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Easy Mermaid Cupcake Tutorial In 5 Steps

Easy Mermaid Cupcake Tutorial In 5 Steps

Who doesn’t love a cupcake…especially Under The Sea mermaid cupcakes that match our special design July box? We teamed up with LoveRosieCakes who bakes and decorates incredible cakes (the Glossy team can vouch for this). Rosie takes us through her step by step guide for re-creating these at home…

Step 1 – Bake the cupcakes in just 15 minutes

To make 12 cupcakes mix:

  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 110g of caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • Add the food colouring (1 tbsp. violet splash and 1 tbsp. blue gel) and roughly swirl together
  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a cupcake tray with cases
  • Bake for 15 mins until golden brown

Step 2 – Mix the topping

Once your cakes are cooled, mix 140g of butter and 280g of icing sugar and leave this to cool in the fridge for about 10 minutes. When it’s ready, separate the mixture into two separate bowls. Then add the violet and blue food colouring – one bowl for each colour.

Step 3 – Pipe your icing

You’ll need a piping bag and nozzle at the ready for this part. Fill the bag with a spoonful of each colour of butter cream until the bag is 3/4 full. Then pipe this onto your cupcakes!

Step 3 – Make your mermaid tails

To create the mermaid tails, you’ll need a mermaid stencil and sugar paste in Duck Egg Blue and Purple. 

To create a marble effect on the tails you can also add white icing.

Step 4 – Create sausage shapes with your icing

To create the marble effect, you need to create sausage shapes with your icing and twist the icing together a few times before rolling into a ball and rolling out flat. Now use your mermaid stencil to create gorgeous tails.

Step 5 – Add the finishing touches

To finish off the whole look, add some more super cute mermaid decorations, a mermaid sprinkle mix and of course…edible glitter!

The results

Under The Sea Cupcakes

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Lydia Woodward

Lydia Woodward

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