Jack Skellington Minnie Ear Cupcakes

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Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloween, so we made some fun Minnie Mouse inspired cupcakes with the ears themed like Jack Skellington’s face. Each Jack Skellington cupcake has a set of Minnie’s ears and a bow in the middle similar to a Minnie headband from the Disney Parks.

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A fun take on a cute and easy way to decorate your cupcakes.


Jack Skellington Minnie Ear Cupcakes


Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Cupcakes

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Decorating 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 12 Cupcakes

What you will need

Vanilla cupcakes

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 Cup of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

vanilla frosting

  • 2 Cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 5 Cup powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6-10 Tbsp heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Ears

  • Sprinkle powder sugar onto a cutting board and spread around.
  • Remove black fondant from container and place onto a cutting board
  • Coat fondant with powder sugar and roll out onto the cutting board into a flat 1/2 inch disk
  • Using the 4 inch round cutter, cut out 24 circles
  • Place cut circles onto the cookie sheet
  • Repeat the steps with the white fondant and 2 inch round cutter
  • Fill a small cup up with water
  • Place a black circle onto the cutting board
  • Using the edible marker, draw on jacks face onto the white circle
  • Dip your finger into the water and rub it on the back of a white circle
  • Place the white circle in the middle of the black circle
  • Allow the water to dry for 10 minutes
  • Using remaining black fondant, make 12 bows

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 way full
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Icing

  • Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  • Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  • Scoop frosting into the piping bag
  • Frost cooled cupcakes
  • Place the black bow in the middle of the frosting
  • Place one "ear" on either side of the bow
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