I love these beautiful and decadent gingerbread Minnie and Mickey cupcakes for Christmas. Fast, easy and really pretty!
Gingerbread Minnie and Mickey Cupcakes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making fun and creative cupcakes for Christmas. It just puts a smile on my face – and my kiddo’s! LOL! But even better, it’s just fun to get my crafty side going when baking. So, I made these fun gingerbread Minnie and Mickey cupcakes for Christmas that I’m just in love with!
The gingerbread faces, the bow, the sprinkles. It just all goes together to make a fun and easy treat for the holidays. Grab your mixing bowls and let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Christmas Cupcakes
- Whether you want actual gingerbread cupcakes or vanilla, it’s totally up to you. I always recommend that you start with your favorite cupcake. I like to use my Lazy Girl cupcake recipe. But, for this particular cupcake I made my gingerbread cupcakes (they’re so ridiculously yummy).
- Be sure to allow all of the fondant creations (Mickey faces, bows, etc.) to sit overnight on the counter and dry well. There’s no problem with using them right away, but if you have the time to let them dry out, they will be a lot more likely not to flop over on top of your cupcake.
- I love the way the extra layer of sprinkles looks on a cupcake with the dollop of clean icing on top. It’s super simple, just put the sprinkles in a bowl, roll each of your frosted cupcakes in the sprinkles, then pop on some more frosting. Easy peasy!
How Do I Make these Gingerbread Minnie and Mickey Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1 package Red Fondant
- 1 package Green Fondant
- 1 package Brown Fondant
- 1 package White Cookie Icing
- 1 package Brown Cookie Icing
- 1 package Pink Cookie Icing
- Gingerbread Man Sprinkles or Royal Icing Transfers
- 18 Gingerbread Cupcakes (plain and undecorated - or any other cupcake you'd like to use)
- 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 3 C powdered sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- Christmas Sprinkles (I used some I had on hand)
- Sprinkle a bit of cornstarch onto a cutting board and knead the brown fondant into the cornstarch to make it workable. Roll the brown fondant to ¼ inch thickness. With a mickey fondant cutter, cut out 36 mickey heads and set them aside on a cookie sheet.
- Pinch off ½ tsp of green fondant and mold into a larger bow. Pinch off ¼ tsp red fondant and mold into a smaller bow. Repeat steps until you have 18 bows in each color and size. Set aside on a cookie sheet and allow all of your fondant creations to dry on the counter overnight.
- With white icing, pipe an outline around the outside edge of each Mickey fondant shape and pipe wiggly lines inside each of the ears. With the brown icing, pipe smiles and eyes. And with the pink icing, pipe two small pink dots for the cheeks.
- Place one of the red bows in the center of half of the Mickey head shapes to make them Minnie heads.
- Place a small dollop of any color icing into the center of each of the green bows then press a gingerbread sprinkle (I used royal icing transfers, but I am not sure where I got them) onto the icing dollop. Allow all of the icing elements to dry.
- Make the cupcakes per the the directions for the recipe, then allow the cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.
- Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until thoroughly combined, smooth, and stiff. Place the frosting into a piping bag and pipe two rings of frosting around the edge of each cupcake, smoothing it over with a butter knife.
- Place your sprinkles into a bowl and dip the frosted cupcakes into the sprinkle mixture to cover the frosting in sprinkles.
- Pipe a second dollop of frosting into the center top of each cupcake then place a green bow in the center of the frosting dollop
- Place a Mickey and Minnie face on each side of the bow then serve your cupcakes!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
More Christmas Mickey Cupcakes You Might Like
- Holly Mickey Cupcakes – I love how easy it is to make unique and fun holiday cupcakes with Mickey Mouse on them!
- Mickey Ears Santa Cupcakes – Ho ho ho, Santa is here with these adorable Mickey Santa cupcakes!
- Mickey Reindeer Cupcakes – One of my most adorable, elegant cupcakes ever – and they taste yummy too! LOL!
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