Yes, Mickey will seem to be taking over the blog for the next little bit but that is because we finally were able to have our #DisneySide @ Home Celebration! To say the kids were SO excited it had finally arrived was quite the understatement!
The kids begged to have cupcakes at the party. I knew it would take some planning as we had quite a few other allergies to contend with other than just our own dairy allergies. We were able to make sure we had cupcakes for everyone, because what party is complete without cupcakes? Am I right? Now to decide what type and how we wanted to bring them to life to show our #DisneySide was the next step!
Where do you turn when you need ideas for fun, festive party décor? Pinterest, of course! There is certainly not a shortage of amazing ideas so after perusing and spending some quality time with my scissors, this Mickey pants cupcake wrapper was created. The next step was to add Mickey ears! It literally takes minutes to whip up a batch of these Mickey Mouse Chocolate Silhouettes made from chocolate chips!
I owe a huge thanks to my sister Sarah who helped me prep the weekend of the party, she actually whipped up these without a printed template. Yes, she is a pro but if you are like me and feel like you need something to trace, here is how to create your own! Click on the picture of the template to open it to print.
Mickey Mouse Chocolate Silhouettes
- Chocolate Chips – I LOVE Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips because they are totally allergy friendly and are part of the Non-GMO project.
- Ziploc Bag
- Wax or Parchment Paper
- Glass Bowl or Sauce Pan
Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over the template.
Now you are ready to melt the chocolate chips. You can either do this in the microwave or stove top. Start with small amounts, 1/4 to 1/3 cup at a time works best. When melting your chocolate you want to heat it until it is still slightly lumpy and stir until the lumps are melted. Overheating will cause the chocolate to be very thin and it will not mold well.
Carefully spoon the chocolate into your Ziploc bag. Gently push all the chocolate to one corner of the bag. Snip off a very, very small edge of the corner of the bag.
Slowly start to trace each of the Mickey shapes with your chocolate, squeezing the bag gently but steadily. If you do not like the way the shape comes out, you can either A.) Eat it or B.) Melt it back down again later. Don’t worry if they are not totally perfect, they will be super cute either way!
Allow them to harden at room temperature or at least two hours. (If you place them in the refrigerator to harden, they will not hold their shape well as they come back down to room temperature.) Then gently lift off the paper by placing one hand underneath the paper and peel the paper from the chocolate silhouette.
Anchor them into your frosting and you have the cutest cupcakes ready to be devoured at your party!
Mickey Cupcake Wrapper
These are so super easy to make and totally cheap to make! You need red, yellow and white cardstock and some glue, that is it!
Use the Mickey cupcake wrapper template to cut out the pieces from the coordinating cardstock. (Just a note: not all cupcake liners are the same size! Be sure to check one that is full before you glue them all together. You want them to fit snugly so they don’t fall off but not too tight. Yes, I learned the hard way!) I love my hot glue gun but you could use just some regular Elmer’s glue to attach the buttons and shoes.
I am sure your little ones will love these Mickey Mouse cupcakes just as much as mine! My children asked me if I could make more today, so I know they will be a regular treat at our house.