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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Disney Princess Cupcakes


I've been meaning to post these cupcakes I made for Caitlin's 4th birthday back in October. Disney Princesses are still a big thing in our house. We met almost all of the princesses at Disney World back in March and this year for her birthday, we got a group together and went to Disney on Ice and saw most of them there again! Before the show, we went out for pizza and had these for dessert. The girls loved them!

I saw them on Pinterest and like most other projects I tend to love and choose, they do take a bit of time. But, the technique is easy enough for anyone and look how cute they are! First, I started out by finding images of the princesses. You can do the same through Google.  Then, I sized each princess proportionately to fit on top of the cupcakes and printed them on cardstock. They ended up being about 3 inches high and 1.5-2 inches wide depending on the princess.  Feel free to contact me if you need help with this part. I bet I can save you some time. :)

**UPDATE**  I've had a lot of requests for image help. I've since made toppers for Elsa, Anna, Tiana, and Mulan that I can also give you. (not pictured since I didn't originally include them and Frozen was not out at the time.)

I made the toppers about a week in advance. I did 2 dozen cupcakes and the finished all of the cutting while catching up on DVR. I taped the topper to a flat toothpick and kept them in a Ziploc bag until it was time to bake and decorate.



Sources: Erica's Sweet ToothWith Sprinkles on Top

Ingredients:
  • 2 dozen cupcakes (any flavor you love. I used Funfetti.)
  • 1 batch vanilla buttercream (or any frosting you love)
  • Large petal tip (I used Wilton #104)
  • 1 piping bag to use as a holder + 1 piping bag for each color (explained below)
  • Food coloring
  • Princess pictures
  • flat toothpicks or lollipop sticks
Directions:

Bake the cupcakes according to the directions and let cool. Use coordinating cupcake liners if you want to do that.

Once the cupcakes are cooled, make the buttercream. Now let's decorate! I tried to make the decorating as easy as possible without having to wash the tip in between each color and without having 8 different bowls of color.  Here's how I did it:

Start by putting the petal tip in a piping bag with a coupler. This is your holding bag. Now, get a second piping bag and cut the tip off.  This will be the bag you load with the first color. Every time you switch to a new color, you'll get a new piping bag, fill it with the new color, cut the tip out, and slip it inside the holding bag. Then, just squeeze a bit until the old color comes out and the new color is solid.

Scoop some buttercream into a dish.  I made 3 cupcakes of each of the 8 princesses, so scoop enough to finish all of the cupcakes for one princess, plus some extra. It's better to have too much than not enough. And it won't go to waste (you'll see!).

Starting with the lightest color (yellow for Snow White's dress) tint the buttercream and mix until the color is even. Load your (second) piping bag with the yellow, slide it into the holding bag and practice the petals a few times on a plate or piece of parchment. You can scrape your practice petals back into the bowl to be used when you're done. Pipe the first layer of petals, the bottom layer of the dress around the outside of the top of the cupcake.  Then, do a second layer, slightly smaller on top of the first. Continue on like this, adding a scoop of white buttercream to the same bowl and slightly changing the color as your go.  Like this:

1 - Snow White - tinted with Wilton Lemon.  (described above)
2 - Belle - add a touch of Sunflower or Orange
3 - Ariel  - add a tiny bit of Sky Blue
4 - Jasmine (do your daughters call her Jazz Man like mine does?) - add a bit more Sky Blue
5 - Merida- add quite a bit more Sky Blue
6 - Aurora - Wash the bowl or get a new bowl :(  Tint with Pink.
7 - Rapunzel -  Buy Violet!  I thought I had some, but didn't and it was already around midnight, so I had to figure something out. After getting every shade of gray from trying to add red/blue, I ended up using quite a bit of liquid purple I found (McCormick) and it came out fine.
8 - Cinderella - new bowl, cornflower blue with a touch of Sky Blue.

Stick the toppers in and admire your work :)

83 comments:

Maeghan said...

I said it before, but I love these and so will my little to be 4 year old! Thank you for doing the step by step with the colors, because I would have made a bunch of separate batches otherwise! Now, I just need a picture of Tiana and she'll be the happiest kid ever!

Melissa said...

Thank you! I know! I can't believe I forgot Tiana! And now there's Elsa...

Erin said...

These are great!! My daughter has requested a princess theme for her 4th birthday as well :) Might scale down the number of princesses (she mostly likes Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Ariel) but the idea is awesome. Thanks for the info on the colors too!

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

These are so cute!! You did such a great job!

Anonymous said...

love the cupcakes! I plan on doing some for a friend next month. You said in the blog you could help save time on images ??...how so? do you have the images you used saved? that would be awesome! thanks

Robyn

Melissa said...

Hi Robyn, Yes, send me an e-mail: lis8893@yahoo.com :)

Anonymous said...

Can I please send u a email I would also like the images my granddaughters party is this weekend she is going b 2 she would love them. Thank u!!

Anonymous said...

Wondering where u got the princess pictures from...have to make these in a few weeks and can't find the right pictures.....thanks
susiem@ciaccess.com

travmand said...

Beautiful cupcakes... I too sent you an email request...thanks.

Heather Castleberry said...

Love these cupcakes. Can you send me the images for the princesses? Thanks!

Melissa said...

Thanks Heather, I would be happy to send you the images. What is your e-mail? Mine is listed above...

Amanda Jones said...

Hi, can you please send the images to me. I'm doing this for my daughters 3rd birthday party. She will love it. You did a wonderful job!! amandaljones86@gmail.com

Shauna said...

THese are beautiful... I would love a copy of the images. Can you send them to shoffart@hotmail.com. Thanks for the color tips!

May Al said...

I love it could you please send me the images to hii7@hotmail.com

Donna said...

Hi Melissa, Your cupcakes are gorgeous!! I've been frantically searching the web for images and/or these cupcake toppers. I have less than a week to get tis done. I sent you an email. can your please send me a copy of your images? Thank you very much!!! here is my email again just in case you didn't get my email. de35769@aol.com

Shauna said...

Hey Melissa, I thought I would send you an update... my cupcakes are complete and they look very pretty. For Merida instead of adding tons of sky bit of royal blue and it worked out great. This color worked nice for Elsa too... but you could add some plain icing to lighten it. I then took just a teaspoon of this blue and added enough white icing to pipe Cinderella's skirts and the color seemed to work out. For Tianna I used Ariel color as it was a light green and for Mulan I used the same coloring as Snow Whites.

Thanks Again!

Melissa said...

Thank you for all of the extra tips, Shauna! Sounds like your cupcakes came out perfectly!

Tamara A. said...

Hi. What an adorable idea! I was wondering if you'd be able to share the images with me for my lil' ones birthday @
rcxo324@hotmail.com
Thanks in Advance =)

Katie P said...

May I please get all the images for the Princesses? Thank you so much! MKPlymate@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

How can I get those images for the princess's, I will be making some cupcakes for this Saturday, and they want them princess theme, I have been looking around, and I cannot find those pictures. If you can share them that would be awesome. Thanks ricardo_navarro_07@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My son would LOVE these (yep my son haha). We are taking him to Disney on ice in June for his birthday too :) I might give these a go if you don't mind sharing the images vam.travels@gmail.com
Thank you, you did a wonderful job. Now off to explore the rest of your blog :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! really nice! Could you please send me the images too @ mpineda@flyapa.com Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Can I please get the pictures too? These are adorable! Thanks! next2u@live.com

Anonymous said...

can i get the pictures too? hooihar@hotmail.com Thanks in advance!

Amber Peterson said...

i would love the images- candycorvette@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my comment posted :) Can I get the images as well as the Elsa and Anna ones?
Thank you so much!!!
mbings@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Melissa your cupcakes are beautiful! Can you send me the princess images?

Melissa said...

Yes, I just need your e-mail!

Anonymous said...

Hello Melissa, Your cupcakes are awesome! i emailed you for the images last week including Tiana ! My address is kandicemann@yahoo.com

cocapoo said...

i would love the image as well. my daughter is turnning 4 in july. she will love this idea. thanks my email pawn@ inbox.com thanks

Anonymous said...

These are so adorbale! I would love to make these for my daughters bday next month. Would you kindly send me the images, I would really appreciate it. My email is lequantu83@aol.com.

Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Hi, U make it look so easy ..lol They are just wot Iam looking for- A set of 17 year old twins are still into princesses and they would love these - Please can you send me the images as their theme is Disney Princesses .

Thank you in advance email: nimsidhu@live.co.uk
Nim xx

Daisy Morrison said...

Where do I get the images from?

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NGO in Chennai said...

Really cool tips, thanks for sharing. I hope everybody lick this Post.

Jenifer Robey said...

I am making these cupcakes for my honorary granddaughter's 3rd birthday since the theme is Disney Princesses! Would you be so kind as to e-mail me images? My e-mail address is rjrobey@frontiernet.net. Thank you so much!

Ronda Lottis said...

Hi. Well, it looks like I am not the only one in this boat for asking for images. I would love the help out. Super cute idea, and the make ahead them assemble is going to be SO great. I appreciate all your work! If it is possible, could you send images to rlottis@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love the images if still possible!

lizciszek@yahoo.com

so adorable and very creative!!

MARY JO HERMANN said...

Wow these are amazing. I love them. Can I please get some help with the images. Thank you in advance. Maryjohermann@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow those are beautiful, could you please send me the images as well? molliemo321@hotmail.com Thanks in Advance.

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morsecode228 said...

Can you email me the topper images, planning my 3 year olds party and she went nuts over this photo on Pinterest! Lauramorse20@hotmail.com

nina evans said...

hi i live in southport and i need some for your lovely disney princess cupcakes for the 24 aug please could you let me know

Nicole Shively said...

I LOVE what you did with these cupcakes! They're adorable. I plan on making them for my daughter's 3rd birthday in September. May I please have a copy of the images as well? It would save me tons of time. Thank you so much! My email is nicoles1984 at gmail dot com. :)

Anonymous said...

I love these!! I know a special little girl that would love this - can you email me the toppers? I would appreciate it (amandachan86@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

These are a-dorable! I would love to make them for my little princess:-) could u please send me all the images for these wonder full toppers? gotbars@live.com thanx

Anonymous said...

I would love to make these cupcakes for my granddaughter's 4th birthday. Can you please send me images. I would be forever grateful . . . and my granddaughter will be over the moon. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Melissa, I forgot to attach my email in my above request on 7/14/14 at 7:44. My email is sandi519@sbcglobal.net.

vanbee79 said...

Hi! I love your cupcakes!! So cute!! I am having a princess play date for my 3 year old and wanted to make these. Could you please send me the template for the cake toppers? I also would love the Frozen ones. She is going to be dressed up as Elsa. My email is vanbee79@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!

Resmi Matchanickal said...

Hi Melissa! I would love to make these for my daughter's 6th birthday. Could you share the images with me resme28@msn.com. Thank you much!

Anonymous said...

Hi melissa! I love your work!!! i would like to make these cupcakes for my girl.
i would be grateful if you will send me the images to e-mail kvyl@walla.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! Any possible way I can get a copy of the images? email is owensfamily805@yahoo.com. Thanks!

William Barnett said...

Anyway you can send me the images. Love your work and thanks for sharing. karicbarnett@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

love it! can you please email the images to me peanut10k@aim.com

Anonymous said...

I would greatly appreciate if you could send me the images, email bravesphan25@sbcglobal.net. Thank you

Jenruby828 said...

Could you send me images at jenruby828@gmail.com. Thank you!

Vicki said...

Please send me the images! Vsalmon@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Perfect! So cute... and I can do this! Please send me your images. My email is Kimberly_why@hotmail.com
My daughter's birthday is at the end of August. I appreciate it!!

Laura said...

Hi Melissa, i love these cupcakes! Would it be possible for you to send me the images please (inc the frozen etc.). My email is munchkin.93@hotmail.com

Thanks in advance, Laura :)

Jen Gotti Martinez said...

Love them, love them, love them I would love if you could email me the images. It would save so much time. My daughters birthday is Sept 15th. Thanks mkjgotti@gmail.com

Robin said...

Hello! I would be very interested in the full collection of images! Please email to robinrhalsey@gmail.com These will be perfect for our 3rd bday party. Thanks!

Robin said...

Hello! I would be very interested in the full collection of images! Please email to robinrhalsey@gmail.com These will be perfect for our 3rd bday party. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your cupcakes. They will be perfect for my 2 three year old granddaughters. Could you please send all the images (especially Elsa & Anna) to chowie329@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

Virginia said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful! I would love it if I could get the images also!! Please email to thecryinbs@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

Jaclyn Carson said...

Wow! Well Done! I would REALLY appreciate your images as well! I have twin 3 year old girls with a mild to moderate obsession with Disney princesses! Thank you in advance for the inspiration! carsonjaclyn@live.ca

Anonymous said...

Would you be so kind as to send me the image docs? I am having a princess party for my daughter and she would LOVE these! Thanks in advance. Erin.
EmacfaddenRN@hotmail.com

Andrea Kaus said...

If I wanted a dozen Elsa and Anna toppers could I pay you to make them for me.?

Melissa said...

Andrea, I have Anna & Elsa available in the file. If you send me an e-mail, I will forward to you. lis8893@yahoo.com

Jackie Haggermaker said...

Can I please have these images , they are perfect !! If u have Anna , Elsa and Mulan that would be perfect !! Thanks so much haggermakerjackie@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful! I would love it if I could get the images also!! Please email to flo.hazaer@pandora.be Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Can you please email me the pictures you used for your princess cupcakes? These are adorable!! Thanks!
jkwilhite@gmail.com

Christine said...

Hi there, these are AMAZING. I am doing my daughters 3rd birthday in all the Disney characters including Frozen. Would you be able to send me the images you used? I have searched the internet but only find ones that seem to charge for them.
I appreciate your instructions. Thanks for posting. You are very talented. renard51@mymts.net

Charlee Cozzens said...

Can you please email me the pictures you used for your princess cupcakes? They are so cute. Thanks
charleecozz11@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, Please could you email me the pictures you used for the toppers, do you have Pocahuntus? as she is my daughters favourite
Thank You (Emily.smith201089@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love these adorable cupcakes and would love to make them for my daughters birthday party next week. Could you please email me all of the princesses you used including Anna & Elsa? (Teriweidner87@yahoo.com) Thank you!

Yvonne Hundey said...

Hi, these cupcakes are awesome and would love to make them for my daughter's birthday. Could you please send the images to yvonnehundey@gmail.com?
Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if I can get the images sent to me. I would really appreciate it. If there is any way I can get them by Oct 8th I would be very grateful. angquinney@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi! i'm planning to make these for my twin daughters birthday party. i would really appreciate you sending the princess pictures to me as well (twinmamayen@gmail.com). thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! these are perfect for my daughters princess birthday. WOuld you mind sending me the images as well?
hiltz.michelle@gmail.com. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
I'm doing Princess cake pops for my daughters 5th birthday. Can you also share the princess images with me? I'd also like the Elsa characters if you have them? You're awesome!

Melissa said...

I do have the file to share, but just need a way to send it :) Shoot me an e-mail or leave me your address...

Amanda Salvesen said...

Hi there I would love to have the images as well!!!!! My email is xcaligirlx07@yahoo.com

Patrick Gillespie said...

I would be so grateful if you could send me the images
Loren_hurley@hotmail.com

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