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DIY Mermaid Tail Cupcake Toppers- A Fun Mermaid Dessert

By Savanah

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Are you wondering how to make mermaid tail cupcakes? We have the perfect solution for you with this DIY mermaid tail cupcake toppers tutorial.

Mermaid Party Dessert Ideas:

I love dessert tables! Mainly because I am a sugar addict. So a whole table devoted to desserts is my dream. Some of my favorite dessert table additions are chocolate cherries, marshmallow pops, and colorful pudding. All the colors of these desserts can be customized to a mermaid party, by changing the color combinations to a mermaid theme!

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    Mermaid Birthday Cake and Cupcakes:

    For these cute mermaid cupcakes, I used a funfetti cupcake recipe. I love this recipe because when you bite into the cupcake you see all the pretty sprinkles on the inside. It adds a little extra color and fun to your party.

    To frost these cupcakes I used buttercream frosting that I dyed with gel food coloring. I made two separate colors, one purple the other aqua. I put the colors side by side in a piping bag. And swirled the buttercream frosting onto the cupcakes.


    I used marshmallow fondant for my mermaid tails, they turned out a little on the softer side. I wish I had used candy melts on the tail. You can choose either one and it will work.

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    Materials for DIY Mermaid Tail Cupcake Toppers:

    diy mermaid tail cupcake toppers

    How to Make Mermaid Tail Cupcakes:

    Marshmallow Fondant:

    1. Using gel food coloring, dye your fondant to the color that you would like your tail to be.
    2. Press the fondant into the mold.
    3. Gently pull the tail out of the mold.
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    Candy Melts:

    1. Chose the desired color of candy melts. You can mix colors together to achieve the desired color.
    2. Microwave the melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Microwave until just melted.
    3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mermaid tail. And let sit to harden. You can place the mold into the refrigerator to speed up this process.

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