To be honest, I spent about 2 weeks planning and designing this cake, because it was difficult to put the dachshund theme and beach theme together, without making it a cliched ‘dog running on beach’ cake.
So I thought of the little mermaid and how she appears in a clam shell in the beginning of the movie. So that was the ‘aha!’ moment and I decided to put the dachshund in the clamshell!
All the seashells were made from scratch without any of those expensive fondant moulds. I simply used the fondant tools.
Ombre blue cake. This was an earl grey with a raspberry buttercream filling.