Saturday, 23 January 2016

Little Mermaid Cupcakes


I haven't made cupcakes in a while, especially Disney cupcakes, in fact the last ones I made were the Alice In Wonderland ones back in November. So my latest baking project was to make these Little Mermaid cuties. When making themed cakes I usually try to think of everything I need beforehand and spend a few days sourcing everything so ensure they're perfect. This time I knew I wanted silver cake cases (because silver is mermaidy obviously), sugar shells and mini pearls for decoration and of course the Little Mermaid rice paper toppers. I usually buy all this stuff from eBay as it's cheap and convenient.


I wasn't too fussed about the icing colour at first and thought I might do either a pink or blue but then I had a brainwave to swirl pink and blue together in true mermaid style. I watched a few youtube videos on how to do this and I'm actually pretty pleased with the result, not bad for a first attempt I think! I love the way that it turns a bit purpley when the pink touches the blue. I've listed the recipe below which makes about 10 cakes, and Of course it is a requirement to sing 'Under The Sea' loudly while making these! 

Ingredients

Cakes
♥ 110g soft butter
♥ 110g caster sugar
♥ 110g self raising flour
♥ 1 medium egg

Icing
♥ 150g soft butter
♥ 350g icing sugar
♥ Blue food colouring
♥ Pink food colouring
♥ Decorations

Method
♥ Mix butter and sugar together until smooth
♥ Beat egg in a separate bowl and then mix this in with the butter and sugar mix
♥ Gradually add in the flour an combine until smooth
♥ Spoon into cake cases
♥ Bake for 12-15 minutes at 200C
♥ Mix butter and icing sugar in a bowl
♥ Once smooth separate the icing into halves and put one half in another bowl
♥ Add pink food colouring to one half, and blue to the other and mix
♥ Spoon icing into piping bag, it can be tricky but try to put pink on one side and blue on the other
♥ Once the cakes are fully cool ice them and then add decorations 


34 comments:

  1. These are the most adorable cupcakes ever! Your baking skills forever have me in envy :') x

    Darling Jordan || Giveaway

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them! They took me a little while as I kept messing up but think this batch turned out ok x

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  2. very sweet :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Soo frickin' cute! The icing and decorations are so delicate, such photogenic lil cupcakes x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. They look so cute don't they! I love all the pastel colours x

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  4. These are adorable! I love your photos too :)
    From Megan x

    www.megaaanii.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Took me a while to get good photos but I think putting them on the cake stand was the best option in the end x

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  5. Awww these are amazing =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. These decorations are EVERYTHING!


    meghansara.com

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    1. Good old ebay! I love buying baking suff from there x

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  7. These are adorable! The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favourites xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Me too! I just love Ariel. I also had toppers of Flounder, Sebastian etc but I decided to put Ariel on all of them haha x

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  8. ahh these are the cutest ever! Ariel is most definitely my favorite princess <3

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    1. I love Ariel too, I love that she's different to all the other princesses :) x

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  9. They look great! Love the Icing with the swirl of colours

    Ami x

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    1. Thank you! The icing stressed me out a bit at first but think it turned out ok in the end x

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  10. These are adorable! The shells are so cute!

    Rhiannon x

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  11. These cupcakes look so freakin cute! I love Ariel! xx
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  12. WOW!! These are amazing!! I wouldn't want to eat them.

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  13. These are great! I'm glad to find another Disney enthusiast.

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  14. These are amazing! I can't believe this was your first time making them - they look professional. I love the pretty swirling icing and decoration shells. You should be an official Disney baker!

    x

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  15. So cute! My niece was all about The Little Mermaid when we were in Florida

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  16. These are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! Too cute to eat! xxxxx

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