Sunday, September 25, 2011

Under the Sea! (Little Mermaid Birthday Treats)

Under the Sea!
Hey there! I'm taking a little break from studying to share these "Under the Sea" cupcakes I made for a birthday order. They're s'mores-flavored with a graham cracker crust, chunks of Hershey's milk chocolate, chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow frosting, graham cracker "sand", and sea creature marshmallow fondant toppers I made! I also made the cupcake wrapper using the shape I bought online, an image from the movie, card stock paper, and double-sided tape. The birthday girl, Alaina, is turning 6 and loves The Little Mermaid, so of course these and all other desserts were ocean and mermaid themed =). I had a lot of fun with this order -- so fun to get a chance to be creative!

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Photos of Entire Dessert Tower Taken by My Mom =)

38 comments:

  1. THESE ARE SO CUTE! little mermaid is my all time favourite disney movie

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  2. i love your toppers!! soo cute!

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  3. The 6 year old in me is LOVING these cupcakes. (The s'more lover in me is pretty pleased too.)

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  4. Really cute!

    Cheers and happy Monday,

    Rosa

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  5. This just melted my heart... SIGH !! Happy birthday to Alaina, this surely made her happy :)

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  6. These are adorable. I'm sure the birthday girl would be super happy with these cutie cupcakes. :)

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  7. They're adorable. Great work!

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  8. SO CUTE. How do you have any spare time at all whatsoever?!?!?

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  9. Oh wow! You hit it out of the park on this one. Absolutely darling and those little fondant toppers. Too cute. I love how creative you are!

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  10. Loved how they turned out. Looking forward to seeing the rest of treats.

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  11. These are SO adroable Xiaolu!!!!! I especially love the marshmallow fondant toppers. They are just TOO cute!! Are you going to do a tutorial on how to make these?

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  12. I wish I was 6 again. They look darling and I'm glad to see your business flourishing!

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  13. Very cute! Bet the birthday girl was really happy!

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  14. PERFECTION. lovely theme. Great work. You can only do well, you are so talented.

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  15. these are so cute! love the cupcakes!

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  16. What a great take on the Little Mermaid theme! Great job!

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  17. Thanks for your lovely comments, you all =DD

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  18. You put in so much effort and passion in your work, Xiaolu, its a pleasure to see the outcome! Very beautiful! The girl must be pleased!:)

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  19. so beautiful xiaolu!!! great job!!!

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  20. Oo I just made a Mermaid theme cake last week. Another one coming up this weekend. What did u use to make the seashells and starfish ?

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  21. My daughter adore Ariel among all the characters and she'll beg me to get this cake for her b-day if she sees this... so let's not share with her. =P Xiaolu, such a wonderful job to make the birthday a special day! Your mom is a great food photographer! =)

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  22. love how realistic your starfish looks like!! makes me wish i were a little kid again, so that i can find joy in watching little mermaid and dreaming bout the other disney princesses ;p

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  23. See why I told you I wld send my girls to you in the earlier comment? My little one LOVES Ariel and wants to grow up to be Ariell.. Haha. Anyway I can just imagine the glimmer in her eyes if she only saw these. So well done!

    (Now you have employed your mom to take photographs? haha just kidding She did a good job!)

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  24. How adorable! You are so incredibly talented.

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  25. These are absolutely amazing! Lovely theme. :-)

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  26. Wow these are so cute!!! :) Not only do the cupcakes look amazing but you made the adorable cupcake wrappers too!

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  27. Love these!! What did you use to make the seashells and starfish?

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    1. Thanks! I used a food-safe mold and fondant mixed with some tylose to harden it (alternately, you could use gumpaste). I also brushed everything with pearl dust (edible shimmery powder) at the end to get that touch of sparkle =).

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