This was for a co-worker's 6 year old "Little Mermaid" birthday party. This is the first cake I made for someone else - I just started cake decorating about 6 months ago and up to now it's been all practice. The small shells, starfish and pearls are handmade fondant painted with luster dust. The large shells are molded candy sitting on brown sugar sand. The treasure chest is graham crackers with chocolate basket weave. The seaweed is royal icing but everything else is buttercream. I had great fun!