Minnie Mouse|Daisy Duck Inspired Cupcake Recipe
The other day, I was thinking of doing something extraordinary for my daughter's birthday party. Baking a cake was a good option, but I wanted something that could bring a smile to every kid's face. So, after spending a lot of time brainstorming, I came up with an amazing idea.
1 Wilton fondant bow mold
1 Daisy floral fondant plunger
1 mini circle fondant cutter
22 cupcake liners
1 large piping bag with large star tip
Fondant Ears and bow 1 package white fondant 1 package purple fondant 1 package yellow fondant Cupcake Instructions 1 box french vanilla cake mix 3 large eggs room temp ½ cup butter softened unsalted sweet cream 1 cup whole milk Vanilla Frosting Ingredients 3 cups butter unsalted sweet cream, softened 6 cups powdered sugar 6 tbsp heavy whipping cream (try 5-7 tbsp) 2 tsp vanilla extract
Fondant Ears & Floral Pieces Sprinkle some powder sugar onto a cutting board. Roll out the white fondant into 1/4 inch thickness and cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears and set aside. Roll out more white fondant into ¼ inch thickness and use the small and medium daisy fondant plunger to cut of floral pieces. Set aside to dry. Powder your hands with powder sugar and mold the yellow fondant into a nerd candy size ball and set aside allow to dry. Directions on making the floral Dip your finger into a cup of water and lightly dab it onto the back of the small daisy fondant piece. Place it into the middle of the bigger daisy. Carefully dab a small amount of water onto the yellow ball and place into the center of the daisies. Allow drying for a few hours. Dab a bit of water onto the side of one of the white circles. Place the daisy on top of the ear. Allow drying for a few hours. Powder your hands with powder sugar and mold the Purple fondant into a ball. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the larger bow size mold. Make 22 bows Cupcake Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk and stir until combined. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting. Vanilla Frosting Instructions Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth. Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag. Decorating directions Frost cooled cupcakes with the frosting. Place a purple bow into the center of the frosting. Place the ears on the side of the bow. Do this for the rest of the 21 cupcakes and you are done.
Serving: 1 cupcake Calories: 418 kcal Carbohydrates: 33 g Protein: 2 g Fat: 32 g Saturated Fat: 20 g Trans Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 110 mg Sodium: 274 mg Potassium: 37 mg Sugar: 33 g Vitamin A: 1017 IU Vitamin C: 1 mg Calcium: 28 mg Iron: 1 mg