Frozen Olaf Inspired Minnie Mouse Ears Cupcakes Recipe #Frozen2 #Olaf #cupcakes #baking #cake #Disney #MinnieMouse

Adorable snowman Olaf burst onto our screens in the first Frozen movie and became a surefire hit with adults and children alike.  His sweet personality and infectious excitement are set to return later this month with the release of Frozen 2, so let's celebrate all things Olaf with these adorable Frozen Olaf-inspired Minnie mouse ears cupcakes.


Like the Frozen Minnie Mouse Ear cupcakes, these cute Olaf cupcakes are easier to make than they look, you just have to follow one stage at a time and make sure you're prepared with all ingredients and equipment in advance.

Minnie Mouse Ears Olaf Cupcakes

1. Fondant Ears and Bow

Ingredients

1 package of black fondant - buy in the UK
1 package of orange fondant - buy in the UK
1 package of white fondant
1 Wilton silicone fondant bow tie mould
1 mini circle fondant cutter
#1 A round icing tip

Directions

1. Sprinkle some powder / icing sugar onto a cutting board

2. Roll out the white fondant to a 1/4 inch (5-6 cm) thickness and cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears.

3. Roll out the black fondant into 1/4 inch (5-6 cm) thickness then use the icing tip to cut out 72 little black dots for 'coal' spots.

Bow directions

1. Powder your hands with powder sugar and mould the orange fondant into a ball.

2. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the bow mould.  Make 22 bows.

3. Allow all to dry overnight.


2. Chocolate Twigs for Olaf's "Hair"

Ingredients

1 C / 175g milk chocolate melting chips
1 reusable piping bag
1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper

Directions

1. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave on 30 second increments.

2. Scoop the melted chocolate into the piping bag.

3. Pipe out about 24-26 twig branches for the hair.


3. French Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes 22 Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box of french vanilla cake mix or make from scratch with this recipe
3 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 C / 115g softened unsalted sweet cream butter
1 C / 250ml whole milk
cupcake liners
cupcake pan

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F / 175C.  Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners.

2. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk and stir until combined.

3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.

4. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.


4. Vanilla Frosting

Ingredients

3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened / 675g unsalted butter
6 C powdered sugar / 600g icing sugar
5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream / double cream
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Large piping bag with large star tip
1 container of white crystal sprinkles - buy in the UK

Directions

1. Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth.

2. Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag.

3. Pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.


5. Decorating the cupcakes

1. Place orange bow into the centre of the frosting.

2. Place the ears on either side of the bow.


3. Place the stick 'hair' behind the bow.

4. Sprinkle a little bit of the crystal sprinkles onto the cupcakes for a shimmer like snow!




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