I am really beside myself with how cool these Sally Nightmare Before Christmas cupcakes turned out. They’re everything Sally, and stitched perfectly together.
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are kindred spirits with the sweet, stitched girl that only slightly poisons her “father”-creator, whatever. She’s just the most relatable young lady and I can’t help but sympathize with her. So, when the kiddo asked for a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night, I was all about making a set of Sally cupcakes and cuddling under a blanket!
What really got me was how into making these cupcakes my kiddo got. She was all about drawing the stitches on and making the bows. If you’re not letting your kids help make these cupcakes, you’re missing out on a great time. If you’re ready to get some NBC cupcakes made, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Nightmare before Christmas 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.
- 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.
- Try not to roll your fondant too thin or your Sally ears won’t stand up.
- 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 package of teal fondant, this small package of pink fondant and this small package of yellow fondant.
How to Make Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cupcakes
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.
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- Stitch Cupcakes - He's the cutest little baddie with an attitude. I love him--and those ears. THOSE EARS!
- Ursula Cupcakes - She's all about tentacles and dragging people down into the depths. Love. These. Cupcakes. Or else.
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