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This Easy Mickey Cupcake Decorating Idea is So Fun!

I love an easy cupcake and this easy Mickey cupcake decorating idea doesn’t get any easier. You and the kiddo can make these cupcakes together in just minutes!

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How fun are these Mickey Mouse cupcakes–and they take just minutes to decorate!

Mickey Cupcake Decorating Idea

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore the mini-parties the kiddo asks for. It’s not like she’s asking for a ton of things, just a tiny celebration of this doll’s birthday or that first-time-riding-a-scooter (it’s not, but whatever). And if we have friends over? Even more party-times are in store. That’s where these Mickey cupcakes come in to play.


The kiddo asked for a little Mickey Mouse party in celebration of–of all things–watching a Mickey movie one evening. So, we partied like it was a tiny fun birthday, just because we were having a movie night together. Best part of being mom, right?! If you’re ready for a Mickey party (big or small), let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Mickey Cupcakes

  • First, start with your favorite cupcakes. I made these with my yummy Lazy Girl chocolate cupcakes, because, you know, chocolate for Mickey. But if you prefer vanilla cupcakes, I like to use my Lazy Girl cupcakes. Both recipes are amazing because they’re absolutely no-fail, as long as you can read (and follow) a recipe.
  • Get some red cupcake liners here because you’ll need those. It’s serious business getting these Mickey Mouse cupcakes decorated just right.
  • Aaaand, you’ll need some yellow buttons like these here. Because, again, this is important for the decorations. Just read on, friend.
  • I made the little Mickey ears with mini-OREO cookies this time. But I have loads of tutorials where I’ve made Mickey ears from fondant, so if you don’t have any mini-OREO cookies, you can always whip-up (or whip out) some fondant and cut some out.
easy mickey cupcakes recipe


I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 12 Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

Mickey Cupcake Decorating Idea

easy mickey cupcakes recipe

This is the easiest way to make Mickey Mouse cupcakes EVER. Seriously, so simple, you'll probably laugh at me that I even made this a recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 12 Chocolate (or Vanilla) Cupcakes
  • 24 Mini-OREO Cookies


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream


  1. Bake cupcakes per the recipe, using the red cupcake liners, then allow them to cool completely.
  2. Hot glue two yellow buttons to one side of each cupcake.
  3. To make the frosting, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until it reaches the stiffed peak stage.
  4. Place frosting into the decorating bag.
  5. Ice each cupcake in a big swirl.
  6. Place two mini-OREO cookies on either side of the frosting and enjoy! photo collage of how to make easy mickey mouse cupcakes


You'll also need:

  • 24 Yellow Buttons
  • Red Cupcake Liners
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 52gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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