Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

In honor of The Little Mermaid’s 30th Anniversary, we wanted to celebrate with Mermaid Tail Cupcakes! I remember watching The Little Mermaid growing up. When we went swimming, my friends and I would swim like mermaids! We had such an imagination!

Mermaid Tail CupcakesThe Little Mermaid Diamond Edition DVD is out for the 30th Anniversary! This is a great time for those of us who grew up watching The Little Mermaid to introduce our own children to the classic!

The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition DVD with popcorn

Photo Credit: Misty

Have you watched The Little Mermaid movie with your family? Now that the movie is out for the 3oth Anniversary, be sure to grab your copy of The Little Mermaid! Don’t forget the popcorn, snacks, and fun treats!

When I watch movies with my son, we love to gather on the couch along with fun goodies! We don’t go to the movie theater, so our entertainment can be adjusted in the comfort of our home. It’s more convenient for our situation. Watching movies at home allows us to pause whenever we need.

Now that the movie is out, I’m getting my copy of The Little Mermaid. Don’t forget to buy your copy!

Are you planning a mermaid themed party or just want a fun cupcake recipe to try? We have the Mermaid Tail Cupcakes to share with you! Whatever magic you have planned, these cupcakes are perfect!

Are you looking for other fun desserts to try? You can try the Kit Kat Cupcakes, Mint Chocolate Swirl Brownies, Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake, and Mint Chocolate Chip Dip!

I can easily see the Mermaid Tail Cupcakes served at any potluck, party, family get-together, or just to share with family and friends! What do you think?

Here are some of the items needed:

Mermaid Silicone Fondant Mold
Seashell Silicone Fondant Mold
Tube of Pink fondant (Purchased from Michaels)
Tube of Lilac fondant (Purchased from Michaels)
food safe paint brush (Wilton sells a set of 5 at Michaels)
Wilton White Jumbo Nonpareils Sprinkles
1 bag of each Wilton Purple, green, Blue, orange Jumbo Nonpareils Sprinkles

Before getting started, be sure to read over the recipe to make sure you have everything you need!

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Mermaid Tail Cupcakes recipe

Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Mermaid Tails and Seashells:

  • 1 mermaid Silicone fondant mold
  • 1 Seashell Silicone fondant mold
  • 1 Tube of Pink fondant Purchased from Michaels
  • 1 Tube of Lilac fondant Purchased from Michaels
  • 1 C of corn starch
  • 1 food safe paint brush Wilton sells a set of 5 at Michaels
  • 1 tube of gold luster dust


  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • blue pink, purple and green gel food coloring

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue and pink gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a star tip
  • 1 bag of Wilton White Jumbo Nonpareils Sprinkles
  • 1 bag of each Wilton Purple green, Blue, orange Jumbo Nonpareils Sprinkles



  • Lightly powder your hands with the cornstarch and start to work the fondant until it becomes soft and easy to work with.
  • Using one of the brushes, dip it into the cornstarch and lightly coat the silicon mold
  • Tear off a tablespoon amount of fondant and mold it into the tail mold.
  • Once that is done, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before flipped over the mold and carefully push out the fondant tail out of the mold.
  • Once all tails have been molded, lightly dip the tip of a paint brush into the gold dust and brush the tail with it
  • Let the mold dry for 1 hour.
  • Repeat steps for the Seashells
  • Makes 18 Cupcakes

Directions for cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and mix until combined
  • Divide the batter into 4 small bowls
  • Add a few drops of the food coloring to a bowl. One color to one bowl
  • Mix until combined and the colors are bright and vibrant to your liking
  • Using a spoon, start spooning 1 color of batter into the cupcake liners
  • Repeat step with other colors until 3/4th full
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  • Pull out and place on the side to cool
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  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed
  • If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  • Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  • Once the frosting is made, scoop about 1 C of frosting into the 3 bowls
  • Add a few drops of the blue food coloring into one bowl
  • Add a few drops of pink into the second bowl
  • Leave the third bowl white
  • Scoop blue frosting into the piping bag with no tip
  • Frost the cupcakes
  • Dip the frosting into the sprinkles
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  • Using the piping bag with the star tip, scoop pink frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  • Scoop white frosting onto the other side
  • Pipe a medium dollop of frosting into the middle of the blue
  • Push the mermaid tail into the pink and white frosting
  • Place a shell piece onto the side of the frosting
  • Enjoy!
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Are you planning a fun mermaid themed party? Looking for a fun way to add magical mermaid themed cupcakes to your get-together?  The Mermaid Tail Cupcakes are perfect! Be sure to bookmark this page!

Let us know how your cupcakes turned out! Who did you make them for?

The Little Mermaid can be purchased at Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

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  1. These are so cute, I can’t get over them! I might just whip them out for my bestie’s baby shower, they would fit right in.

  2. Dana Rodriguez says

    These are adorable. Be great for a party!

  3. Really eye catching, nice cupcake design.

  4. Darlene Carbajal says

    Super cute cupcakes!

  5. 5 stars
    They look so cute and delicious

  6. Gabrielle says

    Those cupcakes look absolutely exquisite! I am impressed!

  7. Jessica Walker says

    These are so pretty. I don’t think if I made them mine would come out so beautiful.

  8. Beautiful, colorful & looks so yummy!

  9. Terri Quick says

    Too cute to eat lol

  10. donna porter says

    These are way too cute! perfect for my niece since her birthday party id coming up next month!

  11. Tracy Robertson says

    They are so pretty and colorful! They would make a great birthday party treat or a rainy day project.

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