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Simple “Big Hero 6” Cupcakes

Big Hero 6 cupcakeThis past weekend my son, Gavin, and I saw Disney’s newest film, “Big Hero 6.” We loved it! Baymax was Gavin’s favorite hero. A funny robot with a kindness that’s pure with selflessness, Baymax has won my heart too.

When I mentioned to Gavin I’d like to make Baymax cupcakes, he jumped right into helping me. He and I created these simple Baymax-inspired cupcakes.  I’m proud to say that the design of the cupcakes came from Gavin’s suggestion and I think they came out adorable!

I started with a basic white cupcake in a Wilton white baking cup.

Baymax cupcakes  Next I applied white icing to each cupcake.

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Using a spatula Gavin helped me smooth out the icing.

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Using two brown M & M pieces and black licorice, we added Baymax’s eyes.

Baymax Cupcake

It’s that simple!  It took more time to divide the brown chocolate candies than to decorate the cupcakes!

 

 Did you see Disney’s “Big Hero 6” yet?  Which hero was your favorite?

Flying High with a Pizza Pie Planes Party! {Free Printable Menu Cards & More}

Planes Pizza Party

Are you going to see Disney Planes Fire & Rescue this weekend?  We’ll be there!

To say my son, Gavin loves airplanes, would be an understatement.  There isn’t a day that goes by when discussing planes or something that flies isn’t part of our conversation and aviation is a staple in almost every play activity.  This seven-year-old boy goes through flying toys as if he’s changing clothing.  It’s not because he doesn’t take care of his toys, he wears them out or the plane gets stuck in a tree.  With the movie release of Disney Planes last year (see my review here), Gavin’s love of airplanes unbelievably grew and he immediately started asking when Planes Fire & Rescue would be in the theater.  Well, the movie release week has finally arrived!

To celebrate this exciting event I put together a couple “Free Printable” Planes-inspired items that I created and party planning tips to help you host a Pre-Show “Flying High with a Pizza Pie” Planes Party for your little aviators and their friends!

 Planes Themed Pizza!

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There are so many different types of pizza that you can have at a pizza party!  Try offering the kids specialty pizza and place these silly menu cards close by.  It’ll give young readers a chuckle or two before choosing their pizza.

  • Chicken Wing-man Pizza
  • Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Flying Pizza
  • Ham & Cheesy Flight Attendants Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pie In The Sky Pizza
  • Flying High Cheese Pizza Pie

I’ve created this set of FREE printable pizza party menu cards for you to use. (For Personal Use Only)  Simply print the Planes Pizza Party file (found below) on white card stock, cut the orange and blue colored cards out and fold along the white line.

Click on the Planes “Pizza Party Menu Cards” link for the five piece printable menu cards.

Planes Pizza Party Menu Cards

Dessert!

Planes cupcakesI made these Planes-inspired cupcakes for my son’s birthday party last year.  Check out the super simple cloud icing tutorial for these soaring cupcakes here!

Dusty cookie popsAnother Planes-inspired dessert option are these Dusty Cookie Pops.  You can see my simple tutorial here!

Decor! {Free Printable Template}

Now that you’ve got the food covered, time to decorate the food table! Add a simple planes garland to the front of your food table, to complete your pizza party table.

Airplane Garland template

You can download the airplane template here!

 Trace the template on orange and blue card stock for the airplanes to match the menu cards.  Then add blue and orange table wear and your party will be soaring!

Still looking for more Planes party ideas?

Check out my son’s planes-themed birthday party here!

Check In Desk (Presents!)

Now you’re ready to have the perfect Pre-show Planes-inspired Pizza Party!  Enjoy your party and then off to show!

Donald Duck Cupcakes

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Happy Birthday Donald Duck!

Today, I’m so excited to be participating in a Birthday Blog Hop for my favorite hot-headed feathered friend.  Let’s get this party started with some Donald Duck inspired cupcakes!

Donald Duck cupcakes

 Are you ready to start celebrating?  Here’s a photo tutorial on how to make these super simple Donald Duck inspired cupcakes, including a printable hat template.

Since Donald has white feathers, I chose to make white cake cupcakes.  After baking and cooling, I iced them in a simple swirl formation by starting on the outside of the cupcake and making my way to the center.  After one swirl, I made a second swirl on top to give it height.

Donald Duck cupcake 020At this point (pun intended), my son walked into the room and said, “Cool Mommy, you made Donald Duck butts!”

I have to admit, I agreed with him.  They do look like Donald’s butt.  If you’d like to celebrate Donald’s birthday today and you’re pressed for time, then I’m certain you’ll get a chuckle or two from your kids when you present them with Donald Duck butts after school today.

However, if you’d like to make the cupcakes I featured at the beginning of this post, let’s continue to the next step.

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Print out this Donald Duck template below and trace it on a piece of blue card-stock.  You’ll need two hats for each cupcake.

Donald Duck Hat Template

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Hot glue a toothpick and a piece of black ribbon to each hat.

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Add a second Donald hat on top with another dab or two of hot glue.

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Donald’s hat is now complete and it’s time to move onto his bow-tie.

Using red candy melts in a squeeze bottle, pipe bow-ties on wax paper.  To keep my ties consistent, I drew a bow-tie on a piece of paper and used it as a template under the wax paper to trace with chocolate.  Allow the chocolate to fully dry before placing them on your iced cupcakes.

Donald Duck cupcake bowties

Isn’t he such a dapper duck?

Donald Duck cupcake

Happy Birthday Donald!

Don’t let the party stop here!  Visit the other blogs on this Donald Duck Birthday Blog Hop for more fun!

Wreck-It Ralph Inspired Vanellope Cupcakes

Vanellope cupcakes

Last weekend, I asked the Mouse Ears Mom Facebook Friends what Disney character they would like to see me attempt to make as a character-inspired cupcake.  The requests were fantastic.  One request was a “Wreck-It Ralph” inspired cupcake.  Vanellope Von Schwetz, the adorable star character of the game Candy Crush in the film “Wreck-It Ralph”, has the perfect candy sprinkled hair. I just had to give it a try.

If you’ve follow my blog, then you know that my skill level for decorating cupcakes is that of a first grader.  However, it doesn’t stop me from having fun and if my kids recognize what I’m doing, then I feel I have a winner.  This cupcake isn’t one of my best, but Gavin instantly recognized it as Vanellope’s hair, so that’s why I’m sharing it today. Here’s a closer look at her hair and how I made the cupcake.

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To create her licorice hair tie I used a strand of Twizzler Pull and Peel candy.

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After icing the top of the cupcake black I added the licorice tie and then filled it in with black icing.

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I used a star tip for the wave in the hair and sprinkled it with miniature M&M pieces and ice cream sprinkles.  That’s it!

As you can see, the cupcake is simple to make and I think it’s a perfect fit for a “Wreck-It Ralph” party.  If you’re looking for a fun cupcake to make for a Disney Infinity themed birthday party, I think Vanellope would be a great fit too!  Seriously, how can you go wrong with sprinkles?

If you’re looking for other Disney Infinity birthday party ideas.  Here’s a link to a simple party decor idea!

http://www.mouseearsmom.com/2014/02/24/disney-infinity-party-planning/

Have a Magical Day!

Picnicking With Mickey Cupcakes

Picnic mickey

Are you planning a family picnic this Memorial Day Weekend? Add a little Disney magic to a simple cupcake by adding these easy-to-make Mickey Mouse chocolates.

Mickey chocolates

To make these chocolates you’ll need chocolate candy melts, wax paper, a microwave safe squeeze bottle or microwave safe disposable decorating bags and my Mickey Mouse template.

Below is the template that I created with the use of a Mickey Mouse craft punch.  Print it out to get started!

Mickey Mouse chocolates template

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Using the template underneath a sheet of wax paper makes creating Mickey Mouse candies a breeze.  Simply melt the chocolate in the squeeze bottle or in your decorating bag, snip a small hole at the end and then cover the blue Mickey heads with chocolate. Once the chocolate has cooled, flip them over and your miniature Mickeys are ready to magically transform your cupcakes!

One important tip to make your candies fabulous ~ do not try to trace the Mickey head to create the candy.  This will give the candies bubbles on the back side, instead of the smooth finish you see on the candies pictured on the blue plate.  Instead, apply chocolate in the center of the large circle until it fills the entire circle.  Follow with adding the ears by applying chocolate again in the center of one ear until it fills the ear and then complete Mickey by adding his last ear.  Talk about easy!

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Have a Magical Monday everyone!