Monday, October 8, 2012

Mermaid Cake

Mermaid Cake
The promised mermaid cake. Turns out regular blogging was a lofty promise. Of course I hadn't factored on a subtropical October. Lounging on the deck; throwing rocks at the river.. and making mermaid cakes. It's a tough life. 

Meet Mermaid,  kind of an Ariel-meets-Raggedy Ann.

I have to confess, making this cake took precedent over all other 3-year-old party plans. This is including the ridiculous amount of time I spent wandering the bulk candy aisle at Superstore. And of course, I had to make two giant sheet cakes in order to produce enough cake to make two layers, because I love a cake with a filling. This mermaid wasn't just a pretty face, no she was delish: Vanilla cake; Buttercream frosting; and Joan's filling.

Joan's Pudding Filling 
 (If you mention this filling to Joan she'll look at you blankly, feigning ignorance due to high sugar content)

1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream, low fat or regular

Prepare pudding but instead of 2 cups milk use 1 cup milk and 1 cup sour cream.
So good I could eat this straight from the bowl. Actually, I did.

On a related but somewhat awkward note: Mermaid boobs. I went with a discreet smarty bikini-style top with licorice straps. I think it worked.


  1. Love her, Haley!! BTW - This is how I remember you as a swimming instructor. xo

    1. Thanks Ali.. Though the reality, my polyester speedo, was a probably better call. A candy swim suit wouldn't have made it through the lesson :)

  2. this cake is fabulous! very modest swim top ( i assume i'll never have to navigate mermaid boobs with the boys..although one can never be too certain). i love the thought and time spent in the bulk candy aisle :) what a mom!!!

  3. As a consumer of this cake I must say that it not only looked amazing but also tasted great!! I am not a fan of fabulous looking cakes that taste bad so this filled my cake criteria. :) I also must note that I did not think of mermaid boobs until you mentioned this but understandably a difficult problem when dealing with children's cakes!!

  4. I'm just catching up on your blog, so I'm a little disappointed that I did not seen this cake until today! I love it. I remember making a butterfly, spaceship, race track, and dinosaur cakes in the past (but I never had mermaid boobs to deal with : )