Each of my girls get to choose every aspect of their birthday. Once Gauge gets older he’ll get to do the same. They choose their breakfast (as normal), lunch and supper. What we do that do and so on. Included is, of course, their cake.
There are so many great ideas out there! From very complicated and I stand no chance of doing them, to the very simple.
These are so easy to make that I had no trouble making them, kids could easily make them as well.
Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
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Take your favorite cupcake recipe, we used chocolate recipe, which you can find below, frost with your favorite icing, a lighter color will work best as the darkness will really pop against it.
Using large Oreos, and mini Oreos make Mickey or Minnie Mouses. One large, two minis. Simple. Now, if you are talented, you could fashion little bows out of fruit roll or Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel Candy up for Minnie. I would have tried but, A: I forgot to pick up something to make bows with and B: I tend to up be up late making these cakes so small details can be tricky that late.
My tip for you would be to wait until right before you serve this to add the oreos. They were quite stale after sitting all night and most of the day as I made them the night before Brookland’s birthday. Lesson learned, not that a stale Oreo stopped anyone from eating them.
These were quite cute and might be making another appearance in November for Gauge’s birthday as he is another big Mickey Mouse fan.
Have you ever made anything like these before?
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Mix eggs and sugar together, for 2 minutes - this makes the batter quite fluffy.
- Add in baking soda and baking powder, and butter.
- Add in cocoa and vanilla.
- Alternate adding in flour and milk.
- Fill cupcakes 3/4 the way full. Using a greased pan or muffin liners.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes.