the cake board as well.
The "sand" was done using brown sugar. I really liked this finished cake and now I'm on to my next project... a big change in theme from this as it's a chocolate-y Vegas themed cake!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!