Make a Splash at Your Next Party With a Mermaid Tail Cake


Mermaids are making headlines, from jewelry and clothing designs to creative hair dye techniques and craft projects – not forgetting cakes! Make an impactful statement at your next party by serving a mermaid tail cake!

Frost a white cake with pink, purple, and teal buttercream before adding edible sand for decoration on top.

Mermaid Tails

Mermaid tail cakes make the ideal dessert for an under-the-sea or beach-themed birthday party or any event celebrating someone special. Easy to create in just a few steps, their stunning results are sure to leave guests speechless! There is an impressive variety of designs online, such as Little Leah’s gorgeous cake to Karine Jingozian’s breathtaking under-the-sea masterpiece with sparkly buttercream and edible shell sprinkles.

An elegant way to decorate a mermaid tail cake is using an ombre effect. Start with soft hues like Fine Spun Cakes’ blush or blue, or for something bolder, opt for Caking Adventures’ vibrant teal design with pretty scales strewn across its surface – both look wonderful.

To create the ombre effect, start by mixing your buttercream with various shades of food gel to achieve your desired colors. If your hues are water-based, add 1/2 tsp CMC (cornstarch) to help maintain their shape and form. After your frosting has set up, pipe a round base using a wide star tip before using smaller tips to sing tails and fins from it – then direct coral, seashells, and pearls using strips cut from green fondant or using molds to shape them into shapes!

Once your fondant has set, add an elegant flourish with gold luster dust paint or light food color sprays – this will give the cake a shimmery, magical finish! When using brushes for painting over fondant surfaces, be careful not to press too hard, as pushing too hard could dent buttercream layers underneath!

If you’re new to making mermaid tails, Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss fame offers an easy tutorial that makes creating them simple. Her video provides straightforward step-by-step instructions.


Mermaids have enjoyed an extraordinary moment, shining their presence through sparkling jewelry, unusual hair dyeing techniques, and cozy crafts. Now, these magical creatures and their shimmering fish-fin tails can even be seen decorating cakes!

Little Leah’s Kitchen’s exquisite mermaid cake and Karine Jingozian’s under-the-sea wonder are great ways to mark special occasions, whether or not your event entails an under-the-sea theme entirely. No matter your event’s purpose – be it an elaborate tribute with coral decorations – these cakes will indeed please.

2. Seashells

Mollusks use hard, protective shells known as seashells to shield themselves from predators as well as provide shelter and an incubator for their young. Some mollusks, like the bivalve clam that produces pearls, feature bivalve shells with two halves that open and close together with an anchor-like hinge, while other species, like oysters with scalloped shells, have conical surfaces with two openings at either side held together by strong ligaments.

The color of shells depends on the materials that mollusks use to construct them, whether those materials come from their environment or are consumed and then combined with proteins made specifically for shell-building in their mantles. Scientists don’t fully understand why some shells have different hues than others, but they do know that color variation correlates with where and what mollusks eat.

Seashells can be found strewn about beaches and in stores; aquariums and home decor items also use seashells as decor items and natural resources. While it might seem harmless to remove one or two shells from their correct places on the beach or water for personal use, environmentalists suggest that it disrupts local ecosystems by increasing erosion, taking nesting material from birds away for nesting purposes, and stopping algae from taking refuge within empty shells – creating noise generated by air passing over their surfaces when held up close against ears – as opposed to being created by air moving on through and over their surfaces when held up against ears!


Poaceae) or Cyperaceae), or Juncaceae). They belong to monocotyledonous flowering plant families with extensive distribution, such as cereal grasses like wheat, barley, and maize; bamboo; lawn species cultivated for lawns and pastures grown on them, etc. Additionally, they provide cover in rainforests, deserts, mountains, and intertidal zones and provide food sources for wildlife that consume plants as food sources.

Lightly dust your work surface with powdered sugar to keep the fondant from sticking to your hands while handling it. If possible, wear latex gloves when handling fondant. Press fondant into the mold until all space has been filled, and gently release and peel away excess fondant from its mold.

Paint the tails with water-colored food coloring such as sky blue, royal blue, teal, violet, or pink to add depth and luster dust by mixing with vodka and painting over them.


Mermaid fashion and culture are enjoying a surge in popularity, generating sparkly jewelry designs, eccentric hair color techniques, and cozy craft projects alike. However, cakes incorporating this theme have taken it even further with pastel icing and shimmery embellishments – no need for complex creations; even novice bakers can craft stunning cakes using just simple touches for maximum impact!

Mermaid tail cakes have long been a classic decorative choice, often in the form of one large set of fins covering the entire top layer. But this mold allows you to make more miniature decorations for individual tiers as well. Either way, it adds a beautiful finishing touch that exudes under-the-sea style!

Another fantastic touch for any mermaid tail cake is piping pearls all along its edge. Use a leaf tip like this one from Wilton to achieve this look; apply pressure and wiggle as you move upwards to create seaweed strands – make sure there are spaced out between each shell or urchin so your cake doesn’t look cluttered!

Add an elegant finishing touch by scattering some edible pearls or dragees over the top of your cake – this looks particularly great on a chocolate tier.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, use a palette knife to create water-colored buttercream designs using watercolor paints. This simple yet effective technique works on cakes of all varieties and is excellent for newcomer bakers – Chelsey White of Chelsweets utilized this approach to decorate her mermaid cake by creating vivid ocean blue and green mermaid scales that really stand out against its pink icing backdrop.

As an alternative, try creating a subtler seascape by piping coral with a drop flower tip on pale, airy buttercream – this works beautifully to finish off a cake themed around under the sea! For added color and visual impact, consider including some edible sand at the base of your cake, along with some gold stars or black pearls, to complete this design.