How obsessed was I with:
1. The movie Splash starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah as the giant floppy tailed dolphin-barking mermaid. Um, also John Candy is in it. GOLD. Need to watch this again asap.
2. The original Hans Christian Andersen story The Little Mermaid where the sweet beautiful mermaid loves her prince so much she cannot kill him and throws herself into the ocean and disintegrates into a thousand bubbles into the ocean waves (SAD!)
3. The friendly-fied Disney version of The Little Mermaid where the little merm is a bright red haired firecracker mermaid and marries the prince (although there is still a horrible death scene of “crazy old Ursula” the mole-faced octopus scary lady).
4. The movie Mermaids starring Cher and Winona Ryder and a young Christina Ricci. Set in the 1960s with amazing hair and wardrobe and a coming-of-age story that any young lady would glomp onto. Yeah. That’s a good one.
MERMAIDS! I still love them! And I will love anyone who requests a cake as pretty and buttercreamy beautiful as this one I made for the adorable Rhys. I even drew a custom cake topper in her liking. As a mermaid of course…
Thank you Genieve for the fun order – and happy birthday Rhys!