Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest! I love Pinterest! Pinterest is  a paperless magazine of ideas! As my youngest daughter’s birthday advanced, I pinned every Minnie Mouse birthday idea that I saw on Pinterest! These Minnie Mouse inspired cupcakes seemed easy enough. And, I knew that if I could pull it off, these cupcakes would steal the show! They are not your typical Minnie Mouse colors. The birthday girl requested blue frosting. Who am I to argue with the birthday girl?! Make yours with red, white or pink frosting to make a traditional Minnie Mouse inspired cupcake. Here’s what I did to make these Minnie Mouse cupcakes:

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  • The ears and bow are made from home made fondant. Fondant does not have the best reputation as being very tasty. I’ve heard that home-made versions are a far bigger hit with taste buds. And, with each color of fondant costing a whopping $10, I thought I would save some funds by making my own. This is where I found the recipe!
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  • After I colored most of my fondant pink, and about 1/4 of it black. I got to work on the bows.
  • I grabbed a sheet of wax paper and grabbed a small amount of the pink fondant.
  • I stretched my piece of fondant into an oblong shape, and plopped it down on the wax paper
  • I took another sheet of wax paper and placed it over my oblong pink fondant.
  • Then I used a rolling pin to flatten the piece into a rectangular shape – My favorite bows were from rectangles about 1&1/2 inches by 5 inches.
  • I folded each end of the rectangle into the center so they met in the middle
  • Then I pinched the center to give it the bow look
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  • I then used a small strip of fondant to wrap around the center meeting in the back of the bow
  • I placed each bow onto the center of a frosted cupcake
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  • The ears were made by rolling up a small ball of black fondant and setting it on a clean sheet of wax paper
  • I then topped that with another clean sheet of wax paper and pushed it down.
  • That’s it! The ears are pretty simple
  • Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
  • I took the ears and placed them in the back of the bow, pushing the bottom of the ears into the bow and pinching them together to give them support
  • That was it.
  • I placed the cupcakes in an airtight container, and transported them to the birthday location. They all held together.
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  • Thankfully, Martha Stewart was not around to critique these imperfect Minnie Mouse cupcakes. The little five and six year old girls, moms, and staff at the pottery place however, were amazed and so impressed! Success!

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