As promised in my last post about T’s Mickey Mouse birthday party, I wanted to follow up with a post about making Mickey Mouse cupcakes. T loves mini cupcakes so I opted to make the Mickey cupcakes on a smaller scale (but a large quantity!) There are so many cute Mickey Mouse cupcakes on Pinterest and a lot of them involve Oreo cookies. Since my cupcakes were going to be mini, I decided to incorporate mini Oreos.
For the cupcake and frosting recipe, I opted to use our hands-down favorite cupcake recipe- the Magnolia Vanilla Cupcake recipe with Vanilla Buttercream Icing. While this recipe usually makes about two dozen full-sized cupcakes, I found it made about 75 mini cupcakes per batch. The baking time is reduced to about 10 minutes. I found mini red, white, and black polka-dotted cupcake liners at Michael’s.
To frost the cupcakes, I highly recommend reading this cupcake icing tutorial. I used about 80% of the vanilla icing to frost the tops of the cupcakes. For the remaining 20%, I mixed it with a couple tablespoons cocoa powder and set it aside to use later for the ears. I used a large closed star tip to ice the cupcakes with plain vanilla frosting. I then placed a mini Oreo in the middle of the frosted cupcake. I then used the reserved chocolate icing to pipe two “ears” on top of the Oreos using a small open star tip.
I then placed the mini Mickey Mouse cupcakes in my customized 3-tier cupcake stand (more details in the birthday post about how I made this.)
Have you ever made cupcakes for a theme party?