Calling all Disney fans! These super cute Daisy Duck Cupcakes are sure to be a huge hit at your next get together or birthday party. They are almost too cute to eat! You won’t be able to resist the deliciously creamy french vanilla taste.
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If your kids are like mine, every Disney World vacation is one long hunt for the cutest cupcake. Stopping at every bakery in our path a must to compare all the beautiful Disney World cupcakes.
Disney food just seems to taste better when it’s Mickey Mouse inspired, don’t you think?
Where to Find the Best Cupcakes at Walt Disney World
Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom- try the Master’s Cupcake with the famous grey stuff!
Boardwalk Bakery, Disney’s Boardwalk Hotel
Main Street Bakery, Magic Kingdom
Contempo Cafe, Contemporary Hotel
Trolley Car Cafe, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Sprinkles, Disney Springs
Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Karamell Kuche, Norway Epcot’s World Showcase
Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Fun Daisy Duck cupcakes are a great way to get a taste of Disney at home. These easy Disney cupcakes not only have a lot of character, but the french vanilla cake mix paired with the vanilla frosting and sweet fondant pieces are also sure to dazzle your taste buds.
Kids in the Kitchen
I’m a fan of learning through hands-on experiences. Including kids in the baking process is a great way to learn about measurements and following directions.
These Disney cupcakes have three super fun colors of fondant. The kids will love molding and creating the fondant ears and bows for the Minnie ears on top!
If your children are too young to trust with food, set them up with this fun Cupcake Playdough set and they’ll feel like they are a part of the excitement.
So let’s get QUACK-ing!
How to Make Disney Character Cupcakes
First, there are a lot of simple steps to these easy character cupcakes. Don’t let it overwhelm you- just work one step at a time. The end result will be sweet, I promise!
Mickey Ears and Minnie Bow
If you prefer, the Wilton fondant is also good, but I really love the Fondarific buttercream fondant brand. They are easy to work with and taste great. Plus, there’s a 40% off coupon right now, and saving money is always nice!
I also prefer these circle fondant cutters because they have a rubber-covered side that is safer for little hands.
Fondant Ears and Bow Directions
Sprinkle some powder sugar onto a cutting board. Then roll out the white fondant. Using a rolling pin, roll until the dough is 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears. This is a great step for an older child. If they don’t get 48 circles the first try, roll the extra fondant into a ball and use the rolling pin to thin it out again.
Set the Mickey ears aside.
Roll out more white fondant into 1/4 inch thickness. Use the small and medium daisy fondant plunger to cut of floral pieces. You’ll need 24 of each size. Set aside to dry.
Powder your hands with confectioners sugar and roll tiny bits of the yellow fondant into a tiny ball. They should be small enough to fit inside the smallest fondant flower. Set aside for drying time.
Dip your finger into a cup of water and lightly dab it onto the back of the small daisy fondant piece. Then place the small flower into the middle of the bigger daisy.
Carefully dab a small amount of water onto the yellow ball and place it in the center of the daisies. Allow the assembled flowers to dry for a few hours.
Dab a bit of water onto the side of one of the white circles and place the daisy on the ear. Make sure to put the flower on the outer edge so it won’t be in the way of the bow. Allow it to dry for a few hours.
Powder your hands with powdered sugar and mold the purple fondant into a ball. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the larger bow size mold. Carefully tap the mold to release the bow. Make 24 bows.
Daisy Duck Cupcakes
1 box of Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix
3 large eggs room temp
1/2 C of Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 C whole milk
2 Cupcake pans
Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners. We used purple but these polka dot tulip style baking cups are super cute too!
In a medium mixing bowl, add the cake mix, room temperature butter, cold milk, and stir until combined.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool completely on wire racks before frosting.
Homemade Vanilla Frosting
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
Unsalted sweet cream butter softened
Heavy whipping cream
Pure Vanilla extract
1 Large piping bag with large star tip
Vanilla Frosting Directions
Using a standing mixer or a mixing bowl with a hand mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth.
Scoop the white frosting into the disposable piping bag.
Putting Together the Cupcakes
Frost the cooled cupcakes with the frosting. Place purple bow (standing up) into the center of the frosting. Place an ear on either side of the bow, making sure each cupcake gets one with a flower.
Printable Daisy Duck Cupcakes Recipe
Daisy Duck Cupcakes
Fondant Ears and Bow Ingredients:
- 1 package of White fondant
- 1 package of Purple fondant
- 1 package of Yellow fondant
- 1 Wilton fondant bow mold
- 1 Daisy floral fondant plunger
- 1 Mini circle fondant cutter
- 1 box of French vanilla cake mix
- 3 large Eggs room temp
- ½ cup of softened Unsalted sweet cream butter
- 1 cup Whole milk
- Cupcake liners
- Cupcake pan
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
- 3 cups Unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 6 cups Powdered sugar
- 5-7 tbsp. Heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 large Piping bag with large star tip
Fondant Ears and Bow Directions:
- 1. Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto a cutting board.
- 2. Roll out the white fondant into 1/4 inch thickness and cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears and set aside.
- 3. Roll out more white fondant into ¼ inch thickness and use the small and medium daisy fondant plunger to cut of floral pieces.
- 4. Set aside to dry.
- 5. Powder your hands with powdered sugar and mold the yellow fondant into a nerd candy size ball and set aside allow to dry.
Directions for Making the Flowers:
- 1. Dip your finger into a cup of water and lightly dab it onto the back of the small daisy fondant piece.
- 2. Place it into the middle of the bigger daisy.
- 3. Carefully dab a small amount of water onto the yellow ball and place it into the center of the daisies.
- 4. Allow to dry for a few hours.
- 5. Dab a bit of water onto the side of one of the white circles.
- 6. Place the daisy on top of the ear.
- 7. Allow to dry for a few hours.
- 8. Powder your hands with powder sugar and mold the purple fondant into a ball.
- 9. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the bow mold.
- 10. Make 24 bows.
- 1. Preheat oven to 350.
- 2. Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners.
- 3. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and stir until combined.
- 4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.
- 5. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
- 6. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting
- 1. Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth.
- 2. Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag.
- 1. Frost cooled cupcakes with the frosting.
- 2. Place purple bow into the center of the frosting.
- 3. Place the ears on the side of the bow.
- 4. Enjoy!