I found the idea for this cake from a bakery called Concord Teacakes. The birthday girl saw their cake, and wanted me to change the dome to the color of water (it was originally a gray rock), and she wanted an aqua tail. I was worried that the tail would blend into the water, but I think it turned out alright. I think the distinction looked better in real life. Also, the mom wanted the mermaid to have a one piece swimming suit on instead of a bikini.