Baking is one of my favorite decompressors. Although I rarely bake and eat it or make it for myself, I find so much joy in baking. I love the smell of freshly baked goods, hot out the oven. For Valentine's day or really any holiday it has become a tradition that I bake something for my boyfriend. Last year was rainbow cookies, which I will definitely do a post on those too! This year since we are both wishing we could go on another Disney trip I decided on Mickey Mouse cupcakes.
Before I commited to this, I knew I didn't have much time between getting off of work, working out, cooking dinner and then going to bed to do it all over again. SO I did a little bit of research and it was pretty simple. My boyfriend love funfetti so that was the cake batter I chose along with both chocolate and vanilla frosting.
Cake batter (eggs, water and oil)
Mini York peppermint pattys
Directions you may ask? Make the cupcakes, frost them and place 3 mini York pattys on each cupcake. Done. Could it be any more simple? I've also seen other people use mini oreos instead of the pattys or one large brown m&m for the "face" and small brown m&m's for the "ears". From start to finish the entire process took me an hour, to allow time for the cupcakes to bake and cool down. I was able to pop them in the oven, cook and eat dinner to then frost and decorate the cupcakes all before 8pm! They are delicious and not at all nutritious but the best treat for any Disney lover!