Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Mickey Ears Cupcakes

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Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Mickey Ears Cupcakes

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Prep 20 minutes

Bake 20 minutes

decorate 40 minutes

total time 1 hour and 20 minutes

Fondant Ears

1 container of neon fondant

1 container of purple fondant

1 container of black fondant

1 4 inch round fondant cutter

1 black edible marker

1 silver edible marker

1 small cutting board

1 fondant roller

1 C powder sugar

1 cookie sheet

1 wilton bow fondant mold HERE

Directions

Sprinkle powder sugar onto cutting board and spread around.

Remove neon green fondant from container and place onto cutting board

Coat fondant with powder sugar and roll out onto the cutting board into a flat 1/2 inch disk

Using the 4 inch round cutter, cut out 24 circles

Place cut circles onto the cookie sheet

Using the purple fondant pinch off about 1 tbsp of fondant and place it into the large bow mold

Lightly use your finger to mold into the bow

Pop the bow out and place onto the cookie sheet

Using the black fondant and smaller bow mold, mold the black fondant into the bow and pop it out

Place onto the cookie sheet

Using the silver marker, dot on polka dots onto the black bow

Fill a cup of water

Using your finger, dip it into the water and run it along the back of the black bow

Place the black bow onto the middle of the purple bow

Using the black edible marker, draw out Oogie Boogie onto the neon green circles

Allow to set for 30 minutes

Chocolate cupcakes

Makes 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box of triple chocolate mix cake mix
3 large eggs room temp 
1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
1 C whole milk

Cupcake liners
cupcake pan

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 
Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and stir until combined
Scoop batter into the cupcake pans about 3/4 way full
Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes. 
Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Vanilla frosting :

2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
5 C powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla 
6-10 TBSP heavy whipping cream

1 large piping bag with large star tip

Directions :

Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.

Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.

Scoop frosting into the piping bag

Frost cooled cupcakes

Place two circles on the sides for “Ears”

Place the bow in the middle of the cupcakes

Enjoy!

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