Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

We have an official Minnie Mouse (and Mickey Mouse) obsession at our home.  Ever since my now 4 year old met Mickey in real life last year at Disneyland she has been obsessed.  So, when her birthday rolled around this year I knew we would be going with a Minnie Mouse theme.  Here are the cupcakes we came up with.

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I wanted something easy because I had so many other things I wanted to focus my time and energy on.  And as a busy mom, time is hard to come by.

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Nothing to fancy…just red icing…which came out as more of a pinkish hue…

Some fun white sprinkles from Wilton and some mini Oreos which I had left-over from the Minnie Mouse Oreo Pops.

And then I topped them off with some super easy cupcake toppers which is just scrapbook paper taped onto some toothpicks.

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The cupcakes were strawberry flavored and I used the following recipe:

Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe from
Recipe Girl

2¼ cups cake flour
1½ cups granulated sugar
2¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup pureed frozen strawberries (about ¼ of a 1 pound bag)
4 large egg whites
1/3 cup milk

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1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 cupcake pan with paper liners.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl with electric mixer, blend butter with strawberry puree. Add flour mixture and blend until light and fluffy (batter will be very thick).

4. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, milk and dye. Add whites in three parts to the batter mixture, mixing only until incorporated after each addition.

5. Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

6. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

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They were delish!  I can’t wait to share a couple more details of the party with you next time.  Anyone else out there have a love for Mickey and Minnie Mouse?

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I thought it would be fun to share some of our older family photos with  you from one of our favorite places!

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And….one last thing…I just found out I was nominated for Parents.com for Best Crafts for Kids Blog Award.

I would love it if you could hop on over and vote for The Idea Room.

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Simply click on the link Best Crafts for Kids Blog Award!

Thanks so much!

Comments

  1. says

    They look darling! Did you make her ears, too? We have a minnie obsession going on here, too! My 3 year old had a minnie party in April. :) My husband and I are going to surprise the kids by taking them to D-Land for Thanksgiving break. It should be fun!

    • says

      I did not make the ears although I had thought about it. I happened to be in the Mall of America this past weekend and bought them at the Disney Store. She wants to be Minnie for Halloween too…so it made sense to buy them. One less thing to worry about making. That surprise trip sounds like so much fun. I always thought a surprise trip would be so much fun!

    • says

      haha…So funny! Same here. We don’t have cable so the kids didn’t really know them either. But they hyped them up for little girl and then she was hooked. Kind of fun to have a different obsession as my older two (and one boy who shall remain unnamed :)) had an obsession with Sleeping Beauty and Belle.

  2. Robby says

    I am planning a minnie mouse party right now for my almost 3 year old daughter. thanks for all the great ideas, i am definatelyl going to use some.

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