Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Cupcakes

by Darla

Guess where I’m going tonight?!

It’s our last night at Walt Disney World and we’re spending it at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

I. Can’t. Wait!!

As the two winners (Amanda & Jennifer) of my costume guessing contest said, I’m going as Briar Rose, from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and the Hubster will be my Prince Phillip. I’m sure I’ll post lots of pictures from tonight, but in the meantime, I totally made some cupcakes in honor of the party! :)

I decided to use Nutella frosting on my cupcakes, because I knew the light brown color would work great for both black and orange cupcakes. All I did was frost the cupcakes normally; I didn’t even bother to try to get them very smooth. You’re going to roll the tops in sanding sugar, so they’ll smooth out then. Don’t make them too sloppy, though, or you’ll end up with sort of wrinkles. Just go for something like what I’ve got pictured.

If your cupcakes are pretty flat on top, use some extra frosting to dome them a bit.

Next, roll the cupcakes in black sanding sugar, being sure to get them completely coated. You may have to press them pretty firmly into the sugar to get all the nooks and crannies, but no worries, you can’t really mess them up.

Now all you have to do is stick some plain black candy melts into the tops as ears. Make sure the flat side of the melt is facing forward, and use a tiny dab of frosting or melted chocolate to secure them.

For Mickey’s top hat, I laid a circle of rolled fondant between his ears and let it curl up them a bit, because that’s what Mickey’s Halloween hat does.

For the rest of the hat, I molded more fondant, and wrapped an orange bit around the base, securing everything with small amounts of frosting. As a finishing touch, I decided to add Mickey’s bright green bow tie to the front of the cupcake, again securing it with a small dab of frosting.

For Minnie’s witch hat, I cut small slits in each side, to allow the brim of her hat to lay flat, like the real thing.

I made Minnie’s hat the same way as Mickey’s, except molding the fondant to a point, obviously. I also added a little bow to her hat, similar to Mickey’s bow tie.

For the tiny jack o lantern detail, I used these adorable candy pumpkins from Wilton.

I decided I couldn’t make Halloween Mickey cupcakes without making the iconic Mickey pumpkin, too. Obvs.

I prepared them exactly the same as the others, using orange sanding sugar instead of black.

Next, I scored each cupcake into 8 sections. I just used a skewer to do this.

I then used orange candy melts to draw lines over the score marks. You could also use frosting here, and it looks great with black or orange.

Last, but not least, use orange candy melts for the ears, flat side forward, and swirl a simple stem on top with brown or chocolate frosting.

If you put the orange candy melts on right after you draw the lines on, then they will be held secure as the lines dry.

I had pretty much the most fun ever making these cupcakes. Probably almost as much fun as I’m going to have at the party tonight. Well, probably not.

If you want some not-so-scary to make Halloween cupcakes with Disney flair, then these are the perfect fit. I hope you give them a try. Enjoy!

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1 sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more October 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

so cute, cannot wait to see your costume pictures.


2 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life October 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

These are so adorable!!! I love all the details you put into them:-) Have a blast tonight at the Not so Scary Party!!!


3 laura October 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

Oh man – these are so cute! they would be awesome for a birthday party, too! and can’t wait to see your costumes, have fun tonight!


4 Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie October 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

Very cute!


5 Cookbook Queen October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

So cute!!! I absolutely LOVE them. Have fun tonight, I’m so jelly!!


6 Liz October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

These cupcakes are uh-mazing! And Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has to be one of the best events at Walt Disney World. Have fun!!


7 sreebindu October 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

pretty and yummy Mickey :))


8 Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers October 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

Why you gotta be so clever??

I love these, of course!! Have fun at MNSSHP tonight, my friend!!


9 Eva @ Eva Bakes October 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

So cute! Have a blast tonight!


10 Cathy October 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

your finished products are always so cute! why do you not have your own book out?

question: you bake quite often. who are you feeding all of your goodies to? your family cant possibly consume everything.. right? :)

have a blast at Mickey’s party! Looking forward to the pictures!


11 Becca - Cookie Jar Treats October 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

This has seriously got to be the cutest cupcake idea ever created! You are so cute when it comes to celebrating anything, and I love it! Have a great last night in Disney :)


12 Katie October 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

OMG I love these!!! What a great idea for halloween! (and goes perfect with my Minnie costume!


13 Linde October 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Aww! That’s rediculously cute. :)


14 Lior October 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

wow!! it’s great!! you are the best Darla!!!


15 Inthia October 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

These are wonderful! I’m making them a must for next Halloween!


16 Jill @ Sincerely Jill October 31, 2012 at 5:22 am

Darla, what I love about your blog is your never ending creativity for baked goods and themes! So many things I just would never have thought of; I love it!


17 Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers October 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Why you gotta be so crazy talented??


18 Andrea R November 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm

So that we can all benefit from it.


19 Heather November 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

These are SO adorable!!! As always – I’m in total awe of you Darla!!!! Hope you had a wonderful time at Disney and can’t wait to hear all about it!


20 Ally Jean November 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Okay these are too cute!!

Hope you had fun at the party!! The Halloween parties were my favorite to work at Disney. (That Boo to You Parade is the best one all year!!) Can’t wait to see pictures!


21 Heather - Chickabug August 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

The bow tie is a great touch! : )


22 Ciara @Teaspoon of Life October 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

These look so cute! I love them, it makes me want a cupcake :)


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