These precious Minnie Mouse Cupcakes are perfect for parties and for Valentine's day. Vanilla cupcakes are topped with buttercream frosting, pastel sprinkles and finished with a pretty pink and purple Minnie Sugar Cookie.
After a long holiday break, it's time to start thinking about Valentine's day ideas! What better way to celebrate the very sweetest holiday than with Minnie Mouse? If this this holiday had an ambassador or mascot, she would surely be it. I adore how these treats came out and I'm so excited to share just how truly easy they are to make!
These pretty pastel cupcakes are a part of a fun collab that I am doing with my friend Lisa over at Fabulous Habits. You may remember that we created some desserts together last Easter, too! I'm SO excited that we got together to brainstorm some fun Disney inspired recipes to share this time around. We're both HUGE fans, so it was only fitting... or magical, you might say!
When I found out what she was making, I got even more excited! So, today I'm finally STOKED to be able share what she created! You will instantly fall in love with her Yoda Cookies for Valentine's Day! Eek! I can hardly stand the cuteness! Make sure to visit her and show some extra love!
Now, let's get to making some Minnie magic!
MINNIE MOUSE CUPCAKES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
With so many Minnie Mouse cupcakes ideas out there, it's hard to come up with something fresh and new. It took me about 4 tries before I came up with this exact outcome and it's just so simple but they really make me smile. I hope that you love them as much as I do.
Here is what you need to make them:
- Prepared Vanilla Cupcakes
- Prepared Pink Minnie Cookies with Purple Ribbon Icing Decor (Tips below)
- Store-Bought Buttercream Frosting
- Pastel Sprinkles
HOW TO MAKE MINNIE MOUSE CUPCAKES
You have so many options when it comes to preparing the base cupcakes for this. You can simply use store-bought cupcakes, make them from a boxed mix like I did or use any recipe of your choosing.
HOW TO CHOOSE STORE BOUGHT BUTTERCREAM
HOW TO MAKE MINNIE MOUSE SUGAR COOKIES
- Store-bought Sugar Cookie Dough combined with ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
- Small Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Pink Cookie Icing
- Purple Ribbon Icing Decoration
HOW TO FROST CUPCAKES THAT HAVE A COOKIE TOPPING
After experimenting with a few different icing tips, I have come to the conclusion that using an open star tip is the best method to support the cookie on top and also keep the shape of the icing. To sum it up, it leaves the frosting decoration soft enough for you to be able to press the cookie in, yet the frosting itself is thick enough for it to work. Be mindful that the larger and heavier the cookie, the less likely it will be to stay put on top. Try to keep your cookies thin and on the smaller side.
For these, I used my Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus with the tip and worked my way up in a circular motion with about four layers that get smaller as you work your way up.
So far, I think these ideas for minnie mouse cupcakes are my very favorite! Simple but pretty! And the colors can be tweaked to match any Minnie Mouse party or celebration you have planned!
MORE MINNIE MOUSE DESSERTS
Minnie Mouse Ear Headband Cookies.
Potion Purple Minnie Cookies are so fun to make.
Mickey and Minnie Christmas Sugar Cookies.
- 12 Prepared Vanilla Cupcakes
- 12 Minnie Sugar Cookies with Pink Icing & Purple Ribbon Icing Decoration
- Wilton Buttercream Frosting, Medium
- Pastel Sprinkles
- Use an open star tip to pipe the frosting into 4 layers that gradually get smaller.
- Lightly add sprinkles to the frosting.
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Voila! That's a deliciously sweet wrap!
Hope you enjoyed this fun Valentine’s Day collab with my friend Lisa from Fabulous Habits! Make sure to follow her on Instagram, too for fresh and fun ideas from food to fashion. She lights up my feed every day 😉
Do you like seeing these fun collaborations? I'd love to hear from you. Do you have any fun suggestions for our next collab?