Sally Minnie Ear Cupcakes

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I can’t get enough of this awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Sally cupcake recipe. Inspired by the Minnie Mouse ears you can now get at Disney Parks! Sally is one of my favorite Nightmare Before Christmas characters. Her heart longs for Jack, her pumpkin king.

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These cupcakes are perfect for a Halloween or spooky themed party. Super easy to make and colorful.

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cupcakes

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decorating 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 12 Cupcakes

What you will need

Fondant Ears

  • 1 container of sky blue fondant
  • 1 container of Yellow fondant
  • 1 container of pink fondant
  • 1 container of black fondant
  • 1 Cup powder sugar

Vanilla cupcakes

  • 1 box of french vanilla 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
  • yellow, teal, and pink gel food coloring

Blue vanilla frosting :

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


Decoration Directions

  • Sprinkle powder sugar onto a cutting board and spread around.
  • Remove blue 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
  • Using the yellow and pink fondant pinch off pieces of fondant and place it into the large bow mold
  • Lightly use your finger to mold together with the two colors into the bow making sure not to blend the colors
  • Pop the bow out and place onto the cookie sheet
  • Using the black fondant and smaller bow mold, mold the black fondant into the bow and pop it out
  • Place onto the cookie sheet
  • Using the black edible marker, draw out Sally's stitches onto the blue fondant circle
  • Fill a cup of water
  • Using your finger, dip it into the water and run it along the back of the black bow
  • Place the black bow onto the middle of the colorful bow
  • Allow to set for 30 minutes

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • 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
  • Split the batter into 3 bowls
  • Mix in a few drops of yellow food coloring into one bowl
  • Mix in a few drops of teal food coloring into the second bowl
  • Mix in a few drops of pink food coloring into the third bowl
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of each color into the cupcake liners
  • Repeat steps again
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Directions

  • 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 two circles on the sides for "Ears"
  • Place the bow in the middle of the cupcakes
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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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