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Let's make a mermaid cupcake (DIY)

Mermaid Syrena is making a faux mermaid cupcake (it's a FAKE!). A fun arts & crafts for us mermaid & deseert lovers. This deliciuous looking sweet treat is great for your

mermaid party decor, an ornament or home decor. Fake food is exciting to make because it looks so real. And the best part is, your did it yourself (DIY)


LET'S MAKE A MERMAID CUPCAKE

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SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR CUPCAKE

🧁Cupcake Mold

Mermaid Tail Mold

Air Spray Foam

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brushes

Lightweight Spackle

🧁Cupcake Liner or Cupcake Holder

NOTE: If you're using a liner, please skip to the 1st paragraph in STEP 8, then start at STEP 1





STEP 1: AIR FOAM IN MOLDS

Spray the air foam into the cupcake & mermaid tail molds. Only fill the molds about 1/3 because the air spray foamn will rise quite a bit.

Hobby Lobby mermaid molds:


STEP 2: DRYING THE AIR FOAM

After allowing the air foam to completley dry (24hrs), I removed the cupcake from the mold. Next, I cut a small styrofoam cup in half. Then, I put the cupcake in the styrofoam cup to hold it in place.


STEP 3: PAINT THE CUPCAKE 🧁

What's your favorite cupcake flavor? Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet or....? You can choose whichever you like & paint your cupcake brown, red, white, pink or yeloow. This little mermaid loves the color gold. I will use gold paint to paint the mermaid tail scales but I'll be painting the cupcake & mermaid tail white. It'll look so lovely in my mermaid cove as decoration because the colore schemes are gold & white. I'm also going to use the mermaid cupcake as a decor piece for my birthday celebration party.


STEP 4: SEAL THE PAINT WITH MODE PODGE GLUE

We don't want our paint to chip off from our cupcake, so let's seal it with mod podge glue. I love this stuff because it keeps projects looking beautiful for a very long time. I'm using a matte finish glue on this cupcake because I want it to look realistic!



STEP 5: FROST THE CUPCAKE 🧁 WITH THE SPACKLE

OH MY BUBBLES!!! This is the fun part! When we put the frosting on the cake, we can start to really see the design come to life. It's the decorating in the details. But remember this is a fake cupcake, so we won't be using cake frosting. However, go & grab your lightweight spackle aka our faux cake frosting for our cupcake. This stuff is amazing! It spreads on just like cake frosting & the appears like frosting, too. I want to make 100 cakes & cupcakes just so that I can frost them with the lightweight frosting. Your friends won't be able to tell the difference. Be careful though, we want then to accidentally take a bite out of our fake mermaid cupcake.



STEP 6: ADD GLITTER

Yep, lots & lots of glitter. Just sprinkle some on top.


STEP 7: PLACE THE MERMAID TAIL CANDY ON TOP OF THE CUPCAKE 🧁

Using the spackle: put it on the top of the cupcake, then place the mermaid tail candy on top.


STEP 8: CUPCAKE LINERS OR CUPCAKE HOLDERS 🧁

Depending on how you made your actual cupcake, you might want to use a cupcake liner or cupcake holder of some sort. If you used a simple cupcake mold or pan (just for arts & crafts), you might have started with putting a cupcake liner in the bottom of it. Then hot glue a prnny or paper clip to the bottom of the cupcake liner. Something to hold down the cupcake because it's going to a little bit heavy but not too heavy. This is your actual prep/step 1.

If you created your fake cupcake like mine, I didn't need a cupcake liner because I used a decorative mold & I wanted to see the decoration on top of the cupcake, once I removed the dried air foam from the mold. Therefore, I put my cupcake in a styrofoam cup and now I need a cupcake holder around the cup to make it look just like a real cupcake. I am taking card stock & folding it like an accordian, then hot gluiing it around the cup. This is my step 8.



MERMAID CUPCAKE DIY 🧁



fake mermaid cupcake decoration


STEP 9: DISPALAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL MERMAID CUPCAKE

WAIT UNTIL IT'S DRY!!! While your cupcake is drying, be thinking of how you want to display this deliciuos arts & craft.

HERE'S SOME FAKE DESSERT FOOD DISPLAY IDEAS:

PARTY DECOR

HOME DECOR

ORNAMENTS




CONCLUSION

Shello Mermaid lover, thanks for makeing the mermaid cupcake with me! Comment below what's your favorite cupcake flavor? Share this video with your friends to make the mermaid cupcake arts & craft together. And remember to subscribe for more fun adventures with Mermaid Syrena!

#fakefood #diy #mermaidparty #UnderwaterAdventure 🌊🌈





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