Daisy Duck Cupcakes. Simple homemade cupcakes with homemade frosting and topped with a simple Daisy Duck bow made out of fondant.
Daisy Duck Cupcake
Having a Disney themed party? These Daisy Duck cupcakes are perfect! These cupcakes have Daisy Duck’s signature purple bow made out of fondant and they are totally adorable and super easy to make.
We love all things Disney in our house along with all things cupcakes so making Disney themed cupcakes is a must do for us. I make cupcakes jsut because I want to and for when we are having a party. Anytime I can get some Disney in to our day I am all for it, and these cupcakes were loved by everyone in the house.
Looking for more Disney cupcakes? Check these out!
- Frozen Cupcakes
- Goofy Cupcakes
- Minnie Mouse Cupcakes
- Pluto Cupcakes
- Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
- Baymax cupcakes
- BB-8 Cupcakes
What type of cupcakes should I use for Daisy Duck Cupcakes?
For these adorable Disney cupcakes, you have a few options. You could buy premade cupcakes, without the frosting, or you can use my hack to make a box mix taste like a bakery cake or you can make homemade cupcakes.
Best Frosting to Use for these cupcakes
These Disney cupcakes are best with homemade white buttercream, so I recommend this amazing homemade buttercream frosting, marshmallow buttercream, almond buttercream, cream cheese frosting or vanilla whipped frosting. It is important to use a thick frosting so the swirl holds its shape and the Daisy Duck bow on top.
If you are looking for tasty cupcake flavor combinations with white buttercream check out some of our favorites.
- Strawberry cupcake with vanilla buttercream.
- Chocolate cupcake with marshmallow buttercream.
- Peanut butter cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.
- Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with with vanilla buttercream.
- Peanut butter cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream.
- Vanilla cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream.
- Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.
- Angel Food cupcakes with vanilla whipped frosting.
- Lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.
- Lemon cupcakes with vanilla whipped frosting.
Tips for Baking Cupcakes
Follow the recipe. Each cupcake recipe is different. It is important to follow the recipe as directed. all of our cupcake recipes have been tested multiple times to make sure they are perfect.
Bring ingredients to room temperature. Cupcakes will bake best when the ingredients are brought to room temperature before mixing the cupcake batter.
Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Before frosting the cupcakes let them cool completely. If you frost cupcakes while they are still warm then the frosting will melt.
Do not over mix. Over mixing the batter will lead to having tough and flat cupcakes. When making cupcakes you have to be careful that you don’t over mix the batter when you are folding in the flour mixture. If you over-mix your cupcake batter your cupcakes will turn out flat. You want to mix everything just until mixed, over mixing will cause you to have rough and tough cupcakes. We all know that the best cupcake are light and fluffy.
Fill the cupcake liners appropriately. You do not want to over fill the cupcake liners. Follow the directions for the specific cupcake recipe, if the recipe doesn’t tell you how full stick to the 2/3 full rule. Which is roughly 3 tablespoons of cupcake batter per cupcake liner.
Use the best kitchen tool for filling liners. If you are working with a thick cupcake batter then you want to use a spoon or a cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners. If it is a thin cupcake batter then use a bowl with a spout or a glass measuring cup to pour in the batter.
Use quality cupcake liners. While you might not think it matters a cupcake liner but having a quality cupcake liner will make it so your cupcakes don’t stick to the wrapper and peel off nicely so you can see the perfect cupcake in it.
Bake one tray at a time. Using the center of the oven rack and bake one tray of cupcakes at a time. This will give you the best cupcake results.
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. If you frost cupcakes while they are still warm then the frosting will melt.
Tips for Decorating Cupcakes with Fondant
For these cupcakes you are going to be using colored fondant. You can use store bought fondant or homemade.
Allow Fondant to warm up before using it. It
After making your shapes let the fondant harden. Allowing the fondant to sit out and harden a bit makes it easier to put on the cupcakes.
Use your finger or a small paintbrush to apply water. Water is what will make the fondant pieces stick to each other. You only need a tiny bit, I suggest putting it in a bowl near you and using your finger or a small paint brush to apply the water.
Use powdered sugar to dust your work space. When you are rolling the fondant to the thickness you need with the rolling pin, to keep it from sticking to your work area use a small amount of powdered sugar on the work space.
Make sure you work area is clean. Fondant can be sticky when working with it and can easily pick up crumbs that are on your work space so make sure the area is totally clean before getting started.
Keep the fondant moving when working with it. When you are rolling out fondant to the desired thickness you do not want to flip it, slowly move it by turning it slightly while rolling it out with the rolling pin.
Stop cracks. If the fondant starts to crack when you are working with it add a small amount of vegetable oil in a circular motion on the areas cracking.
How to soften fondant. Fondant dries out as it sits out. If you need to soften it some add a small amount of water to the fondant. You only need a really small amount, about 1/8 teaspoon for every 24 ounces of fondant.
How to stiffen fondant. If the fondant is to soft add a small amount of powdered sugar.
How to Color Fondant
Coloring fondant is easy using a gel food coloring just add the food coloring to the fondant and using your hands roll it in. Continue rolling the fondant around in your hands or on the counter until it is fully colored the color you want it.
I do suggest using gel food coloring as liquid food coloring adds more liquid to it and I find sometimes it is to much liquid. I like dipping a tooth pick into the gel food coloring and then dipping the food coloring on to the fondant.
I also suggest wearing plastic gloves when mixing the food coloring into the fondant so you do not get food coloring on your hands.
How to tell when cupcakes are done baking
I like to use the toothpick test when I am making cupcakes with the kids because it is easier for them to see and learn. But if you have been making cupcakes for a while you may not want to use that method.
If you are wanting an even easier method, the cupcake bounce done method as we call it is even easier. Pull the tray of cupcakes out from the oven and lightly press on a cupcake in the middle of the baking pan. If if bounces right back and no finger print is left behind then your cupcakes are done. If there is a finger print you need to bake them for a few more minutes.
How to Store Cupcakes
It is best to store cupcakes in an airtight container on the counter. Cupcakes are best to be enjoyed with in 48 hours of making them. They won’t be bad to eat after 40 hours but they will start to dry out and not be as fresh.
After frosting cupcakes you are ok to store them on the counter for a day or 2 but after that they should be stored in the fridge.
If you are storing them unfrosted you can store them in an airtight container or a plastic bag. If you are storing them with frosting on top I suggest using a cupcake storage container.
Daisy Duck Cupcake Ingredients
- 24 Cupcakes
- Buttercream frosting
- Purple and Black Gel Food Coloring
- Powdered Sugar
Daisy Duck Cupcake Supplies
- Piping bag
- Large star tip
- Pizza Cutter
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
How to Make Daisy Duck Cupcake
Bake your prefered cupcake and allow them to cool.
While the cupcakes are cooling make your buttercream frosting and the Purple Daisy Duck Fondant bows.
When you are ready to frost the cupcakes, place a star tip into the pastry bag and fill it up with your white frosting.
Pipe a swirl of frosting onto each of your cupcakes.
After frosting the cupcakes add a fondant bow on top.
How to Make Bow out of Fondant
Dye the fondant purple.
Spread out a small amount of powder sugar onto your work surface. Roll your purple fondant out to 1/8 of an inch thick.
Cut it into ¾ inch wide strips. Cut out 24 pieces that are ¾inch by ¼ inch rectangles.
Than cut out 24, ¾ inch by 3 inch rectangles. Lightly wet the center of the 3 inch piece with a small amount of water and bring both ends to the center.
Wrap the small rectangle around the center of the bow and keep it in place with a small amount of water.
Gently squeeze the middle of the bow to give it some shape. Repeat this with all the bows.
Press one bow gently into the top of the frosting. Repeat with each cupcake.
Easy Cupcake Recipes
Daisy Duck Cupcakes
- Daisy Duck Cupcake Supplies
- Piping bag
- large star tip
- Pizza cutter
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
Daisy Duck Cupcakes Ingredients
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Ingredients
How to Make Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pans with your choose of cupcake wrappers.
- Place your self-rising flour, cake flour, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together for a minute or two until they are well combined.
- Cut your butter into tablespoon pieces. Slowly add your butter into the flour mixture one piece at a time continue mixing until you have reached the texture of sand.
- Pour half of your milk into the flour mixture and mix just until the milk is incorporated. Use your rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your bowl. Add your remaining milk and the vanilla to your batter and mix until combined.
- Slowly add in one egg at a time to the cake batter, making sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next egg.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 10 minutes then rotate the cake pans so the pan that was on the top rack is now on the bottom and the pan that was on the bottom is now on the top rack. Continue to bake for another 10-13 minute until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.
How to Make Vanilla buttercream Frosting
- Place your butter and shortening together in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together on medium speed until they are nice and creamy.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture.
- Once you have added all the powdered sugar in to your mixture, add in the vanilla extract and then the hot water.
- Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
How to Make Bow out of Fondant
- Dye the fondant purple.
- Spread out a small amount of powder sugar onto your work surface. Roll your purple fondant out to 1/8 of an inch thick.
- Cut it into ¾ inch wide strips. Cut out 24 pieces that are ¾inch by ¼ inch rectangles.
- Than cut out 24, ¾ inch by 3 inch rectangles. Lightly wet the center of the 3 inch piece with a small amount of water and bring both ends to the center.
- Wrap the small rectangle around the center of the bow and keep it in place with a small amount of water. Gently squeeze the middle of the bow to give it some shape. Repeat this with all the bows.
How to Make Daisy Duck Cupcake
- Bake your cupcakes and allow them to cool.
- While the cupcakes are cooling make your buttercream frosting and the Purple Daisy Duck Fondant bows.
- When you are ready to frost the cupcakes, place a star tip into the pastry bag and fill it up with your white frosting.
- Pipe a swirl of frosting onto each of your cupcakes.
- After frosting the cupcakes add a fondant bow on top of each cupcake.