Mini Mermaid-Inspired Cupcakes

Mini Mermaid-Inspired Cupcakes

Dive into the enchanting world of “The Little Mermaid” with these Mini Mermaid-Inspired Cupcakes.

These cute treats are not only delicious but also perfect for bringing the magic of the sea to your themed events.

With their frosting in shades of purple, turquoise, and white, these mini cupcakes evoke the colors of mermaids.

These mini cupcakes are ideal for any occasion, from “The Little Mermaid” themed parties to casual get-togethers with friends and family.

They also make an excellent addition to birthdays or a special touch on a mermaid dessert table.

Accompany them with some colorful oatmeal cookies and sweet ocean treasures to complete the underwater atmosphere.

The preparation of these mini cupcakes is both simple and fun.

You can get the little ones involved in mixing the ingredients and decorating the cupcakes. It will be a memorable and creative experience for everyone!

Customize your mini cupcakes with themed details such as edible sugar pearls resembling sea jewels or toppers featuring Ariel and her friends.

Let your imagination soar and create a dazzling presentation.

So, whether you want to add a touch of magic and color to your next celebration or simply indulge in a sweet delight inspired by “The Little Mermaid,” don’t hesitate to try this mini cupcake recipe.

Get your baking tools ready and immerse yourself in Ariel’s world with these Mini Mermaid-Inspired Cupcakes!


For the cupcakes:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
For the frosting:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered monk fruit sweetener or powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
    You can use an electric mixer or do it by hand with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk.
  • Begin and end with the flour mixture. Mix just until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with the cupcake batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18-20 minutes or until the cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
  • While the cupcakes cool, prepare the frosting. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered monk fruit sweetener or powdered sugar, alternating with the heavy cream, until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and continue beating until the frosting is smooth.
  • Divide the frosting into three equal parts in separate bowls.
  • Add a drop of purple food coloring to one bowl, a drop of turquoise food coloring to another bowl, and leave the third bowl of frosting white.
  • Place each colored frosting in a separate piping bag to apply three colors.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cool, decorate them with the frosting.
  • You can add sprinkles, pearls, or any other adornment you desire.

And voilà! You now have perfect cupcakes for a “The Little Mermaid” themed party!

Enjoy your delicious homemade Mini Mermaid-Inspired Cupcakes!


  • Ensure that the butter and eggs are at room temperature before starting. This will help them mix more smoothly and blend better with the other ingredients.
  • Sifting the flour, baking powder, and salt will help eliminate any lumps and aerate the dry ingredients, resulting in lighter and fluffier cupcakes.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can develop the gluten in the flour and make the cupcakes dense.
  • Fill the cupcake liners approximately two-thirds full to leave space for the batter to expand during baking.
  • Be sure to preheat the oven to the temperature indicated in the recipe. This will ensure that the cupcakes bake evenly and achieve a smooth texture.
  • To check if the cupcakes are ready, insert a toothpick into the center of one of them. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, they are ready.
  • If it comes out with raw batter, leave them in the oven for a few more minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before applying the three-color frosting. This way, the frosting won’t melt and will stay in place.
  • To achieve a three-color effect in the frosting, you can use a piping bag equipped with an adapter to create the desired effect while decorating.

Happy baking, and enjoy your journey to the sea with each delightful bite!