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The Little Mermaid Ariel Inspired Cupcakes

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

The Little Mermaid Ariel Inspired Cupcakes

Today on the blog we are sharing our last of our Disney The Little Mermaid Inspired treats. We previously shared The Little Mermaid Clam Shell Cookies, Under The Sea Themed Oreo Cookies and Disney Inspired The Little Mermaid Star Fish Cookies. These were all a big hit on the blog and are fantastic ideas for any child who loves The Little Mermaid or for a under the sea themed birthday party.

I really hope you like these creations and hope they Inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

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What You Need

makes 24 cupcakes
Cupcake Ingredients:
1 ¾ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 C sugar
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/3 C whole milk, room temp

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

1 package of mini plastic forks
1 package of edible pearls
1 package of edible purple pearls
1 package of edible pink pearls
1 ocean life fondant moulder
1 container of white fondant
1 container of pink fondant
1 container of teal fondant
1 can of gold cake spray
1 bag of green edible grass

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

Let’s Make It

Vanilla Frosting/Icing Ingredients

1 C of unsalted butter (softened)
4 C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
3 bowls
1 piping bag with a large star tip
MOULD FONDANT PIECES BEFORE YOU BAKE CUPCAKES

 Icing the cupcakes

Cream powder sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good shape if not, add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
Once the frosting is ready split into 3 bowls
add the teal color to one bowl
add the sky blue color to the second bowl
leave the 3rd bowl white
Using a spoon, scoop some teal frosting into 1/3 side of the frosting bag,
Add the sky blue frosting to another 1/3 side
Add the white to the last 1/3 side
Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip, Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the centre of the cupcake.

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

Cupcake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
Whisk well.
Set aside.
Now in a second bowl , mix together with your electric mixer sugar and eggs beating until well combined.
Add the oil, whole milk, and vanilla bean paste to another bowl, stir to mix.
Add this bowl of ingredients to the second bowl with sugar and eggs, again mixing well to combine.
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.
Using a medium ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
Next transfer to a wire rack allowing them to cool completely.

The Little Mermaid Ariel Fork CUPCAKE Food Idea

 Decorating the cupcakes

Place the white shells onto a piece of paper and spray with the gold spray
Take a pair of scissors and cut about 3-4 inches of the grass.
Place the grass into the centre of the frosting.
Place the fork on the right side of the grass.
Place some shells randomly onto the cupcakes.
Top the decorations off with some pearls.

Enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. these cupcakes are adorable! i absolutely LOVE mermaids and anything ocean related! you did such a great job with these.

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