Clare Pearson's
Boat birthday cake with mermaid

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Exeter
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

It is a model of a Drascombe Dabber. My three cats are on the boat, and a seagull is perched on the mast. I modelled it using fondant icing, and used rice paper for the sails and flag.

Top tip

Using a diffuser to gently colour the rice paper for the sails. Very tricky as if over wet it dissolves!