Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mickey Mouse cupcakes

After my virgin attempt at baking (made Spiderman cupcakes not too long ago), I wanted to give it another try so I decided to make Mickey Mouse cupcakes for Sonny.

"Do you want Daddy to make more cupcakes for you?"


"Let's try something different. Do you want Mickey Mouse cupcakes?"

"Yes! Yahoo!"

Since my buddy FatBoyBakes is the God of Cakes, naturally I had to ask him for a tried and tested recipe.

He emailed me the recipe for vanilla cupcakes, "Nah..." :-)


1. 125g butter softened
2. 1/2 cup sugar
3. 3 eggs
4. 1 1/2 cups plain flour sifted with
5. 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6. 1/4 cup milk
7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence

1. Cream butter and sugar with mixer.
2. Add eggs, one at a time.
3. Add half portion of flour and milk.
4. Repeat Step 3.
5. Add vanilla extract/essence.
6. Spoon about 2/3 cupcake cup.
7. Bake 160C (fan) for 15 minutes or until risen and cooked.

For icing, I decided to use a different recipe. Instead of buttercream icing as previously used for my Spiderman cupcakes, I've decided to use cream cheese icing.


1. 250g cream cheese.
2. 60g butter softened.
3. 1 cup icing sugar.
4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence.
5. 100g of melted chocolate.

1. Beat cream cheese with mixer until smooth.
2. Add butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract/essence.
3. Beat together until mixture is light and creamy.
4. Remove about 1/3 of the mixture and and set aside the remaining 2/3.
5. Add melted chocolate into 1/3 of the mixture and beat with mixer until even.

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Butter, sugar and egg mixture (before adding plain flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla extract/essence)

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Mixture for vanilla cupcakes

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Mixture makes 12 cupcakes, ngam ngam!

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Into the hot oven you go...

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Rise baby rise!

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My freshly bakes babies

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Cream cheese icing, ready for spreading

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Spread cream cheese icing on vanilla cupcakes

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Finish off with chocolate cream cheese icing in the shape of Mickey's head

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Finished Mickey Mouse cupcake, so cute!

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Sonny's feast, with matching Mickey plate and spoon

IMHO, my Mickey Mouse cupcakes look a few hundred times better than my Spiderman cupcakes :-P Also, they taste great! The vanilla cupcakes were moist and tasty, and the cream cheese icing was creamy, fragrant and tastes just right/not too sweet (I don't have a sweet tooth and as such don't enjoy super sweet treats). Since I didn't use any food colouring, my Mickey Mouse cupcakes are definitely "healthier" than my  Spiderman cupcakes.

Hopefully this time around, FatBoyBakes approves of my attempt and I don't "fall with a loud thud from his pedestal" again :-P *chuckle*


  1. Wow, what a good dad you are! Setting very high standards la you....chis. They look yummy. Usually hor, "disciples" will let their teacher try one tahu.

    1. I can only do my very best. They taste yummy! Sonny loves em! Malu la...let me perfect the art first ya