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Mermaid Tail Cupcakes


Yields 12 cupcakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Teal & pink fondant
  • Sky blue & royal blue buttercream frosting in decorating bags
  • Large decorating bag fitted with #1M open star tip
  • Green, gold, and pink luster dust
Equipment

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and sea salt until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat well to combine.
  5. On low speed, beat in flour mixture until combined. Add buttermilk, and mix until just combined.
  6. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out fondant and use the whale cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  2. Use a curved fondant tool to create scales on each mermaid taile. Allow tails to set for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine gold and pink luster dust and lightly brush some over the pink tails.
  4. Mix green and gold luster dust and lightly brush some over the green tails.
  5. Scoop dark blue and light blue buttercream frosting into two separate decorating bags. Place both bags inside a larger decorating bag fitted with an open star tip.
  6. Place each cupcake inside a blue cupcake wrapper and then frost the tops to look like waves.
  7. Place a mermaid tail on top of each cupcake.
  8. TaDa! These mermaid Tail Cupcakes will have your party swimming in a sea of deliciousness!