Sunday, August 1, 2010

Minnie mouse cupcakes

minnie mouse cupcakes

So after a looooooooong all nighter, i am finally finished with the Minnie Mouse cake and cupcakes. There are lots of pics so i will separate them into two posts. the cupcakes are really simple...the cake not so much, haha.

Fist thing's first, if you're not adding batter to your cupcakes this way, you're doing it wrong. This is the easiest/cheapest/mess free way to do it without buying one of those $30 batter dispensers. All you need is a big zip lock bag.

just snip the corner and start squeezing :)


red velvet cupcakes (with chocolate chips added for extra yum) are ready for the oven

ready for icing! they were much red-er in person i'm gonna have to blame my iphone camera on that, i couldn't find my camera at the time.

i iced with no tip, i just used the coupler


time to cut the ears, 48 of them...i used black fondant (Satin Ice is my fav)

for the polka dots i rolled out some white fondant and used a straw to cut them out, and click here to see how i made the little bows





easy easy easy, try them out and let me know how you did :)



***got a question about the cupcake/icing recipe

Since this was a large scale baking job, and the customer required 2 different cake flavors and 2 different icing flavors i used edited box cakes to save time. I did make both icings from scratch though...always make your own icing, it makes a HUGE difference.

I bought Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix and added french vanilla pudding for flavor and added moistness, i added some brown sugar, vanilla extract and chocolate chips to bump it up a notch too.

the icing is a barefoot contessa recipe that i'm OBSESSED with. everyone that tries it is obsessed too! it makes a lot of icing so cut in half if you want to. i made full recipe for this job

* 1 pound original cream cheese (2 blocks)
* 2 sticks unsalted butter
* 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract (this makes the recipe, dont take it out!)
* 1 pound confectioners sugar

UndertheTableandDreaming

75 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! I never would have thought of icing without a tip, it looks great!

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  2. Oh MY GOSH!!! These are soooo cute!! I can't stand it!

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  3. Just darling cupcakes. Great hints on the plastic bags and coupler. Any little girl would love to get these, any big girl too! I am printing these off to add to my "make these" file. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just adorable! I like how you even added chocolate to the red cupcakes!
    I'd love for you to join us on Cupcake Tuesday!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

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  5. So cute! Love the cake & the cupcakes!

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  6. Um...Can you come to my house right now and make those for me? How CUTE are they? I love them!! Stopping by from the Girl Creative!

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  7. these are so super cute thanks for showing us how to make them

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  8. Where do I sign up to be a mouse-keteer? These are adorable and you are hilarious. I laughed when I read your comment...just make them, don't eat them!

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  9. OH wow! these are amazing! They look perfect!

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  10. oh my gosh...so fab....and pretty

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  11. How adorable...what a cute presentation! I can't wait to try them! Karen

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  12. These are out of control cute!!! Thanks for linking them up to parties. Ive seen them a couple times now and just love them.

    mrsbettierocker.blogspot.com

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  13. Love these too! Did you use fondant for the little bows too? SO CUTE!

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  14. So cute! And so yummy looking...Do you have recipes for the cupcake batter and icing?

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  15. hey everyone i added the recipe info, thanks for all of the amazing comments, you guys make me smile! :D

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  16. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  17. So glad you had a minute to link up to Cupcake Tuesday! Thanks!
    ~Liz

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  18. WOW! So cool. You did a wonderful job! I'm sure the birthday girl will be very, very pleased!

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  19. Hello, your designs are beautiful, I am from Welcome Wednesday and now following you!

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  20. Very cute! Love the cake! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  21. So cute! I think I may try them sometime for my niece, with mini OREO ears!

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  22. How cute! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  23. These cupcakes are so cute! I LOVE the idea of using a big ziploc bag. I usually just scoop them, but end up making a bit of a mess. I'll definitely be using this little trick from now on.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!

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  24. These are adorable! What a great idea about using the ziploc for filling the patty pans. No mess!

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  25. My daughter will love these for her birthday. Thanks for the awesome idea. I can't wait to make them!!! And the ziploc idea to fill the cupcakes tins is so smart.

    Thanks for the post!
    Lisa
    www.lisasrecipecards.blogspot.com

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  26. Once again, you really have out-done yourself! I am bookmarking this page too for the recipe ideas...I took a few cake decorating classes and so I know how difficult fondant can be to work with and you have just done an amazing job!

    Thank you for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  27. So so so so so so so cute!!! Stopping by from Hoo's got talent.

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  28. what a fun order! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  29. Thanks you soo much!!! I will try these for my daughters birthday!!!

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  30. I'm going to make these for my daughter's birthday next month and am wondering how you made the bows. Thanks :)

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  31. These are so cute~! I am hoping to make them for my daughters birthday also and would love to know how you made those bows? love them!!

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  32. Hello, these are very beautiful cupcakes!!!! if you dont mind me asking I would like to know how did you do the cake topper and did you do it out of real cake or you used styrofoam? Im planning on doing the same topper for this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing (:

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  33. hello! first, i want to say that the cake and cupcakes are beautiful! i came accross your website when i was searching for minnie mouse cupcakes. I would like to know how much sugar and vanilla pudding you added to the cake mix. thank you again for sharing!

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  34. Love the cupcakes - I am going to try and make them for my daughter's MM party next month. Question - how did you make the bows? Thanks!

    NatAnnK21@aol.com

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  35. I too would like to know how you made to bows...new to this! Please help! Thanks
    angelaschiller1@yahoo.com

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  36. OMG!! Soooo cute! I have to make them for my girls!!
    I'm a new follower from WW blog hop!

    Ro :)
    Have YOU had YOUR Mom-ME Moment today?
    http://www.MommyMindSpa.com

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  37. These are super cute, but what is fondant and where would I purchase it at? Also what does the texture feel like?
    Thanks

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  38. Also where did you get the bows from?
    Thanks

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  39. So I just made these cupcakes for my daughters 1st birthday this weekend and now i can totally see why you spent all night making these they take alot of work! And while they were very cute and i did make the frosting like you posted and it was definetly very good my only complaint is that the frosting melted so quick and ended up being very messy for a hot summer day! But they looked great and tasted even better!

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  40. I just had a question on the cake mix. How much of the brown sugar and vanilla and chocolate chips were added to the mix? Was it one cake box mix or two?

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  41. Hello, these are so cute, I'm making them next week but wanted to know how you made the bows? Sara

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  42. I'm probably the 100th person to ask...how did you make the bows???????

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  43. Need to know how to do the bows please!!

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  44. Love them going to make them for my niece party saturday. how did u make the bows?

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  45. i think i am going to try these.

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  46. These are absolutely precious!! How did you do the bows?

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  47. These are adorable. My daughter is turning 2 and I am wanting to try these for her bday! You did a great job. Thanks for posting. One question how do I make the pink bows like you have on yours? Thanks so much Amanda

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  48. does the fondo have to be dry or wet?to make the fondo stick do you have to add more frosting?

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  49. love them, i also would like to know how the bows are made. my daughter is turning 2 and LOVES minnie. my son who is turning 4 a few days after wants despicable me.

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  50. THE BOWS:

    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/bow.html

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  51. Lorilanimichelle@aim.comMay 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    How much brownsugar, and vanilla extract did you add to the mix?
    -Please email me back at lorilanimichelle@aim.com (:
    THANKS! Btw made these cupcakes at my daughters first birthday and people LOVED THEM (:

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  52. Do you care to email me adamjessicalux@aol.com I am wanting to know about the icing recipe and the cake recipe. Thanks

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  53. I am just starting my baking biz.. how much was the cost of the cake/cupcakes. I want to make this but need an idea of how much to charge. any help would be great. liznavarro20@yahoo.com please email me if you can.

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  54. good idea, thanks for sharing, keep posting ... !!!

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  55. I am nervously going to attempt this for Mak's Minnie Mouse Bowtique Birthday Saturday, when do you suggest I make everything? please feel free to contact me @ eenernana@yahoo.com! Thanks so much can't wait to let you know how it goes!

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  56. Love the mini mouse cupcakes! Question and I see the same being asked above. however I have a question about the cake mix brown sugar and pudding and chips how much of each. If you can please email me back at risie777@gmail.com. I am trying to make this cake for my daughters birthday cake.

    Thank you!

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  57. Ok, here's another request for the pudding/brown sugar ratio ;)
    jennifer.susan.malenab@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  58. nealdavetta@yahoo.comSeptember 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    I REALLY LOVED YOUR CAKE AND CUPCAKES GOING TO HAVE A MINNIE MOUSE PARTY VERY GOOD JOB!!!!! GET BACK WITH ME TO GIVE ME SOME POINTERS nealdavetta@yahoo.com thank you

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  59. For the ears will u also recommend to use Oreos?

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  60. For the Oreo ears , answer my question to my email, thank you!(:
    Chestii25@yahoo.com

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  61. Hi am making this cupcakes for my daughters birthday but I have the same question how much brown sugar and vanilla extract. Pls email me m_alba77@yahoo.com my baby's party will be this month on the 20 so if u can let me know thanks. And I love your work :)

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  62. Hi! So cute, but how much sugar and pudding? Email me at meganhervey@yahoo.com :)

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  63. These are absolutely adorable. You are very talented. I have the same question as everyone else.. how much pudding, chocolate chips, and brown sugar did you put in the cake mix? Please email me. jlmctm3@aol.com Thanks :-)

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  64. Thank you for the post! I love them. How did you get the frosting pink? Please reply to me at stephani_rae@msn.com

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  65. Thanks for the GREAT guide!
    Everything looks so sweet and amazing!
    I also found a lot of helpful info about Minnie Mouse Cupcakes here.

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  66. I love the idea of this! can you please tell me how much vanilla pudding, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and brown sugar are needed? you can email me at adamnguyenlol@yahoo.com thank you!

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  67. Would you cut the icing recipe in half if only doing the cupcakes? Did you just use a small amount of red food coloring to make it pink?

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  68. also, the same question as others, how much of everything did you add to the cake mix? Thanks! These are adorable and I'm excited to make these for my daughter who LOVES Minnie :)

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  69. Your photos (and instructions) inspired me to make similar cupcakes for my nieces first birthday party. The bows "made" the cupcakes! Thank you for taking the time to help someone like me be able to do make such cute cupcakes.

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let me know what you think :)