This weekend I had an order for a sibling birthday party for 2 out of the family’s 4 kids; a boy and a girl. The theme? Mermaids and sharks! How cute?! Similar but different. The shark design was easy breezy to figure out, but I didn’t have any kind of fondant cutter for the mermaid tails so I had to get creative. Here’s how I did it.
I searched through a big box of standard cookie cutters I bought at a garage sale a few years ago and found this airplane cutter. The airplane tail was exactly the size and look we were going for. I used it around the perimeter of the rolled out fondant to cut the tail shape and trimmed the uneven edges with a pizza cutter. Perfect!
Next I wanted to add some texture. I’d seen on Pinterest another baker who used tip 104 in layers, offset. It worked beautifully! Just remember to do this before the fondant has dried.
Finally, I added the fin lines with a fondant tool that’s similar to a toothpick. I’m sure it has a fancy name but I don’t know what it is. Use a toothpick if you don’t have one of those…things.
Add a little shimmer dust when dry and add various shapes of white pearls to some dyed blue frosting before diving in, and voila! Cute mermaid cupcakes. I’m doing a mermaid themed cake and smash cake for a 1 year old this summer. I can’t wait to share that with you!