Easy Mickey Mouse Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect blend of pumpkin spice and Disney magic! Make these adorable cupcakes with your kids and bring a little Disney into your kitchen. A fun Halloween tradition!
Place the eggs and pumpkin puree in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until incorporated.
Pour the cake mix over the top, followed by the oil and milk. Beat on low for about 30 seconds and on medium/high for 1-2 minutes.
Line a cupcake/muffin pan with paper liners. Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to place 3 tablespoons of batter in each cup.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes. They are fully bakes when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
The BEST Vanilla Buttercream
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the softened butter until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and salt and beat again.
Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating in between.
Test the consistency. Add a tablespoon or two of milk if necessary.
Mickey Pumpkin Halloween Cupcakes
Place the large star tip inside the piping bag. Add the orange buttercream frosting to the piping bag. Swirl the frosting on the cupcake like you would when making a soft-serve ice cream cone. Place an upside-down chocolate chip on top of the orange frosting for the stem.
Fit a smaller piping bag with a coupler and the leaf tip. Fill the bag with green buttercream frosting. Hold the end of the tip next to the chocolate chip. Apply pressure to push out some green buttercream then slowly move your hand back and release the pressure to create a leaf (see video below). Place two orange candy melts on the sides of the frosting to create Mickey’s ears.
Mickey Mummy Halloween Cupcakes
Use an angled spatula to apply a thin layer of white vanilla buttercream to cover the entire top of the cupcake. Fill a piping bag, fitted with a coupler and flat tip, with white buttercream frosting. Pipe flat lines across the top of the cupcake, leaving a space to place the eyes. Add the candy eyes in the space and place two black candy melts into the white frosting to make Mickey’s Ears.
Mickey Candy Corn Halloween Cupcakes
Place the three large star tips into each of the three large piping bags. Fill one bag with orange buttercream, one with yellow buttercream and one with white buttercream. Make a large circle with the yellow frosting around the perimeter of the cupcake. I filled in the center as well. Pipe on a slightly smaller circle with the orange buttercream on top of the yellow circle. Hold the piping bag with the white frosting over the top of the cupcake, Apply pressure and release as you pull up to create a star. Place two orange candy melts on the sides of the cupcakes to create Mickey’s ears.
Mickey Ghost Halloween Cupcakes
Fill a large piping bag, fitted with a large round tip, with white vanilla buttercream. Swirl the frosting around the cupcake in a circular motion, like you would when making a soft-serve ice cream cone. Place two mini chocolate chips on the frosting to make eyes. Place them pointed side in. Do the same with one standard size chocolate chip for the mouth. Place two black candy melts to make Mickey’s ears.
Once recipe for The BEST Vanilla Buttercream should be more than enough to decorate all 24 cupcakes, with a little left over. See the post above for list of supplies needed for each cupcake.