The kiddo begged me for a Princess Belle cupcakes for a mini Princess party she wanted to throw for a playdate. Ridiculous, I know, but making Beauty and the Beast cupcakes was super fun–and insanely easy.
Princess Belle Cupcakes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a little obsession with a few things. I mean, like cupcakes. And Disney princesses. And gnomes–but that’s another story. Seriously, the kiddo and I just share a love of adding a bit of whimsy to our lives. So, when she asked for Princess Belle cupcakes for a little Disney princess party, well, who was I to argue?!
I had some leftover buttercream from another cupcake recipe and some fondant from making another cupcake…well, these Beauty and the Beast cupcakes just came together so fast, it was crazy. So, if you’re ready to make your own princess party cupcakes, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Beauty and the Beast Cupcakes
- Start with your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe. If you’re anything like me, you definitely need a “no-fail” cupcake in your life, so I always fall back on my Lazy Girl cupcakes. Done right every time–as long as you can follow a basic recipe.
- I just used fondant I grabbed at my local craft store (stop judging me–that’s where I was and it was and we just found ourselves together in the checkout line), but if it helps you here’s the set of fondant sampler I snagged–the yellow is quite nice.
- If you’d rather make your fondant homemade, I found this super quick and fun recipe to make your own homemade marshmallow fondant that’s so tasty, it’s amazing.
- Always always always let your cupcakes cool to room temperature before you frost them because warm frosting is no fun. Even when the frosting is really just a layer of fondant–it melts too, you know. LOL!
How Do I Make Princess Belle Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
- ½ stick butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 7-9 oz. yellow fondant
- 1-2 oz. Kelly green fondant
- 1-2 tsp red gel food coloring
- Bake your cupcakes per the directions in the recipe and allow them cool completely before decorating.
- Cream together butter, icing sugar and milk.
- Once the icing forms semi-stiff peaks, use a spatula or knife to apply a thin layer of icing on each cupcake.
- Roll out your yellow fondant on parchment paper to about ¼ inch thick.
- Cut out 12 yellow fondant circles with a 2-inch circle cookie cutter and place one on each cupcake.
- Roll out 12 small balls of green fondant about the size of a dime, then roll them out into snakes to make 12 stems.
- Press a fondant stem on each cupcake.
- Make 24 tiny balls of green fondant and pinch them into the shape of a small triangle to be the rose leaves.
- Add two leaves onto each stem on the cupcakes.
- Place 5-6 drops of red gel food coloring in your remaining frosting, then stir until the color is consistent before placing the frosting in a piping bag with Wilton frosting tip #74.
- Frost each cupcake with a small dollop of red frosting on the end of the stem to make your rose--and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 667Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 156gFiber: 0gSugar: 148gProtein: 0g
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More Disney Princess Cupcakes You Might Like
- Rapunzel Cupcakes – Officially the cutest cupcakes I think I’ve ever made that have a chameleon on them (also the only ones I’ve ever made with a chameleon, to be clear) these are so fun and simple, but epically cool.
- Snow White Cupcakes – One of my most popular cupcake recipes of all time, this easy Disney Princess cupcake will seriously wow you.
- Princess Anna Mickey Ears Cupcakes – I adore Frozen, Frozen II and Frozen Fever and Ol–ok, so really, I do and so does the little one. So, we’re all about these fun cupcakes!
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