Make Your Own Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
The one thing my daughter wanted for her birthday? Minnie Mouse cupcakes.
So we came up with these sweet (and simple) Minnie Mouse cupcakes. They totally fit the bill and were so quick to put together.
How to Make Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
- Bake your cupcakes. I generally opt for a box mix, mainly because I like to focus on the homemade frosting and decorating and less about the cake itself.
- Frosting. I make my own. It’s super simple and generally easier to spread than store-bought and easy to tint to the color you need.
- Minnie Mouse ears. Mini Oreos made great Minnie Mouse ears. I cut them in half, scraped out the middle and just used the cookie portion.
- Pearls. I used these white pearl sprinkles for a little added fun on top!
- Minnie Mouse bows. The bow was the trickiest part—and it ended up being a lot easier than I expected. My first thought was to try fondant for the first time to make the bows. In the interest of keeping things simple (and inexpensive), my husband took a stroll down the candy aisle. And scored. Big. He found a bag of gummy hearts (on post-Valentine’s Day clearance, nonetheless!). And the best part? The bag was a mix of our daughter’s favorite colors: pink, purple and both. My husband got to work cutting the bottom of the heart into a bow shape.
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Our Minnie Mouse cupcakes were a big hit!
Here’s a peek at what we brought to our family Christmas celebration: a fruit tree centerpiece! It was really easy to do and my son had fun helping us assemble it. Just choose your favorite fruits and cheeses, break out the toothpicks and start in! We already had the festive Christmas tray and just had to pick up the foam tree from the craft store. It was only a few bucks and, if I had planned ahead, I could’ve used a 40% off coupon on it.
Here’s another view (after people had been snacking on it). My husband had the idea to put the top of the pineapple on the tray, too, which was a fun little addition. The star was cut from pineapple. We added the rest of the fruit and cheese on the tray as well. Next time (if we were to tackle fruit arrangements again) I’d get strawberries and larger fruits (more kiwi, for instance) to fill in some of the spaces more quickly and easily.
Here was my “fruit arrangements” inspiration at Ginger & Garlic, found via Pinterest, of course! I didn’t realize how much fruit it takes to cover that amount of real estate (much less to look as densely covered as hers). So if you think you may have enough fruit, buy more!
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Bento Box recipes
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Look for the full leprechaun lunch tutorial over here at Lisa Storms. And be sure to take a look around at her other bento box recipes. That’s one creative mom!
I’ve been experimenting more and more with how to get the kids to eat well – and without complaining! I’m always looking for less picky and more fun. The simplest ways I can get there, the better. It’s been a lot of fun to search online for all the inventive ways to keep the kids interested in what’s on their plate.
Is every meal a party here? No, definitely not. But whenever I can add just a little fun to lunch, I jump on the chance!
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