If you’re planning a Frozen party, having some Olaf Mickey ear cupcakes is an absolute must. They’re easy, fun, and definitely worth holding on to.
Olaf Mickey Ear Cupcakes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adored Frozen and then Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure–and now Frozen II. They’re just SO AWESOME. Not only does the kiddo love it, but I love the series of movies and shorts, too. So, when she asked for a Frozen party again, I knew the perfect Olaf cupcake was on the make.
Not only did I have fun making these easy Olaf Mickey ear cupcakes, but the kiddo helped me out and she put on the coal buttons–and the noses. It was totally worth it to spend a few mintues making these for the smile on her face as she gnawed on “Olaf’s nose”. If you’re ready for a moment of fun, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Frozen Party Cupcakes
- Definitely start with your favorite vanilla cupcakes. I always start with my Lazy Girl Cupcakes. They’re a simple, no-fail recipe that anyone can make, as long as you can follow instructions.
- Be sure to cool your cupcakes completely before you frost them. While warm cupcakes are tasty, a warm cupcake and icing means mess. So, don’t waste your time.
- One of the things I love best about Olaf is the ridiculous carrot nose. It’s so big and bulky and just silly. So, I tried a crazy thing and made a fondant nose that was equally goofy. You don’t have to make your carrots that big, but it’s funny.
- Your hands should be cleaned and lightly dusted with a little powdered sugar every time you work with the two different colors of fondant. The pink can be easily colored by the blue and the blue can easily turn purple if the pink gets mixed in. Either way, plan to wash hands and clean the work surface between working with each of the colors.
- If you are having trouble at all with your fondant sticking to your rolling pin, to the table, your hands or anything, just add some powdered sugar to the surface of the fondant. Not flour, powdered sugar.
- You definitely want the ears to be stiff, so make them first (as we did), then let them dry on a flat surface for a while with a fan blowing on them. When pressed for time, you can try another of these ways to dry fondant quickly.
- Order your fondant – it’s definitely worth it! Coloring fondant with food coloring isn’t hard but it changes the consistency and then you need to put it in a fridge it and all that. I got this white fondant, this orange fondant and this small package of black fondant.
How Do I Make Olaf Mickey Ear Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 12 of Your Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes
- 1 cup Orange fondant
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup White fondant
- 1/8 cup Black fondant
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 5 cups powder sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 6 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- Start by making the Mickey ears, sprinkle a bit of powder sugar, then coat white fondant with powder sugar and roll it out into a flat 1/2 inch disk.
- Using a 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 24 blue circles.
- Using your black fondant, roll out a long snake and cut off 72 tiny "pieces of coal.
- Dip your finger into a cup of water and lightly rub it on the center of a white circle.
- Place three black "coal" pieces on each white circle, where the water was placed. Repeat for all of the white circles.
- Make the carrots by breaking your orange fondant into 12 pieces and rolling them into very lumpy cones.
- Use a toothpick or the back of a butter knife to add some lines and wrinkles on each carrot.
- Allow the ears and carrots to set for about 30 minutes while you bake your cupcakes.
- Make your cupcake batter according to your recipe directions.
- Bake cupcakes per the directions on that recipe. Allow to cool completely.
- To make the icing, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
- Continue to mix until there are stiff peaks in your frosting.
- Place frosting into the decorating bag.
- Ice each of the cupcakes.
- Place two white circles on each sides of each cupcake for "ears".
- Place a carrot in the center of each cupcake.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 724Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 0gSugar: 105gProtein: 1g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
More Disney Cupcake Recipes You Might Like
- Stitch Cupcakes – You don’t get any more adorable than Stitch and these easy Mickey ear cupcakes bring Stitch to the forefront!
- Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes – If you love Jack as much as I do, these cupcakes are a no-brainer for a NBC movie night.
- Snow White Cupcakes – The original princess, she gets a beautiful poison apple cupcake that everyone will love.
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