Easy Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

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Have a Disney fan celebrating a birthday or special occasion? These Easy Mickey Mouse Cupcakes are the perfect cupcake idea for any age!

Mickey Mouse cupcakes are white cupcakes topped with homemade red buttercream frosting and topper with a candy Mickey shape.

How to make Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

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These easy cupcakes use my doctored-up cake mix recipe. Since it is doctored, you can get a lot more cupcakes out of one box of cake mix! Score!

The cupcakes also turn out so moist and delicious, it really is the only way I make cupcakes nowadays!

To make the cute little Mickey Mouse symbols on top of the cupcakes, I used black candy melts. However, dark chocolate would be great too!

The first thing you need to do is find a Mickey Mouse shape you like in about the size you want for your cupcakes. Then print it out.

Trace the shape onto wax paper with a Sharpie in the amount that you will need. It may be best to make more than needed, just in case.

Tracing the Mickey Mouse Shape onto Wax Paper

After tracing, flip the wax paper over so the Sharpie side is down and place it on a cookie sheet.

Melt the back candy melts according to the instructions and put the melted candy into a piping bag. Snip the end so you can pipe the candy onto the wax paper.

Pipe the candy following the outline of the Mickey shape. Then simply make lines within the shape in a zigzag pattern. If you want to make them solid, fill in the Mickey shape completely.

Piped Mickey Mouse Shapes for Cupcake Toppers

After finishing all the shapes, place the cookie sheet into the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden.

Meanwhile, you can be making your buttercream icing. I use icing coloring gel to make the red. Make sure you get the no taste red!

After piping icing onto the cupcakes, gently press a Mickey shape onto the icing. Do this before the buttercream sets up.

One Mickey Mouse cupcake in the foreground with a line of four more cupcakes behind it. These Mickey Mouse Cupcakes consist of a white cupcake, topped with homemade red buttercream frosting and candy Mickey ears.

Easy Mickey Mouse Cupcake Recipe

Perfect Mickey Mouse cupcake idea for Disney lovers of any age!

Easy Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

Perfect Mickey Mouse cupcakes for any age!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:28 minutes



  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites


  • 1 cup 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • No Taste Red Icing Gel Color

Mickey Shape



  • In a large bowl mix cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, sour cream, and egg whites until well blended.
  • Add cupcake liners to your cupcake tin.
  • Scoop your cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake tin. Make sure not to get them more than 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before adding icing.


  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  • Add Red coloring gel and mix until you get the desired color.
  • Mickey Shapes
  • See post for written instructions for making the Mickey Shapes.
  • Add the Mickey Shapes onto the cupcakes while applying the icing.


Cooking time does not reflect decorating time.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 32 cupcakes
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Super easy to follow. I used my own doctored up cake recipe as I forgot sour cream but loved the buttercream recipe and the tutorial for the Mickey Ears

5 from 1 vote

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