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These fun Mermaid Cupcakes have beautiful colors and a lovely under the sea theme. They’re appropriate for any gathering, and they’re especially perfect for anything water related. Pool party anyone?

Mermaid Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

The milder weather of spring has arrived. Before you know it summer will be here, bringing with it hot afternoons that beg for the coolness of water. I don’t know about you but when I think of water, one of the first things that I think of are mermaids. These fun cupcakes have beautiful colors and a lovely under the sea theme. They’re appropriate for any gathering, and they’re especially perfect for anything water related. Pool party anyone? Here’s instructions on how to make them.

Mermaid Cupcakes

This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.

Equipment needed

  • 3 mixing bowls
  • cupcake pan
  • cupcake liners
  • whisk
  • electric hand mixer
  • medium ice cream scoop
  • wire rack
  • 3 small bowls
  • 1 piping bag with a large star tip

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Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • teal, sky blue gel coloring

Candy and decorations

  • 1 package of mini plastic forks
  • 1 package of edible pearls
  • 1 package of edible purple pearls
  • 1 package of edible pink pearls
  • 1 ocean life fondant molder (Michaels)
  • 1 container of white fondant
  • 1 container of pink fondant
  • 1 container of teal fondant
  • 1 can of gold cake spray
  • 1 bag of green edible grass

Mermaid Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

MOLD FONDANT PIECES BEFORE YOU BAKE CUPCAKES

Cupcake Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Line the cupcake pan with paper liners.

Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.

Set the flour mixture aside.

Place the sugar and eggs into a second bowl.

Use an electric mixer and beat until well combined.

Add the oil, whole milk, and vanilla bean paste to a third bowl and stir until mixed thoroughly.

Add the third bowl of ingredients to the second bowl of ingredients (the sugar and eggs) and mix well to combine the two.

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.

Use a medium ice cream scoop to fill each cupcake tin 2/3 of the way full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Cupcake Frosting Instructions

Cream the powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter until the mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.

Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the you’re ready to proceed. If it doesn’t, add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well.

Once the frosting is ready, divide it into 3 bowls.

Add the teal color to the first bowl.

Add the sky blue color to the second bowl.

Leave the third bowl white.

Use a spoon to place some teal frosting into 1/3 side of the frosting bag,

Add the sky blue frosting to another 1/3 side.

Add the white to the last 1/3 side.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip.

Start at the outer edge of each cupcake, frosting moving in a circle inward to the center of the cupcake.

Cupcake Decorating Instructions

Place the white shells onto a piece of paper and spray with the gold spray.

Use a pair of scissors to cut about 3-4 inches of the grass.

Place the grass into the center of the frosting.

Place the fork on the right side of the grass.

Place some shells randomly on the cupcakes.

Finish the decorations by adding some pearls.

Serve and enjoy!

Mermaid Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Mermaid Cupcakes

Mermaid Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • teal, sky blue gel coloring
  • Candy and decorations
  • 1 package of mini plastic forks
  • 1 package of edible pearls
  • 1 package of edible purple pearls
  • 1 package of edible pink pearls
  • 1 ocean life fondant molder (Michaels)
  • 1 container of white fondant
  • 1 container of pink fondant
  • 1 container of teal fondant
  • 1 can of gold cake spray
  • 1 bag of green edible grass

Instructions

MOLD FONDANT PIECES BEFORE YOU BAKE CUPCAKES

Cupcake Instructions - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line the cupcake pan with paper liners. Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk well to combine. Set the flour mixture aside. Place the sugar and eggs into a second bowl. Use an electric mixer and beat until well combined. Add the oil, whole milk, and vanilla bean paste to a third bowl and stir until mixed thoroughly. Add the third bowl of ingredients to the second bowl of ingredients (the sugar and eggs) and mix well to combine the two. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together. Use a medium ice cream scoop to fill each cupcake tin 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and let them cool completely.

Cupcake Frosting Instructions - Cream the powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter until the mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the you’re ready to proceed. If it doesn't, add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well. Once the frosting is ready, divide it into 3 bowls. Add the teal color to the first bowl. Add the sky blue color to the second bowl. Leave the third bowl white. Use a spoon to place some teal frosting into 1/3 side of the frosting bag, Add the sky blue frosting to another 1/3 side. Add the white to the last 1/3 side. Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip. Start at the outer edge of each cupcake, frosting moving in a circle inward to the center of the cupcake.

Cupcake Decorating Instructions - Place the white shells onto a piece of paper and spray with the gold spray. Use a pair of scissors to cut about 3-4 inches of the grass. Place the grass into the center of the frosting. Place the fork on the right side of the grass. Place some shells randomly on the cupcakes. Finish the decorations by adding some pearls. Serve and enjoy!

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    20 comments

    pat. May 12, 2017 - 11:23 am

    these would delight any princess–even her mom and grandma.

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife May 12, 2017 - 11:59 am

    These cupcakes are absolutely adorable!! My daughter would have LOVED these at one of her birthday parties when she was younger. Such a fun theme.

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    Sarah May 12, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    Oh my goodness these are ADORABLE! So perfect for a pool or sea themed party!

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    Veena Azmanov May 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    Aww these are so cute.. My daughter is having a birthday soon… I think she will love these.

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    karyn May 13, 2017 - 10:02 am

    What a lovely cupcake for a little girl’s birthday.. beautiful colours 😉

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    Priya Srinivasan May 13, 2017 - 11:51 am

    Wow these cupcakes look so adorable! Will be a great hit in parties!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy May 13, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    Wow…these are so beautiful. It reminds me of a tropical vacation. These would be perfect for a Bon Voyage party….or taking to a cottage party.

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way May 13, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    The cupcakes are so cute. I wish I would have had this idea when my daughter was little. She was into mermaids and fish. But this idea would also work great for a pool party!! Very artistic!

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    ManilaSpoon May 13, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    These cupcakes are totally adorable and perfect for that beach or sea themed birthday party! Love this!!

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks May 13, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    I kind of want to just make them for myself! They are so adorable!

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    Amanda May 13, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    These are so cute! I love the way you decorated and photographed them. These would be fun to take to a splash pad party this summer.

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    Uma May 14, 2017 - 1:24 am

    Looks very cute and perfect for kids parties or any occasion:) My kids likes colorful cup cakes and it’s their favorite in desserts.

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    Adriana Lopez Martn May 14, 2017 - 2:56 am

    How cute and lovely decorated cupcakes are pretty special. Nice that the theme is mermaids and that it is blue =)

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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 14, 2017 - 9:35 am

    That’s a dreamy cupcake and love the warm weather theme cupcake. Love how you have decorated them and they will be great for a beach party or a pool party this summer.

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    Daniela Anderson May 14, 2017 - 9:59 am

    Such pretty little things, any girl’s dream really! The cupcakes would be amazing for any girly girl birthday party, love how colourful they are.

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    Swathi May 14, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    These cute cake for girl’s birthday. I will make it for my daughter’s birthday Love the way you topped fork great idea.

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    Christine McMichael May 14, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    This is such a creative and yummy idea! Perfect for birthday parties. Definitely saving for the future!

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    Jessica (Swanky Recipes) May 14, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    I’ve totally been getting into cupcakes lately and just love how delicious these look. I bet these would be fun to make with kids for a birthday!

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    traditionallymodernfood May 15, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Cupcake looks super cute. My friend daughter will love it I am bookmarking this

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    Anvita May 16, 2017 - 5:08 pm

    You sure are talented to decirate tgese cupcakes do well. Would have been perfect theme for my son who is learning about oceans this werk

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