Jack Skellington Minnie Ear Cupcakes

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

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Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Cupcakes

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Decorating20 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Servings: 12 Cupcakes


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



  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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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Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooperhttps://jamonkey.com
Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.


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