Mermaids are among my older sister’s favorite things. So for her birthday in 2010, I decided that I would take what I learned from my decorating class and attempt to turn it into a mermaid.
It was no easy feat. I hadn’t ever attempted scales before I decided on this design, but once I got going, it wasn’t so bad. I just had to find my rhythm. Those flowers are made out of royal icing. We used foil to get them to keep those shapes.
I decided to keep her face simple because I thought too much detail in icing would end up ugly.