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Mermaid Cake

Mermaid Cake
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
Fruit Roll-Ups* Fruit Flavoured Snacks take the cake for creating our must-try mermaid and delicious cake.
September 9, 2014


  • 1 pkg Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Golden Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 1/2 tubs Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* Vanilla Frosting
  • Blue liquid food colour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) purple coloured sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) blue coloured sugar
  • 1 fashion doll in swimsuit or sleeveless top (11 1/2 inches tall)
  • 3 rolls Betty Crocker* Fruit Roll-Ups* Fruit Flavoured Snacks (Blue or Green Colour)
  • Granulated sugar
  • 6 large orange, yellow and/or white gumdrops
  • 8 assorted sea creatures candies


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 1 (10-oz) custard cup and 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour 2/3 cup batter into custard cup; divide remaining cake batter evenly between cake pans. Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from custard cup and pans; place rounded sides up on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Trim off rounded tops from 8-inch cakes. On serving plate, place 1 round cake layer, cut side down. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second round cake layer, cut side down. Trim off rounded top of custard-cup cake to make flat surface. With small amount of frosting, attach custard-cup cake, flat side down, to top of layer cake, lining up rounded edge with layer cake edge. Using doll as a guide, cut and remove rounded piece from custard-cup cake to make seat for doll. (Discard cut-out piece.)
  • 4
    Spoon 3/4 cup frosting into small bowl. Tint with blue food color to make light blue; set aside. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining white frosting. To add waves, frost lower side of cake with blue frosting. Dip a fork in a few drops additional blue food color; swirl in blue frosting on cake to add wave effect. Sprinkle top of cake with colored sugars.
  • 5
    Tie hair of fashion doll in ponytail. (Keep swimsuit or clothes on doll.) Wrap body of doll with plastic wrap, covering bustline and leaving arms free and shoulders uncovered. With 2 fruit snack rolls, wrap plastic-wrapped portion of doll, overlapping rolls and pressing to stick together. Wrap third snack roll around legs and extend 2 inches beyond feet; press together to form a fin shape, trimming if necessary. Place doll in seat on cake.
  • 6
    To make starfish, on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar, flatten each gumdrop to make 1 1/2-inch round. Using scissors, cut 5 wedges from each gumdrop round to form a star. Pull gently to extend points of stars. Decorate cake and serving plate with starfish and sea creature candies.

  • Substitution : For a sand effect, sprinkle top of cake and around serving plate with turbinado sugar (raw sugar) instead of blue and purple coloured sugars.

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