Mermaid Cakes

From JOANN

 

It’s a mermaid party and it wouldn’t be complete without these adorable Mermaid Cakes. Each party guest will get their own individual treat which can be served with a scoop of rainbow sherbet.

YOU’LL NEED

12-cup muffin pan

Cooling grid

Candy Melts candy: pink, vibrant green, turquoise, bright white, lavender

Mermaid silicone mold

Decorating tips: 32, 1A

Disposable decorating bags

White cupcake liners

12 ct. Icing color set (brown, teal, violet, lemon yellow, pink)

Icing colors: golden yellow, leaf green

Pink sugar pearls

Gold sugar

Favorite cupcake recipe

Buttercream Icing Recipe

 

DIRECTIONS

MAKE CANDY

1.Mold mermaid tails and starfish candy by melting separately Vibrant Green, Turquoise, Lavender, Pink, and Bright White candy. In another bowl, mix bright white and some Turquoise to make a light shade of Turquoise.

2.Place all six colors in decorating bags separately. Pipe a little of each color inside mold with random sized dots. Let the colors slightly run into each other.

3.Fill the flukes with light turquoise. Pipe starfish with pink candy.

4.Chill in refrigerator about 5 minutes to set. Carefully remove tails and starfish.

TIP: Combine Pink, Lavender and Bright White for Light Pink-Purple shown.

 

MAKE CUPCAKES

1.Prepare batter and divide into 4 portions: tint 2 portions of batter purple and green using color combinations. Tint remaining two portions teal and pink.

2.Place batter separately in decorating bags and pipe random dots in white cupcake liners, filling to 1/2 full. Bake and cool.

TIP: Combine Violet and Pink for Purple; combine Leaf Green & Lemon Yellow for Green.

 

TINT ICING

1.Divide buttercream icing. Tint 2 cups icing gold using color combinations. Place in decorating bag with tip 1A. Tint 1 cup icing teal. Place in decorating bag with tip 32.

TIP: Combine Golden Yellow and Brown for Gold shown

 

DECORATE CUPCAKES

1.Pour gold sugar in a bowl.

2,Use gold icing and tip 1A to cover top of cupcake with a flat swirl.

3.Dip cupcake tops in gold sugar to cover completely.

4.Use tip 32 and teal icing to pipe rosettes on top of cupcakes. Attach sugar pearls. Insert tail and starfish candy.

 

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