There is no way on earth that I will miss movie night with my kid, making Dumbo cupcakes, watching one of our favorite movies and cuddling on the couch!
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we really got excited about the release of Disney+ and all the videos in the “the vault” but what we really love (like really really love) is movie night with the kiddo watching her favorite movies a million times. This time, if you can’t guess, this week, it’s Dumbo. And, of course, we had to make fun Dumbo cupcakes to have our latest movie night.
And if little flying elephants are your thing, you’re definitely going to love this easy cupcake decorating idea. It took me about 10 minutes to decorate the cupcakes. Seriously–12 of them done in 10 minutes. So, if you’re ready for a quick cupcake decorating idea for elephant-lovers, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Dumbo Inspired Cupcakes
- Do a couple of practice Dumbo faces of your frosting on some parchment paper. The frosting doesn’t come out right when it’s just starting and it never hurts to practice–I did!
- Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them. Warm frosting runs and friends, it’s not pretty. Don’t traumatize your kids with melted Dumbo faces—ewww.
- To get these bright and pretty fondant colors, which I could not find at my local craft store (where I found myself for some reason…hmmm…) and so, I made my own.
- If you need a vanilla cupcake recipe, I recommend making our Lazy Girl’s Easy Vanilla Cupcakes. They take less than 30-minutes and use ingredients you likely have on hand. And they are a BIG hit on Pinterest. Who doesn’t LOVE a no-fail cupcake?!
How to Make Easy Dumbo Cupcakes
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.
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- Epically Easy Mickey Cupcakes - This is seriously one of the easiest cupcake decorating ideas ever. The kiddo loves helping. And who doesn't love Mickey?!
- Adorable Swirled Bubblegum Cupcakes - You get the most amazingly tasty cupcake with a tiny gum ball on top?! I'm sold. Leave off the bubblegum and you get a fun cotton candy cupcake! So easy!
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