Hi cake friends! I hope you all are doing well during this peculiar time. The summer is coming soon, so I thought doing a mermaid cake theme would be fitting! The cake theme is one of the popular trends, as you can see if you search for inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest! In my five years of hobby decorating, I’ve never made a mermaid cake. I think that needs to be changed soon! I get overwhelmed if I try to think about making it. It has SO many cake decorating options. With that said, I rounded up some gorgeous mermaid cake ideas from the baking community on Instagram. Read on and be inspired by these fabulous mermaid cakes!
Mermaid Cake Inspiration
Magnificent First Birthday Cake
A perfect first birthday theme! I love the color scheme.
Little Mermaid Inspired Cakes
Beautiful Mermaid Birthday Cake
Wow, just so beautiful! I love the fish scale stencil effect.
Stunning Ariel Birthday Cake
This cake has so many amazing techniques. It is hard to choose just one as my favorite!
Pretty Pastel Under The Sea Cake
Gold mermaid tail & seahorses? I am sold. Outstanding.
Lovely Mermaid Bridal Shower Cake
What a perfect bridal shower cake with the spatula technique! I must say that this is my first time seeing a bridal shower cake with this theme.
Magnificent Mermaid Number Cake
Beautiful. I’m loving the ombre look on the number cake!
Impressive Tiered Cake
Wow, what a fantastic set up for a mermaid birthday cake. Love the cake topper!
Pretty Purple Mermaid Cake
I’m digging the purple colors and the imperfect drips! For more drip cake inspiration, click here.
Lovely Mermaid Cake
So pretty. The contrasting scales and the scale candle are my favorite parts.
Ombre Mermaid Cake
I don’t know about you, but I find this very soothing. I love the unique mermaid design with nontraditional colors.
Gold Splatter Mermaid Cake
The gold splatter effect is exquisite and the colors are gorgeous.
Beachin’ It Mermaid Cake
I love this creative design that incorporates the beach/ocean vibes.
Mermaid Textured Buttercream Cake
Buttercream textures are one of my favorite cake trends! It’s an excellent idea for a simple mermaid cake like this beauty.
Colorful Mermaid Cake
Stunning! I love the colored beehive effect. Can you spot the baby seahorses?
Darling Mermaid Cake
Lastly, here’s another beautiful mermaid design with meringues.
Bonus Mermaid Cake
Just before publishing this blog, I ran across this divine mermaid and smash cake, so I HAD to include them in this roundup! She was gracious enough to share pictures. I love the watercolor scale effect and LOTS of gold accents.
How do you like the mermaid inspiration? Lots of details and colors! Check out more mermaid cakes on Instagram using the hashtag, #mermaidcakes.
Special thank you to the cake decorators who graciously shared their work!