I started by building the base for my cake supports. I built it up a little bit so that it would be easy to lift and so that the screws I put in to hold the supports wouldn't make the board uneven.
I took the cake boards and cut holes in the middle so they fit around the pvc support. Then I filled, stacked the cakes and carved the cake.
The tail of the mermaid was coconut with coconut cream filling.
I could have screamed, I was so frustrated.
And for some reason (maybe frustration causes stupidity?) I decided to take my drill and try and tighten up the screw.
After a steaming we were ready to make a splash at the pool party.