It’s been almost a month to the day since we threw Noah his Mickey Mouse Extravaganza. Considering the holidays and all I don’t think I totally behind in sending these posts! Over the next few weeks I am going to try to post all the fun things we did for Noah’s Mickey Mouse birthday party. With these posts I will link to the tutorials I used and any extra tips I think could help you. If I didn’t follow a tutorial then I’m going to write one!
I had the highest of aspirations for putting together this birthday party, and like most things in life it didn’t quite turn out like I expected. That being said, I was super happy with the end result and the birthday boy had a blast! Most everything that I made I found a tutorial for online or found on pinterest. I promise to include links to everything I can!
Mickey Mouse Oreo Cupcakes
These tasted awesome! I used devils food cake for the cupcake part and regular chocolate frosting to ice the top.
As you will see in the instructions you scrape the filling out of the Oreos before you crush them so that you have only the black cookie crumbs to dip the cupcake in. After scraping I put the cookies into a large Ziploc bag and after sealing it really well I took my rolling pin and just rolled back and forth to crush the cookies. Make sure to get as much air out of the bag as possible or you could have a really big mess! You can also use a blender or food processor to finely crush them as well. It’s just really important that you get them completely crushed otherwise they will look pretty messy. I learned this lesson the hard way.
I had the great idea to take the filling of the Oreos, the part you scrape out, and put it in a mixer with some heavy cream or something and then use the filling tip from Wilton to fill the cupcakes. I still really want to give this a try. Unfortunately, it was one of the details that got ditched the day of.
I ended up having to buy a couple of different kinds of red cupcake liners. The first ones I bought were really thin and the devils’ food cake make them look almost black. Try to find the thickest cupcake liners you can. I used some that I found at Hobby Lobby that you are supposed to be able to just place on a cookie sheet, so they are made thicker. I still used a cupcake pan though.
To make sure that you get a really high round top make sure to cook your cupcake at a lower temperature for longer. You will have to do some trials to figure out exactly what degree and how long for your oven. A few weeks before the party I made some test cupcakes. My husband had no problem eating most of them and took the rest to work to give away. 🙂
I didn’t cut the Oreo cookies that I used for the ears. I honestly didn’t have time and I liked them cleaner. Since I had made the top of the cupcakes rise higher and rounder it turned out to still be proportional.
Hope these tips help and here is the awesome tutorial I followed…. http://www.ericasweettooth.com/2010/04/mickey-cupcakes.html