Wondering how to make mermaid tails for to turn any dessert into an adventure under the sea? I’ve got you covered! These gorgeous mermaid tails are so easy to make and will add such a festive touch to your mermaid party.
All you’ll need to make mermaid tails is three things: a mermaid tail silicone mold, some Wilton candy melts in the color of your choice (I went with turquoise but purple, green, or even red would be beautiful too), and some edible pearl dust. (Note: I keep the latter in my pantry for cookie decorating! So pretty!)
You can probably find the candy melts in the cake decorating aisle but personally I hate running errands so I just ordered the melts, mold, and pearl dust on Amazon Prime and it showed up on my doorstep the next day. Isn’t Prime just amazing? Be sure to wash the mold before you use it and let dry overnight.
All you have to do is melt the candy melts at half power in the microwave, spoon it carefully in to the mold, tap the mold against the counter to release air bubbles, pop in the fridge, and voila, in fifteen minutes you have a beautiful mermaid tail. The pearl dust shimmer is, of course, optional but adds so much! Because they set so quickly, I got all eight tails done in two hours.
These would be lovely on top of cupcakes but I served these Mermaid Tails as part of my Mermaid Cheesecake at Disney Dinners: The Little Mermaid. You can easily make these a week before your party, stored in an airtight container at room temperature. I’m sure little mermaids will love these cute treats!
Mermaid tail silicone mold
Wilton candy melts (in your desired color)
Edible silver pearl dust
- Melt candy melts (my mold took six melts per mold) in the microwave at half power, stirring every thirty seconds until melted and glossy. Spoon into silicone mermaid tail mold. Gently tap the mold on the counter several times to release air bubbles, then pop in the fridge for about fifteen minutes to set.
- Gently pull the edges of the mold away from the tail to loosen, then pop the tail out of the mold.
- Brush a bit of edible silver pearl dust on each tail. Store at room temperature in a tupperware container until ready to use.
Read more about Disney Dinners: The Little Mermaid here.