How To Make Beautiful MERMAID CUPCAKES | Cupcake Jemma

How To Make Beautiful MERMAID CUPCAKES | Cupcake Jemma


Hello! Cupcake Jemma here, and welcome to my channel. If you are a returning viewer or a subscriber, welcome back. If you are a new viewer and you’ve never seen me before, then just welcome. Straight up, welcome! If you like this recipe video I’m about to show you, then please do subscribe and… that way you won’t miss out on all the fun stuff I’m about to show. So today’s recipe is kind of a bit current guys! But maybe slightly late to the party. Because I’m gonna show you how to make mermaid cupcakes, you know, like, a couple years ago, it was all about rainbows and then it was unicorns… Now, it seems like the mermaids have kind of taken over and it’s really… making waves… Ha ha ha! Okay, well, moving on to the actual recipe. I’m gonna start by making the decorations, which obviously have to be a mermaid tail and these are quite easy, as long as you have an essential piece of kit, which is this silicon mold. And they come in all kinds of sizes, colors — this is obviously a single one. It’s quite big. And I’ve also got a tray of, let’s see, 16 mermaid tails, which is quite a lot, and these are much smaller, and I’m going to be using white chocolate for these. You can use sugar paste if you want, you could just press your sugar paste in, but I find it a lot easier just to use white chocolate, because it’s melty and easy and it gets into all the corners. So I’ve already melted my white chocolate with a tiny tiny bit of cocoa butter, just to help its fluidity. So I’m gonna cut the end off my piping bag. I haven’t chopped too much off because I don’t want it to really gush out, I wanna have some control over it! And then, I’m just gonna go ahead and fill my molds! Once you’ve filled your trays with the white chocolate, you then need to chill them and you can either do that in the freezer for a few minutes or in the fridge for like half an hour to an hour, until they’re nice and set and then they turn out like this! Now, at the moment, these mermaid tails look a little bit anemic. There is no life in them! So I’m gonna jazz them up using luster dust. Now, I’ve not used these in videos before but we use them in Crumbs & Doilies all the time. You’ve probably used them before in your cake decorating history, and they’re really useful! You can use them for painting with a little bit of vodka or you can do what I’m about to do, which is to make really lovely blended colors onto things like mermaid tails. So I’ve got a lovely palette here with some lovely mermaidy colors and a soft soft paintbrush and I’m just gonna blend them away! So you can do as many or as few of these as you like, but obviously I’m gonna be making 12 cupcakes, so I’m obviously gonna need 12, in various sizes. So you’re gonna need to keep them cool until you need to use them, so I would recommend leaving them in the fridge until you finish baking your cakes, but for now, just keep going till you got enough! Now it’s time to make the sponge of the cupcakes and these are gonna be multicolored mermaid yummy things so, that’s great. And I’m basing on my white chocolate mud cake cupcake recipe, which you may have experienced already and if you have, lucky you, and if you haven’t lucky you because it’s so yummy! It’s gonna be even yummier in a minute because I’m gonna make it look pretty and colorful! So I’ve already begun by melting some of my ingredients together and all the measurements for this recipe are in the description box below, so, please go and check that out. So in this bowl I have my white chocolate, my milk, my butter and my vanilla, and I melted it together in a pan, you can do it in the microwave as well, and I’ve just left it to cool a little bit. So next up : I’m going to whisk my eggs and my sugar together. I am actually using one and a half eggs So you can use two small eggs, but I always have large eggs in my kitchen so I can’t do that. So one and a half large eggs or two small eggs into the bowl and I’m gonna add my sugar and just give that a really good whisk until it’s quite pale. So now I wanna go in with my melted white chocolate mixture and give that a bit of a whisk as well! Once that’s all really well combined, you can go in with your flour — I’ve got self-raising flour here. Just work it in and stir that about with a whisk as well! That is very tasty-smelling so I think it’s gonna be tasty lots once we’ve baked it, but I’m gonna be doing three colors. I’m gonna do pink, blue and purple! But I’m only gonna use pink and blue to make all of those colors because obviously pink and blue… make purple! So I’m gonna divide my batter between these three little jugs here. And then I’m gonna use, as usual, color paste or you can also use oil-based color and just mix them really really well. So these colors look really good and it’s definitely gonna look pretty cool in the cake. So I’m gonna do this by spooning blobs of each color into each cupcake case. You can use piping bags if you want, but sometimes this batter can be quite runny and it can be quite difficult to control the run, haha! So I’m just gonna scoop, and scoop, and scoop and scoop and scoop until I’ve got loads of lovely multicolored cupcakes but I will always end on pink because it bakes the nicest color. If you end on the green or the blue-y green or the purple, it can go a bit murky. So try and end on the pink if you can. And with all the batter in, I’m just now going to bake these at 170°C for 18 to 20 minutes until they’re nice and springy on the top. And I’m back to finish off my beautiful — soon-to-be beautiful — mermaid cakes. They are looking pretty cool as they are. As you can see the pink’s gone a really nice color, there’s lots of layers inside… Now, we’re gonna make them even prettier by decorating them with a variety of colors of buttercream and I’m just using my regular vanilla buttercream recipe. I have got pink Green-y… blue-y… aqua and purple and to start with I’m going to use my cling film technique (It’s not my technique at all, loads can do it) But I’m going to be using that technique to get all of my colors into one piping bag, so here goes! So once it’s all rolled up in your ~sausage~, you can put it into a piping bag. I’ve got a nice big piping bag here with a round nozzle on the end, so just wiggling in. Make sure it goes right to the bottom and that there’s no cling film obstructing the end. Give it a little twist. Make sure it’s coming out — yes it is — and now you can do a little blob on your cupcakes Now they already look pretty cool but they’re gonna look even cooler, ’cause I have a really fun mix of mermaidy kind of sprinkles which I made — obviously I have the luxury of… I don’t even know how many sprinkles behind me in my sprinkle cupboard, you guys all love my sprinkle cupboard. You can buy pre-mixed mermaidy style sprinkles, there’s loads of companies that do them now, so you shouldn’t have much trouble trying to find something suitable. I’ve also got another piping bag with some light blue buttercream with a star nozzle on and that is gonna be the kind of wave that the mermaid is like leaping into… Does that make sense? She’s not leaping out… Anyway, she’s gonna be in a wave! So start off by sprinkling, then finish it with a wave! That’s all my waves done so now all that remains is to put my mermaid tails in and I’ve picked my favorite ones from my little bunch that I made earlier. So now all I need to do is stick them in! And there they are! Beautiful little mermaid cupcakes, ready to swim off into somebody’s mouth, some lucky person! So I hope you give those a go. Please do and please take a picture and put it on your Instagram feed! Make sure you hashtag #CupcakeJemma so that I can see it and maybe even pick it if it’s one of my faves and put it on my own Instagram feed every Mega Fan Monday. So this has been me, Cupcake Jemma, making these mermaid cupcakes for you guys and I’ll be back next week with another recipe. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my merch, make sure you head over there, grab yourself something small or even something big as a treat. You deserve it. And I will see you next week. Bye!

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  1. Wow! Just when I think you’ve done it all, you come up with yet another smashing cupcake idea! Brilliant!

  2. I guess mermaids are in the eye of the beholder. Don't get me wrong I'm sure it's tasty no matter what you call it, but I just see a pretty cupcake with…a fish tail!?! 🐟 🐟🐟

  3. Hey, i've a question, the 100gr of white chocolate is already metled or no? thank you, i'm gonna make it as soon as possible😊😊

  4. Ok I’ve been watching Jemma’s video since her debut on foodtube like food rev day years ago and I think it’s time she takes some much deserved break to perhaps freshen up a bit? What used to be charming about these video were the passion she used to almost burst with happiness and excitement and it showed. Recently it’s almost feel forced, like she didn’t really wanna be here doing these. I know you get these block after a while hence the suggestion. Take a break! We’ll always gonna be here ❤️

  5. I want cupcake wrappers that actually show the colour of the cupcake through the wrapper. Anybody know where I could buy such? I have bought quite a few different ones from supermarkets but they turn out opaque white.

  6. I always love your take on trends: it’s never overly done! I wonder if you could show us a recipe for more vegan cupcake flavors, since the C&D shop started offering more of them now?

  7. These are perfect for summer parties! I’ve been looking for a knockout Black Forest cake recipe. Any chance that could be an upcoming video?

  8. Move aside: pink flamingos, cactus, unicorns and rainbows, Jemmacupcake is setting a new trend – mermaids!
    It will only be a matter of time till an emoji follows.
    Very animated video from the baker, it looks like a fun bake to try.

    Enjoyed the farewell turkey gobble at the end! Anyone else spot it?

  9. I was planning to try mermaid cupcakes in a few weeks for my friend's birthday, so perfect timing with the video Jemma! I love all your recipes x

  10. i love you Jemma. I am 15 years old and you have been MY INSPIRATION since day 1 . I love watching all your videos and then I always try to bake some really good stuff. I LOVE BAKING BECAUSE OF YOU, IT MAKES ME HAPPY AND I LOVE PLAYING WITH COLOURS. I LOVE YOU. IT WOULD MEAN A LOT TO ME IF YOU ACTUALLY REPLIED. XOXO KAZIA FROM INIDA

  11. My almost 15 month old daughter loves your videos. She's currently laying on her tummy and watching this mermaid video.

  12. so beautiful. The best mermaid cupcakes I have seen so far. Now I want to make a mermaid bday for my toddler.This will go perfect.

  13. Perfect timing! I was asked to make a mermaid cake for my friend's daughter. Am gonna have to surprise them and make these cupcakes as well! Thank-you! I love watching your videos! They have saved my arse numerous times!! So much information and so many awesome ideas!!

  14. Would have been good if she bit into it or cut it open at the end to see those beautiful marble colours inside the cupcake to see how they turned out. Xxxxxx

  15. Hey Jemma, I was in London for a couple of days with my mom and my biggest wish was to visit your shop – so that's what we did, 3 days in a row 😀 I enjoyed a cupcake every single day (well that's what you gotta do when you're on holiday, right? 😉 ) and they were aaaaabsolutely delicious! Also finally got to buy your cupcake book which I definitely soon will give a try 🙂

    Would have been awesome if I'd got to see you, but unfortunately we missed each other 😀

    My mom now is a big fan of yours, too! 🙂 Will definitely come back! <3

  16. Hey Gemma how much do your eggs weigh ? I do not eat eggs so how much weight should I substitute for something else ?

  17. Hello!! Would love to see a Mississippi mud pie recipe or a peanut butter brownie one if either of those sound up your street!!

  18. have you done a video for a white chocolate mud cake?? If not if I wanted to try this cake batter recipie as a tierd cake, how far would you think this amount for 12 cup cakes would make in a 9" cake pan?

  19. Has anyone ever told you look like Miss Fisher form Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries you could be her double and would be great im sure. Love your videos and how you make things look so easy for everyone Thanks for the video

  20. Thank you Jemma the mermaid tails look great. Hopefully I can make them for my granddaughter's birthday in August.

  21. Hi Jemma, i would like to ask you about the reason why my cupcake casing will tear away from the cupcake after i took them out from the oven? It seem like they are already peeled off while in the oven. I hope you can share with me ways to prevent. Thank you very much 🙂

  22. I love your videos!!! How do I make the chocolate for the mermaid tails ? Is it just white melted chocolate that will harden afterwards ?

  23. Loved your Mermaid cupcakes will use the recipe for my granddaughter's 6th birthday party, will try to replicate your creation. Thanks a lot!

  24. Can this mixture be used for muffins too? Just more filling in a muffin form? Will it rise or do i need to put more ingredients? Thank you!

  25. I have tried finding your white chocolate mud cake recipe but can't seem to find it. Unless this cupcake recipe can be used and just doubled/tripled etc. Unless there is something different in the cake recipe?

  26. Made these for my Granddaughter's 8th Birthday, she took them into her 2nd grade classroom to share. Kids loved them! Thank you for your wonderful video's showing us how to do things!

  27. I like that you keep it nice and simple with just melted chocolate at the start! But I've seen people using modelling chocolate and haven't used it myself yet…. could you use this in the moulds instead, and would that make them a bit sturdier (less easy to melt) than normal chocolate? Again I haven't used this myself, so I don't know whether modelling chocolate tastes ick in comparison 😛

  28. Starting my baking journey and Jemma is such a blessing to share her knowledge with us. Thank you x 1 million

  29. How much chocolate doe we need for the chocolate mermaid tales please? I know you can only tell me as an estimate because everyone's moulds are different sizes

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