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Plan the Perfect Mermaid Inspired Movie Night with these The Little Mermaid Cupcakes

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid with these simple to make Mermaid Tail Cupcakes inspired by Ariel.

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

To celebrate of the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid we had an fun movie night complete with Mermaid Tail cupcakes to celebrate everyone’s favorite mermaid, Ariel. The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite movies and I could not wait to add this title to my collection. The best part is just how simple this recipe is! These The Little Mermaid Cupcakes are perfect for your movie night! 

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

For the cupcakes, I made a try-color cupcake out of white cake mix. I separated the mixed batter into three bowls and colored one purple and a green color.

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

The mermaid tails were made from white chocolate candy melts and a mold I found on Amazon. I brushed a little purple coloring into each mold before adding the chocolate to give them a little purple shimmer but you could totally leave this part out.

I made homemade buttercream for the icing and added a little, actually a lot, of purple food coloring to color it to look like Ariel’s seashell top.

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

I used a large star tip to pipe the icing on and placed a  mermaid tail on top.

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

Voila! Mermaid cupcakes even Ariel would love.

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

They were the perfect treat for our movie night

Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid with these Mermaid Tail Cupcakes.

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk (more if needed)
  • 1 package aqua candy melts
  1. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and water in a large bowl. Separate into 3 bowls and  add purple food coloring to one and green to another. Mix. Spoon into cupcake pan alternating colors. 

  2. Bake according to package directions.

  3. In another bowl beat butter until creamy. 

  4. Add in one cup of confectioners’ sugar until combined

  5. Add in vanilla and milk until desired consistency

  6. Add purple food coloring. Mix well.

  7. Pipe icing onto cooled cupcakes. 

  8. Melt chocolate in microwave and spoon into mermaid tail mold. Place in freezer to speed up the cooling process. 

  9. Place mermaid tail onto cupcake

Little Mermaid Cupcakes

The Little Mermaid Signature Collection


In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel — along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HDô  and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ on Feb. 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey.   Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features!

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, “The Little Mermaid” was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (“Aladdin”). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson (“Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”) as Ariel, Pat Carroll (“Laverne & Shirley”) as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway’s “The Lion King”) as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) as Eric, Kenneth Mars (“Young Frankenstein”) as Triton, Buddy Hackett (“The Music Man”) as Scuttle, Jason Marin (“Back to the Future”) as Flounder and René Auberjonois (“The Patriot”) as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.


Little Mermaid Cupcakes

Bring home Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Tuesday, February 26th.


The Little Mermaid Cupcakes.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney's The Little Mermaid with these simple to make Mermaid Tail Cupcakes inspired by Ariel.

 The Little Mermaid Cupcakes.