I did this cake for my niece, Faith. My family takes a 10 day trip to the beach every year and the her birthday fell during the trip. I made all of the components before I left, as well as baking and covering the cake itself. I transported it in an ice chest with cold packs. She kind of got ripped off because there would have been more detail if we had been at home, but it still turned out pretty. Here are the pieces I made before I left.
I assembled the cake in my parents motor home and we had the party at a picnic table outside.
I used silicone molds for most of the pieces, including the mermaid. Iloved the way she turned out. Very whistful.