- Boxed cake mix; each box makes 24 cupcakes (I used golden vanilla)
- Homemade buttercream frosting
- Primary color sprinkles (I used stars from a Duff Goldman set found @ Michaels)
- Wilton Candy Melts for chocolate cupcake toppers (colors: reg chocolate, red, green & blue)
- Cupcake liners (I used the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ones that came with the stand)
- 1M icing tip
- Large scoop (melon baller) for even cupcakes
- #5 icing tip for toppers
- Icing bags for frosting and chocolate
- Templates for toppers (Mickey, #3)
- Parchment paper
- Scotch tape
- Determine how many you need and print out a template on a Word document
- Tape the paper down to a flat surface and overlay parchment paper
- Fill icing bag with melted chocolate
- The #5 tip is small enough to "color" the template images. Just color in the image and allow it to cool
- To create Minnie Mouse topper: wait for base chocolate to setup then draw two sideways triangles and top with a dot to create the bow
I found them on Google and adjusted them to the proper size before I duplicated them in a Word doc.
How to assemble:
- Create toppers and cool them in fridge until ready to use
- Bake cupcakes as direction on cake mix box
- Once cooled frost with 1M tip
- Add sprinkles and topper
- In order to ensure cupcake liner design stands out use lighter cupcake flavor like white or vanilla.
- If you have to make a lot of cupcakes, prepare the toppers and cupcakes the day before. Then the day of the party you only have to decorate them.
- If you are going to travel to the party destination add the cupcake toppers once you arrive. They may break during the trip, especially the #3s.
- Find the decorations @ Wal-Mart, Party City or Birthday Express
- Get the cupcake stand and liners @ Wal-Mart or Party City