Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mickey & Minnie Cupcakes

My daughter loves Mickey and Minnie. Since her 3rd birthday was approaching we decided to make it her theme! I made 6dz cupcakes for her party, and displayed them on the newly introduced Mickey Mouse cupcake stands.

Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 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)
Decoration tools:
  • 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
How to make the toppers:
  • 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
Below are the two images that I used for my templates:

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
Tips & Tricks:
  • 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.
Make it a party:
  • Find the decorations @ Wal-Mart, Party City or Birthday Express
  • Get the cupcake stand and liners @ Wal-Mart or Party City
Happy Baking,

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