Cute as a Bug’s Ear! Bake These Adorable Classic Minnie Cupcakes!

in Disney, Food

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As the 1930s saying goes, these classic Minnie Mouse cupcakes are “cute as a bug’s ear”! Inspired by Minnie’s style during the 30s, these adorable cupcakes feature her famous red hat (complete with Minnie’s signature daisy!) and blue polka dot skirt.

These would be perfect for a retro Mickey and Minnie inspired birthday party or any day you need some extra sunshine to brighten your mood! The bright colors and sweet Minnie Mouse ears on these cupcakes are sure to make you smile.

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Vintage Minnie Mouse Cupcakes (Courtesy of Disney Family)

What You Need:

  • 1 box preferred brand of red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1 1/4 c water
  • Cream cheese frosting (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 bag red candy melts
  • ¼ c white candy melts
  • ¼ c green candy melts
  • Yellow confetti sprinkles
  • Sanding sugar
  • 16 mini chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Muffin tin
  • Blue polka-dot cupcake liners
  • Small paper drinking cup
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Baking sheet fitted with parchment paper
  • Toothpicks
  1. What You Do:
  2.  In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Spoon batter into a muffin tin lined with blue polka-dot cupcake liners. Bake according to instructions on the cake mix box. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  3. Mash 4 cupcakes into a small mixing bowl until dough is formed. If the dough is too dry, add a bit of frosting to the mixture. Scoop out 2 tbsp of the dough, roll into a ball, and cut each ball in half. Dip each half of the cake balls into  red candy melts. Dab off any excess melts, then place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. While the melts are setting, insert a toothpick into one side of each domed round. Let dry completely.

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  4. Use a ruler and marker to mark the sides of drinking cup by 3/4”. Use scissors to cut around the cup so that the entire circumference is 3/4” up the sides of the cup.

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  5. Spoon 2 tsp of the warmed melts into the cup mold. Tilt the melts around to completely coat the inside of the mold and up each side. Let to dry completely before you “unmold”. Use a dab of the red candy melts to attach a dipped half cake ball into the center of the molded “tart shell.”

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  6. Melt the white and green candy melts. Create the daisies by using toothpicks to “draw” small daisies onto parchment paper. Let dry completely, then flip over. Use toothpicks to “draw” the green flower stems. Before the stems completely dry, attach a completed daisy onto the top end of each stem. Let dry completely. Use a dab of white candy melts to attach a yellow confetti sprinkle in the center of each daisy.

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  7. With a twisting motion, remove the toothpick from Minnie’s hat. Use kitchen tweezers to insert the stem of a completed daisy into the small hole. Tiny dabs of leftover red melts can be used as glue to secure the daisy to the hat.

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  8.  Frost the cupcakes. Sprinkle a little sanding sugar atop the frosting. Place 1 mini sandwich cookie on each side of the cupcake as Minnie’s ears. Top the cupcake with Minnie’s Vintage Daisy Hat and enjoy!

These vintage Minnie Mouse cupcakes are (almost) too cute to eat! Display them on a vintage cake stand or create a cupcake cake!

Enjoy a full day of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse inspired cooking with these Minnie grilled cheese sandwiches and Mickey churro waffles. Yum!

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