Some Tips for Re-Creating Disney Cupcakes at Home

By on Monday, August 12th, 2013

sully cupcakeThe craft and baking blogger known to many as Big Bear’s Wife has a few how-to posts for baking and decorating your cupcakes in a Disney (and Pixar) fashion. To accompany the recent release of Monsters University, there is a cupcake decorated to resemble the big, blue, and furry Sully. With a little advice from one of Disney’s own cupcake decorators, Big Bear’s Wife shares many of the tips and shortcuts she used in recreating the kid-friendly confections. Read the rest of this entry »

LGM Cupcakes!

By on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

LGM cupcakes

I remain an enthusiastic fan of Disney’s Toy Story series and its LGMs (the “Little Green Men”).  Here is the classic out-take of LGMs with “the claw.”

Needless to say, this recipe for LGM cupcakes is a keeper in my book.

In fact, this Disney family website has an entire section of recipes with several terrific cupcake recipes such as Lightning McQueen from “Cars,” Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Owl from “Winnie-the-Pooh,” panda bears from “Mulan,” and more.

Disney Cupcake Pins

By on Friday, March 11th, 2011

Well, you all know that cupcakes are one of my greatest loves in life but coming in second has to be Disney.  My family and I proudly consider ourselves “Disney Freaks” and make at least one yearly trip to Disney World.  Pin collecting and trading is very popular with many Disney fans. There are clubs and websites dedicated just to this hobby.  I may not be a diehard collector, but after Facebook fan Lori posted these pins on our Facebook page, I had to go collect this set. 


Each cupcake is fashioned to resemble a Disney character; Marie, TInkerbell, Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Pluto and Goofy.  Their official release date was yesterday March 10th but so far the only place I have been able to find them is on Ebay for around $25-$30.   Thanks for spotting this great cupcake find Lori!

The Cupcake Store Sets Up Shop at Downtown Disney

By on Sunday, August 29th, 2010

2009-2010 Holiday Location of The Cupcake Store at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is about to have a new permanent attraction: cupcakes!  The Cupcake Store, based out of Mission Viejo, CA, had such a successful temporary holiday booth at Downtown Disney that they’ve decided to open up shop there permanently. Word is that they’ll ship in cupcakes daily from the bakery in Mission Viejo to the happy hordes looking to take a break from Splash Mountain and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

The Cupcake Store is run by cupcake veteran Janel Mitchell. This is her first solo store after parting ways with business partner John Frank, with whom she founded Frostings Cupcakes.  The new Downtown Disney location is set to open up in September. With any luck, they’ll be up and running by the time I go down to SoCal for a visit in a few weeks. If that’s the case, I’ll tell you all about it!

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

By on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

This week we had some hot cupcake spottings by a few of our loyal fans and I just had to pass them on to you.

The Disney Store  just recently began selling this adorable line of Minnie Mouse cupcake items.   Thanks Christine for letting us know about them!

Glitter Minnie Mouse NotebookCupcake Minnie Mouse Bag for Girls

Playhouse Disney Minnie Mouse Collection








They also had lunchbags, pencil boxes, water bottles, pajamas, and nightgowns all with the same cupcake theme.


ATC Facebook fan, Heaven, also let us know about cupcakes at The Children’s Place.  Check out these must-haves:

She also saw school supplies, umbrellas, raincoats, hoodies, and baby shoes!

Thanks for letting us know about these sweet finds.  Keep them comin’ our way!

Cupcakes at Disney World

By on Thursday, January 21st, 2010

My family and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. We saw Mickey and Minnie and all the Princesses and yet I still found myself looking for cupcakes. Even better, my family members were looking too! Here’s what we found!

At Downtown Disney I found this lovely sight in Goofy’s Candy Kitchen:

I chose the chocolate cupcake with the vanilla frosting.  I loved the Mickey sprinkles but the cupcake frosting was overly sugary and the cake a bit dry.   These cupcakes were also spotted at Epcot in a Germany treat shop.

Also at Downtown Disney in the Disney Christmas Store, this little Tinkerbell ornament caught my niece’s eye:


I also spotted Minnie’s Cupcake Mix at several stores in Downtown Disney and Magic Kingdom. 


My husband found some delicious cupcakes at the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom.  My daughter picked out this pretty one with blue frosting and it was surprising delicious.  Just the right blend of buttery cake and sugary frosting.

Let us know if you have more Disney cupcake spottings to pass on!