My Little Bug turned 4 yesterday and her birthday request was for an Ariel Cake. I had a lot of fun making this one. The cake and frosting itself were simple enough, but the characters are another story. I made them all out of chocolate, including the fish and sea stars. It took me hours, plus I had to make them twice since I broke Sebastian while drawing on his face and my Little Monkey splashed goldfish water all over Ariel and Flounder while they were drying! Hey, she was probably just trying to make them taste authentic, fishy and all! :)
Normally I pipe the chocolate and its really quite easy, but this chocolate was wierd and gloppy and there was no way it was going to pipe. I didnt have time to run to the store for more chocolate since its about an 1 1/2 drive, so I dipped a toothpick in it and away I went! Crazy, maybe, but hey, it worked! And actually wasnt so bad. And I had one happy birthday girl!