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!
Under The Sea Cupcakes
24 cooled cupcakes (here’s my favorite recipe)
1 batch buttercream frosting, split in half and tinted to your desired colors
2 packages Swedish fish
2 packages sour straws (blue, green, yellow colors)
Place the colored buttercream frosting in piping bag fitted with a Wilton 2D tip. Pipe half the frosting onto half the cupcakes, then repeat the process with the other half of the frosting and cupcakes. Don’t worry about washing out the bag in between colors, I just refill it. A little blending of the colors is a desirable effect, in my opinion. Or, you could just always do one color too – and skip alot of trouble!
Trim the sour straws into smaller pieces, about 1-2 inches in length.
Place the Swedish fish on top of the frosting, then arrange 3 pieces of sour straw “seaweed” around the fish before serving.