I follow a lot of artists on Instagram, and I've been loving the "Mer-May" art prompt this month. So many mermaids in every conceivable art style - except, hang on, where are the CAKES?
Now there's an art style we can sink our teeth into.
So hold on to your foot fins, beautiful land mermaids, because I went fishing... and found 10 Mermaid Cakes that are Sweet as shell.
By Little Cherry Cake Company in England
Looove these colors; who knew minty blue and lavender would work so well together?
Oh! And I'm adding something new to Sweets: When possible, I'm going to tell you guys where each bakery is located. I've always found it fascinating how Sweets are from all around the globe, so I thought you might, too. (I still include Sweets hobby bakers, though, so not everyone will have a location listed.)
The most popular "mermaid" cakes right now focus on their better halves:
By Cocoa Lane Sweeterie in Ontario
I think the tails are cute. Bottoms up!
This one looks like a giant mound of glitter, and I approve:
Where's Tamatoa singing "Shiny" when you need him?
Check out the perfect ombre fade on these scales:
By Cake Central User Maris Paris, design by Marinold Cakes
Speaking of scales, this one's a little more abstract - but I am SO HERE for the floating hair and watercolor effect:
By Cake Studio Rouge in Serbia
Positively dreamy - look at the water bubbles on the cake board!
Low-key plotting to steal this crown so I can wear it:
By Good Gosh Ganache in Texas
Of course we can't talk about mermaids without including everyone's favorite redhead:
By Antonella di Mana Torte & Design in Sicily
Ariel! And she's never looked cuter.
I love this version of the Little Mermaid, too:
A Cakeheads collaboration by McGreevey Cakes in Pennsylvania, using the art of Alicechan
If you're looking for a shiny-but-subtle mermaid cake, how about this jaw-dropping single tier?
More gorgeous watercolors:
By Nevie Pie Cakes in England
My favorite color combo! And I like how they're stacked like a 3D paper-cutting.
And finally, this one has a little of everything:
By Lynette Brandl in London
My favorite part is the ruffly "waves." So clever!
Happy Mer-May and happy Sunday, everyone!
And from my other blog, Epbot: