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, I adore the mini-parties my little one comes up with. 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-she-rides-her-scooter (again). And if we have friends over, we can almost guarantee there’s going to be dessert.

The little one asked for a little Mickey Mouse party in celebration watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with her younger cousin. So, we set up a faux Disney party and made these because cupcakes are the perfect dessert for kids of all ages. 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. If you prefer something a bit lighter, I like to use my Lazy Girl vanilla cupcakes. Both recipes are amazing because they’re absolutely no-fail.
  • Now that I’m thinking about it, you could make marble cupcakes with the two recipes above so easily!
  • Get some red cupcake liners here because you’ll need those and pick up some yellow buttons like these here.
  • I made the little Mickey ears with mini-OREO cookies this time but I have loads of tutorials here on Ruffles and Rain Boots where I’ve made Mickey ears from fondant. You can also use the melting chocolate wafers from the craft store (they come in so many colors).
  • Heading to Disney World or Disneyland? Whip up a batch of these super easy cakes and make the announcement even more memorable.
  • If you have little hands who want to help but might need to sit this one out, give them these free cupcake coloring sheets.
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How to Make Easy Mickey Mouse Ears Cupcakes

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions. These are literally so quick and easy and the kids will just love them!

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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