How to Make Fish Mini Cupcakes – dress up your mini cupcakes with colorful buttercream, royal icing eyes, and mini M&M’s candies to create a fun and delightful sea of mini cupcake fish!
I’ve been on a mini cupcake kick – hello, Panda Mini Cupcakes and Minion Mini Cupcakes. It all started with my nieces 3rd birthday where I made mini cupcakes, and it’s still rolling into my god-daughters 5th birthday! I am seriously just chugging along making mini cupcakes over here.
It’s all good though, because I love mini cupcakes. You can eat more. 😉
Fish Mini Cupcakes are just too cute for words, and of course anything with mini M&M’s candies are bound to be delicious. These fishy cupcakes are also super easy to make! They may look labor intensive, but I assure you, they are easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy!
Fish Mini Cupcakes Supplies
- your favorite cupcake recipe
- buttercream frosting
- americolor gel paste /food coloring
- royal icing eyes
- mini M&M’s candies
Fish Mini Cupcakes
Step 1 | The Body + Eye
You’ve got your delicious mini cupcakes and buttercream made; now you want to generously frost the top of your mini cupcake. I piped mine on using a disposable pastry bag and a no.12 round decorating tip, but a knife, offset spatula, or the corner of a plastic baggie snipped off will also suffice.
After you have your fish body colorfully frosted, you need to add the eye. For the eyes I used Royal Icing Eyes that I made up ahead of time. You can also purchase them, or use white and black buttercream frosting. I am partial to making Royal Icing Eyes and keeping some on hand. They are perfect for so many baking adventures.
Step 2 | The Mouth
Right now your Fish Mini Cupcakes don’t look very fishy; they need mouths. For the mouth you’ll use two red mini M&M’s candies, placing them on their sides, standing up, underneath the eye. Now your Fish Mini Cupcakes should have big, beautiful, red fish lips!
Step 3 | The Scales
To complete your Fish Mini Cupcakes you need to add the beautiful (and delicious) mini M&M’s candies scales. I used about ten mini M&M’s candies per mini cupcake for the scales. You can pick out which colors you want and how you want to display them, ultimately you’ll be pushing them into the buttercream standing up on their sides, similarly to the fish lips.
Fish Mini Cupcakes Video Tutorial
You’re going to want to catch these Fish Mini Cupcakes, but you won’t want to release them!