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 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.
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.
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!