My husband asked for a cheesecake, but since he already asked for mac & cheese for his birthday dinner, I decided that might be a ridiculous amount of cheese. So, instead, I chose to try out this Food Network Magazine recipe for a Mermaid Cake! He loved it, my toddler thought it was beautiful, and it was super fun to make. Win, win, win! Details below on what I would do differently next time…
How to make it an A+: First, I needed to make an additions cup of frosting to finish the design. But, you may not need to next time because my second piece of advice is to make two layers of cake, one layer of frosting inside (instead of four layers cake, three of frosting), since the entire cake is pretty darn sweet. You’ll appreciate a heavier cake to frosting ratio. Other than that, it’s a pretty good basic vanilla cake/buttercream classic!