Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Disney Halloween Cupcakes: Candy Corn and Mickey Mouse Ghost

You can find these fun cupcakes offered at Disney Parks
during the Halloween season but I'm going to show you
how to make them at home for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Click below to watch now:

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 box cake mix, your choice of flavor
Halloween-themed cupcake liners
eggs, oil and water, as indicated on back of cake mix box


Follow instructions on box and bake. Let cool completely.

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 lbs. (7.5 cups) powdered sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk


Place butter, shortening and vanilla in large bowl and mix with electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Frosting will become hard to mix. Pour in the milk, 2 tablespoons at a time until you have the right consistency. Mix well until light and creamy.

Candy Corn Cupcakes Ingredients:

yellow food coloring
orange food coloring
Wilton Candy Melts or mini Oreos or mini York Peppermint Patties
edible glitter or sprinkles


Separate into 3 bowls. Leave 1 bowl white. Color the 2nd bowl of frosting yellow and the 3rd orange. Spoon each color into a cake decorating bag or a gallon-size freezer bag and cut off 1/2 inch from one of the corner's (watch the above video to see how this is done).

Squeeze a swirl of yellow near the edge of the cupcake, close circle and fill in center. Next, take the orange icing and make a smaller swirl 1/2-inch from edge of cupcake. With the white frosting, make a dollop on top of the orange. 

Place 2 Wilton Candy Melts (or other disc-shaped candy/cookie) on each side of the frosting to make Mickey ears. Sprinkle with edible glitter or sprinkles.

Mickey Mouse Ghost Cupcakes Ingredients:

orange food coloring
Wilton Candy Melts or mini Oreos or mini York Peppermint Patties
m&m's or other small round candies


Starting near edge of cupcake, swirl a circle of white frosting, building up with each rotation (watch above video to see how this is done). Leave a peak at the top.

Set 2 m&m's in the white frosting to be the eyes. Place 2 Candy Melts or Oreos on each side to be the Mickey ears.

Spoon some orange frosting into a sandwich baggie. Barely snip off one corner of the bag to create a tiny opening. Squeeze the frosting to fill in 2 pupils on the eyes. Now, pipe a mouth onto the ghost.