Fabulous Mermaid Class with Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Handmade mermaid cake topper

I just had to write a blog post about the amazing day I spent with Zoe Hopkinson from Zoe's Fancy Cakes (zoesfancycakes.co.uk). 

I travelled up to Leeds for a one day workshop with Zoe to learn how to make this beautiful mermaid. It was great to be learning first-hand from such an incredibly talented cake designer. Zoe is exceptional at modelling characters out of edible gumpaste and is well known for her unique bride and groom cake toppers. 

Mermaid cake topper

I would normally model cake toppers from gumpaste, but this beauty is made from a different kind of modelling paste called Laped. It allows you to really sculpt and mould your shape and permits you to create much more free-flowing forms.

I absolutely loved creating this mesmerising character and I can't wait to make more! 

Cake with mermaid topper