Mermaid Fin

Decorating By Jenmarlene Updated 3 Nov 2015 , 5:04pm by Jenmarlene

Jenmarlene Posted 3 Nov 2015 , 12:54pm
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so next week i'm making a 10" cake with a mermaid tail sticking out the cake, so i was thinking of making the tail our of styrofoam but not so sure about the fin. I'm afraid it will be to top heavy...any suggestions. 5638ae90f2d25.png

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costumeczar Posted 3 Nov 2015 , 1:11pm
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If the tail will be styrofoam, you could make the fin out of foam craftboard that you get in the posterboard section of the craft store. You could build the whole thing in advance and stick s few sharpened dowels like spikes into it so that you can plop it on top of the cake and spike it in there. If you have three spikes that should attach it pretty well, especially if there are little splashes of fondant coming from the bottom and attaching to the cake and the tail like i the photo. Those will glue them together pretty well.

*Last edited by costumeczar on 3 Nov 2015 , 1:12pm
julia1812 Posted 3 Nov 2015 , 1:59pm
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I would actually use RKT.  I like everything to be edible what goes on my cakes. Cover it in fondant mixed with cmc to stiffen it. 

Jenmarlene Posted 3 Nov 2015 , 5:04pm
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thanks i'll try that.

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