I love cupcakes! I mean, who doesn’t? They’re delicious! And on top of that, there are so many great ways you can decorate them! You can even make them look like your favorite Disney characters!
A while ago, I found a recipe for Toy Story alien cupcakes on Spoonful.com. The cupcakes looked so cute I just had to make some for myself; however, I did modify the recipe just a little bit. For my cupcakes, I used chocolate cake mix. Rather than using store bought icing, I decided to go with a family recipe for homemade buttercream icing. I set aside some of the icing to remain white and with food coloring dyed a little bit of icing black for the eyes. I used blue and yellow food coloring to achieve the right color of green for the remaining icing.
As you can probably guess from the colors of my icing, I decided not to use Mentos for the eyeballs. Something about Mentos and chocolate cake just didn’t sound all that great to me. So after icing each cupcake with green icing, I added three spots of white icing for the eyes. Next, I used the black icing to create mouths and pupils on the eyes.
For the ears and antennas, I used green apple Air Heads. I cut out triangles and thin rectangles from several pieces of candy. I then placed two triangles on either side of each cupcake. The thin rectangles were then placed at the top of each cupcake. And there you have it – a bunch of delicious Toy Story aliens!
Have you made any Disney themed cupcakes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
Thanks to Sean at Disney Day By Day for hosting the Favorite Food Friday blog hop! Hop over to his site to find out about more fabulous Disney foods!