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disney mermaid cupcake
These cupcakes are an Instagram dream—and they’re also delicious.
Heather Concannon
  • Walt Disney World is now selling mermaid cupcakes.
  • The cupcakes feature tasty icings and decorative mermaid tails.
  • Mermaid cupcakes are perfect to show off on Instagram.
  • These cupcakes are available in the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Boardwalk Inn for $5.99 each.

Move over rose gold and millennial pink — mermaids are the hottest trend making a splash in Walt Disney World this summer.

As you may recall, Disney World is known for having extravagant and decadent specialty cupcakes that are practically begging to be part of your Instagram feed. The newest specialty cupcake dedicated to mermaids is certainly no exception.

The new mermaid cupcake is sold exclusively at the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom — more commonly known as known as the theme park’s only Starbucks location.

The cupcake is $5.99 or counts as one snack if you are using Disney’s Dining Plan.

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The mermaid tail is actually a frosted sugar cookie.
Heather Concannon

Without a doubt, the mermaid cupcake is an Instagrammer’s dream.

It’s beautiful, bright and entirely unique and has gained a lot of attention on social media.

Not to mention, these cupcakes are ideal for any fans of “The Little Mermaid” or, any mermaid lovers in general, so don’t be afraid to dress for the occasion — I could not resist sporting my favorite mermaid-inspired shirt from Oh Yeah Apparel while indulging in this perfect pastry.

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Yes, it tastes as good as it looks.
Heather Concannon

The cupcake looks great but does it taste as amazing as it looks?

Simple answer: yes.

The cupcake has a moist vanilla funfetti cake that is topped with a gorgeous seafoam green buttercream icing and crispy chocolate pearls.

The combination of the cake and the icing is pretty tall in height. In other words, definitely prepare to make a bit of a mess while eating and have napkins nearby.

The real star of the cupcake is a sugar cookie tail shaped like a mermaid tail. Not only is the cookie’s vibrant colors a beauty to share on social media but in my opinion, it is the best part of the cupcake. It’s soft, sweet and melts in your mouth.

There is also a tasty mermaid cupcake option available at the Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. This cupcake is also $5.99 or counts as one snack on the Disney Dining Plan.

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There’s another variation of this cupcake for mermaid-lovers out there.
Thomas Radzak

This cupcake has a vanilla base with coconut filling, and is topped with sweet icing, coconut flakes and a glittery, colorful white chocolate mermaid tail.

I love the taste of coconut but I found the Boardwalk mermaid cupcake to be a little too coconut heavy. It still tastes decent but I was not as blown away flavor-wise as I was with the other option in Magic Kingdom.

This cupcake definitely looks more nautical than the other option. Not to mention its luminescent appearance sparkling in the sun is literally picture perfect.

Both mermaid cupcakes are delicious in their own unique ways and are perfect to share and photograph.

Each is available for a limited time so while you are visiting Disney World this summer, make sure to grab one of these beauties.

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