Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

Last Thursday was Smiley's 2nd birthday.  You may have read there that she has a special place in her heart for all things Minnie Mouse (what, you missed that one?  Click here to get caught up ☺)

Anyway, I made her some Minnie Mouse cupcakes ~ (I just checked out google images for inspiration)

Super easy!

Found some pink cupcake papers with white polka-dots at Michaels.
Made a boxed cake and dressed it up with 1 box of pudding and 1 cup of sour cream

And, made some yummy frosting.

The hardest part was making the ears (ok not really) and the bows (a little harder) out of fondant. 

I purchased some white fondant and colored some of it black and some of it pink ~ it's a good idea to wear some sort of glove (or, coating your hands with a little vegetable shortening will help too) while coloring your fondant or your hands may look like this (for most of the next day):

Rolled the black out and cut circles for ears using a small round cookie cutter.

For the bows, I rolled out the pink fondant and cut it into strips, then cut the strips into 3 sections. 

2 of the sections I formed around my pinkie finger to make the bow loops and smooshed the two together.

The 3rd piece was used to make the middle "knot".  I just placed it over the middle and connected the two ends in the back.

I let these dry overnight so they would firm up.

The next day ~ right before the cupcakes were to be displayed, I placed all of the pieces on top of the frosted cupcake (which I frosted without a tip).

Smiley LOVED them!

Wanna make a minnie mouse skirt? 
Come back tomorrow ☺

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The Bonjour Four said...

Love those cupcakes!! They are perfect.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love these! And I know The Treat Girl would love them too!

Lisa said...

wow, look at the face on her! Makes all the hard work worth it, doesn't it? She's adorable and so are those cupcakes!
Thanks for visiting.

Pinkie said...

Found you through Get Your Craft On. Those are very cute cupcakes. My daughter is wanting a Minnie Mouse birthday and I might be able to make these. They looked easy enough. I usually get nervous when I see fondant. LOL

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

They're so cute...and they look delicious.

Alyson said...

Found this through Pinterest on my search for minnie mouse cupcakes and you have a very cute blog! Great to discover, and thanks for the fondont tips!