Under The Sea Cupcakes

Now that all the little ones are back to school, I thought it would be appropriate to share this fun kid-friendly treat. Aren’t they adorable? I made them a few months ago for my girlfriend’s baby shower, which had an “Under the Sea” theme, and they were really a hit.

I tinted my standard buttercream frosting in hues of light blue and green, and piped on with a Wilton 2D tip to create sea-colored waves on the cupcake. Then I topped them with Swedish Fish, and a few stalks of green and yellow colored sour straws for seaweed.

I ended up finding the sour straws at my local Dollar Tree, as they have the best selection of just about everything when it comes to candy. I was able to find a multi-pack that had hues of greens, yellow, and dark blue that worked out perfectly.

Use whatever flavor of cupcake you like, I stuck with the classics – chocolate and vanilla. These turned out so great, and were so well received that I’m already looking forward to making them again. Would be a great treat to send in with your little one to celebrate their birthday with their classmates.

Have a great weekend everyone!

2 Comments

  1. Posted September 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    You did a sweet job decorating these little cakes. Too darling. Decorating cake even cupcakes is not on my roster of talents. So I am impressed with the swirly frosting and the cool color you managed to tint it. Let alone all the extras!

  2. Kim in MD
    Posted September 14, 2014 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

    These cupcakes are adorable!

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