In my experience, decorated mermaid cookies can range from difficult to downright stressful, so if you’re on the lookout for an easy mermaid cookie idea that even a beginner can manage, this project is for you.
Mermaid tail cookies are perfect for new and experienced decorators alike!
If you don’t have this cutter, use a similar cutter (almost any whale or fish cutter will do), or pick one up here.
- Mermaid green piping and flood icing (teal+electric green+sky blue)
- Light mermaid green piping and flood icing
Begin by outlining and flooding cookie with a #2 tip as pictured below.
You can also use the wet on wet technique to create “scales”. To learn more, check out this post.
If you’re not comfortable with leaf tips (or prefer a different look), don’t be afraid to take another approach. For this example, I used 20-second icing to cover the base of the fin, then piped a simple swirl detail with a #2 tip.
I mixed my mermaid tails with other fun, colorful cookie designs, but you could also use them as adorable mermaid tail cookie cupcake toppers. The possibilities are endless!