In time for summer’s beachy days, the evolution of the multicolored food and drink trend has shifted to sea-inspired “mermaid” bites. In shimmering shades of blues and greens, these lovely treats are as soothing as a day at the seashore. Here’s where to find the prettiest examples, all across America.
Spudnuts, Canoga Park and Newbury Park, CA
These gorgeous, sparkling donuts from Spudnuts, adorned with shells, starfish, and of course a diving mermaid, are nearly too pretty to eat. Nearly.
The Cake Mamas, Glendora, CA
One of the current flavors of the month at The Cake Mamas is the Mermaid cupcake, a citrus and sour raspberry-swirled cupcake, frosted with blue raspberry buttercream and topped with a chocolate mermaid tail.
Creme Macarons, Chicago
Created by a former food stylist for Food Network Kitchen, the custom-made designs by Creme Macarons include spectacularly intricate sealife-inspired treats.
The End, Brooklyn, NYC
The Bagel Store, Brooklyn, NYC
From The Bagel Store, the creators of the original “rainbow bagel”, comes a pink-and-turquoise-swirled “mermaid bagel,” topped with shimmery turquoise sprinkles. Slather it with any of their colorful specialty cream cheeses—might we suggest the “funfetti” with multicolor sprinkles?
B.Candy, Huntington Beach, CA
B.Candy, purveyors of all things sweet and sugary, offer bright and cheerful hand-decorated mermaid tail sugar cookies.
Frank & Joe’s, Wichita Falls, TX
This cool turquoise-hued coconut and lime slushie from Frank & Joe’s is the perfect refreshing drink for any aspiring mermaid.
Juliana’s Pastries & Cakes, Miami
The mermaid mini donuts from Juliana’s, a custom-order cake shop and bakery, are tiny bites of pastel perfection.
Rebecca’s Cake Pops, Garden City, NY
We can’t get enough of these multicolored mermaid tail cake pops from Rebecca’s Cake Pops.
Sweet Sugar Kitchen, Los Banos, CA
Sweet Sugar Kitchen, a baker of custom cakes and cookies, lends a royal touch to a sea-themed cake with a golden mermaid tail.
Starbucks, Bay City, MI
In response to the popular and epically Instagrammable limited-edition “Unicorn Frappuccino”, a rogue Starbucks barista has created a “Mermaid Frappucino”, made from a vanilla bean Frappuccino base with blackberry, white mocha, and matcha added in.