Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Disney Princess Cupcakes Recipe and Video



These cupcakes will be a big hit at your next Disney Princess-themed birthday party! Not only are they delicious with their moist cake and buttercream frosting but they're incredibly easy to make!


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Disney Princess Cupcakes
*makes 1 dozen

Ingredients:

12 standard-size cupcakes (baked and cooled)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavoring)
5 cups powdered/confectioner's sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk
food coloring (yellow, blue and red or pink)
edible glitter
small edible icing flowers
small plastic Disney Princess figurines (I found mine at the 99 Cents Store)


Directions:

Bake cupcakes according to directions on package or recipe. Let cool completely. Set aside for later.

Place butter, shortening and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. After all 5 cups of sugar have been added, the frosting will be thick and crumbly. Now it's time to add the milk. Add 1 tablespoons at a time and mix on high until light and creamy.

Separate the frosting into 4 bowls for coloring. I only colored 3 of mine and left 1 white (see the video above) but you are welcome to color all 4. Add drops of food coloring into each bowl and mix with a spoon or spatula until you reach the desired shade.

Spoon each color of frosting into a gallon-size Ziploc bag and cut off 1/2-inch from one end to create a homemade cake decorating bag (watch the video above to see how this is done).

Take a cupcake and begin squeezing the frosting around the edge in a circular motion, then fill in the middle. 

Sprinkle with edible glitter. Carefully set a Disney Princess figure in the center of the frosting and gently press down to secure. Add a few edible flowers around the toy's base. 

Repeat these steps for the remaining cupcakes.

Enjoy!!











Friday, July 18, 2014

Mini-Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae Recipe



    I'm sure you've heard all about "The Kitchen Sink" at Beaches & Cream (Disney's Beach Club Resort). It's a giant sundae that includes every ice cream flavor and topping and it's brought to your table in a silver sink. Well, both Disneyland and Disney World have begun offering a smaller version of the sundae at various locations within their parks. You get 3 flavors of ice cream and multiple toppings served in a plastic souvenir sink shaped like Mickey's pants. It's called the "Mini-Mickey Sink". Now, don't let the name fool you, this treat is large enough for 2-3 people to share. It can cost between $14-22 depending on which location you purchase it at but I'm going to show you how to make it in your very own home following this easy recipe.


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Mini-Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae

Ingredients:

3 flavors of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or your favorite flavors)
hot fudge topping
strawberry topping or preserves
pineapple topping
peanut butter topping (or regular creamy peanut butter)
brownies (homemade or store-bought)
Oreos
whipped cream (canned or homemade)
chocolate chips
peanut butter chips
multi-colored sprinkles
maraschino cherries



Directions:

Place 3 heaping scoops of ice cream into a large bowl*. Top with: hot fudge, strawberry, pineapple and peanut butter toppings. Add brownies and Oreos. Top with a mound of whipped cream. Sprinkle with: chocolate & peanut butter chips, and sprinkles. Finish off with a few maraschino cherries. Share with a friend! 



*I purchased large red plastic bowls (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and painted yellow buttons on the front to make them look similar to the souvenir bowls they serve the sundae in at the Disney Parks.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Harry Potter-Inspired Butterbeer Milkshake Recipe

To celebrate today's official opening of Diagon Alley 
at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Orlando,
I created a Butterbeer Milkshake for all of you Harry Potter fans.
You'll get the sweet taste of butterscotch
along with the zing of cream soda
in this easy-to-make, delicious shake.


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Butterbeer Milkshake Recipe
*serves 1

Ingredients:

4 scoops homestyle vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup cream soda (if not available, use club soda or carbonated water)
3 tablespoons butterscotch syrup (found near ice cream toppings)
whipped cream
butterscotch chips


Directions:

Scoop ice cream into blender pitcher. Add cream soda and butterscotch syrup. Blend on high until light and frothy. Pour into glass. Pile on whipped cream. Drizzle a bit more of the butterscotch syrup on top. Finish off with a sprinkle of butterscotch chips. Enjoy while watching your favorite Harry Potter movie (or all of them)!!




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Harry Potter's Butterbeer Recipes (Hot & Cold)



Harry Potter's Pumpkin Juice Recipe

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mickey's 4th of July Fireworks Fruit Parfait Recipe

Celebrate the 4th of July
with this Disney-inspired treat
that's incredibly easy to make
and fun to eat!!



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Mickey's 4th of July Fireworks Fruit Parfait
*serves 8


Ingredients:

1 pre-made Angel Food Cake (bought in grocery store bakery or made from a mix)
1 lb. fresh strawberries, stems removed and cut into quarters
1 lb. fresh blueberries
2 cans of whipped cream* (can also be substituted with: ice cream, Cool Whip, or yogurt)
vanilla wafers (2 per parfait)
clear punch cups (Dollar Tree or party supply store)
4th of July decorations, to look like fireworks (I found mine at Dollar Tree, it was a weighted centerpiece)





Directions:

Cut the cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.

Take a punch cup and drop a few cake cubes into it (3-4).

Next, add a layer of whipped cream.

Now, add some blueberries.

Add some more cake cubes.

Add another layer of whipped cream.

Finish with a layer of strawberries.

Top it off with a mound of whipped cream.

Insert your decoration to look like fireworks.

Set a vanilla wafer on each side for the Mickey ears.

**Because of the whipped cream, this recipe should not be made until ready to serve. But if you'd like to prepare them sooner, then substitute the whipped cream for: Cool Whip or yogurt.


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Disney Diner's 100th Episode!!! Mad Hatter Tea Party Recipes


Here it is!!
The 100th Episode of The Disney Diner!!!

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When researching recipes for The Mad Hatter Tea Party, I knew 5 things:

1. I wanted them to be incredibly simple to make.

2. I wanted them to be made with easy-to-find ingredients.

3. I wanted them to take very little time to make, so that a busy mother (or father) could recreate the whole menu in one day, if needed.

4. I wanted them to be colorful.

5. I wanted them to be delicious!!


So that's how this menu came to be:


In this SUPER-SIZED episode, I show you how to make recipes like:













PLUS, many, many more!!

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THANKS FOR WATCHING
&
HAVE A FRABJOUS DAY!!



***DON'T FORGET TO WATCH LAST WEEK'S EPISODE:
DIY MAD HATTER DECORATING ON A BUDGET ***