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Cupcake at the Disney Parks

There's nothing better than a sweet cupcake at the Disney Parks. But if you've got a craving for one at home, we've got a recipe and some techniques to satisfy that sugary desire. Check out some ways to make Disney-style cupcakes at home.
Servings: 10


  • I bought an inexpensive $3 set of three large decorating tips and plastic bags at a large discount store. If you already have icing tips, the two I used most were 1M and 2A.


  • For frosting I used a classic Wilton buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Beat shortening and butter/margarine in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until smooth. Gradually add milk.


TIP: If you live in a warm climate like me, place your frosted Disney-style cupcakes in the fridge to keep the buttercream from drooping. Pull them out about 5 minutes before eating.