My niece, Ava, LOVES Disney Princesses! For her 4th Birthday, she got to spend the day at Princesses on Ice and come home to her Little Mermaid themed party. My sister definitely wanted the clamshell cookies she had seen on Pinterest so I whipped up a batch of those with lemony royal icing and iridescent modeling chocolate pearls. Ava requested vanilla cake and I had so much fun creating all the details out of gum paste (Flounder is my favorite!). This is my second mermaid cake in 6 months - must be a popular theme right now! We did additional cupcakes as well topped with some gum paste sea friends!
The best part was Ava's outfit - a mermaid top and "tail" handmade by my mom and that lil tiara she wore all day was my High School Homecoming Queen crown!