The Kimmel family of Montebello, New York, sent us the blueprint for this outstanding mermaid cake, which is large enough to feed a big group of seven-year-olds.
Cut and arrange the cakes as shown in the small photos.
Frost the mermaid's tail blue and cover it with Necco wafers. Frost the head and body white and the bikini top blue.
Add the candy eyes and mouth. Frost the cupcake curls yellow, then sprinkle on colored sugar for marine sheen.