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15 Mesmerizing Mermaid Cakes That You Will Love

15 Mesmerizing Mermaid Cake Ideas

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

Pretty First Birthday Mermaid Cake
Cake By @sugar_and_crumbs

A perfect first birthday theme! I love the color scheme.

Little Mermaid Inspired Cakes

Beautiful Mermaid Birthday Cake

Little Mermaid Inspired Cake
Cake by @sprinkleandme

Wow, just so beautiful! I love the fish scale stencil effect.

Stunning Ariel Birthday Cake

Stunning Ariel Birthday Cake
Cake By @karine_jingozian & @kristinejinglebells
Stunning Ariel Birthday Cake
Cake By @karine_jingozian & @kristinejinglebells

This cake has so many amazing techniques. It is hard to choose just one as my favorite!

Pretty Pastel Under The Sea Cake

Pretty Pastel Under The Sea Cake
Cake By @butterbabybakery

Gold mermaid tail & seahorses? I am sold. Outstanding.

Lovely Mermaid Bridal Shower Cake

Soft Mermaid Bridal Shower Cake
Cake By @finespuncakess

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

Magnificent Mermaid Number Cake
Cake By @frudeco

Beautiful. I’m loving the ombre look on the number cake!

Impressive Tiered Cake

Impressive Mermaid Tiered Cake
Cake By @purplefizzsweets

Wow, what a fantastic set up for a mermaid birthday cake. Love the cake topper!

Pretty Purple Mermaid Cake

Pretty Purple Mermaid Cake
Cake By @saramackcakes

I’m digging the purple colors and the imperfect drips! For more drip cake inspiration, click here.

Lovely Mermaid Cake

Lovely Mermaid Cake
Cake By @meltingmomentscakes

So pretty. The contrasting scales and the scale candle are my favorite parts.

Ombre Mermaid Cake

Ombre Mermaid Cake
Cake By @cakingadventures

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

Gold Splatter Mermaid Cake
Cake By @cakemode.co

The gold splatter effect is exquisite and the colors are gorgeous.

Beachin’ It Mermaid Cake

Beachin' It Mermaid Cake
Cake By @bv_sydney

I love this creative design that incorporates the beach/ocean vibes.

Mermaid Textured Buttercream Cake

Mermaid Textured Buttercream Cake
Cake By @milkandhoneymi

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

Colorful Mermaid Cake
Cake By @cake_by_casey_lee

Stunning! I love the colored beehive effect. Can you spot the baby seahorses?

Darling Mermaid Cake

Darling Mermaid Cake
Cake By @delisweet.cakes

Lastly, here’s another beautiful mermaid design with meringues.

Bonus Mermaid Cake

Cake by @wildflowercakeshop
Cake by @wildflowercakeshop
Cake by @wildflowercakeshop

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!

Helpful Tutorials

How to Make an Underwater Mermaid Cake
Under The Sea Cake
Fondant Mermaid Tails
Isomalt Sugar Waves

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