24 May 2012

Minnie Mouse Birthday Celebration

Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

I wanted to share some Minnie Mouse themed Snacks/Appetizers and Drink recipes for your Minnie Party. Hope you Enjoy!!

Recipes Courtesy of http://family.go.com/
Minnie Mouse

Minnie's Polka-Dot Cookies

Ever since their 1928 film debut in Steamboat Willie, Minnie and Mickey have been an inseparable duo. After 80-plus years of courtship, a mouse is apt to know what sort of valentine will prompt his better half to utter those famous words: "Aren't you sweet?" Fashioned after Minnie's favorite dress, these heart-shaped polka-dotted cookies are the perfect fit. They're made with a shiny icing that's easy to spread and pipe (the recipe below makes enough to frost about two dozen 3-inch cookies).
    Heart-shaped cookie cutter
    Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
    2 cups powdered sugar
    Small mixing bowl
    Wooden spoon
    3 tablespoons milk
    1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    Small plastic bag
    Red food coloring
    Waxed paper
    Butter knife
  1. Cut heart shapes from the sugar cookie dough and bake them according to the recipe or package directions. Allow the cookies to thoroughly cool.
  2. Prepare the cookie icing by sifting the powdered sugar into a small mixing bowl and then stirring in the milk. Add the corn syrup and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Use the toothpick to poke a small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. Then spoon a third of the icing into the bag. Set the bag aside for now.
  4. Stir drops of red food coloring into the remaining icing in the bowl until you have the desired shade.
  5. Cover your working surface with a sheet of waxed paper. Working with one cookie at a time, spread the tops with the colored icing and immediately use the icing-filled plastic bag to pipe on white dots. (If you do this while the tinted frosting is still fluid, the dots will spread nicely to the same level.) To keep the dots as round as possible, lift the bag straight up from the cookie after you've piped the icing. You can practice the technique beforehand by piping a few dots onto a piece of waxed paper. 
Minnie Mouse Cake Pops

From our provider:
Minnie Mouse Cake Pops

You'll need:
  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)*
  • 1 16 oz can of ready made frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • White candy coating / bark coating
  • Black candy color
  • Chocolate candy melts
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Heart candies or heart sprinkles
  • Paper lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
  • Peanut butter morsels
  • White candy coating (face)
  • Peanut butter candy coating (face)
  • White confetti sprinkles (eye)
  • Black confetti sprinkles (pupil)
  • Black sunflower seeds (nose)
  • Black edible ink pen (mouth)
  • Pink confetti sprinkles (tongue)
  • Toothpicks
*One cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don't need that many, then cut the cake in quarters and freeze any cake sections for another day. You'll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each generic Mickey Mouse cake pop you plan on dipping and more for any extra decorating.
Instructions: 1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
2. With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won't need the rest.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.Step 3
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. Then transfer to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
5. Prepare the ears. Use round chocolate candy melts and with a round cutter, cut off a small portion of each candy melt. Set the ears aside.Step 5
6. Melt white candy coating in a heat-proof plastic bowl so that the coating is at least four inches deep for easier dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.Step 6
7. Add several drops of black candy color (this does not contain water) into the white candy coating and stir until combined. Add color until you achieve the desired shade.
8. Remove a couple of cake balls from the refrigerator at a time to work with.
9. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and insert into the cake ball. Then, grab two candy melt ears and dip the cut side into the melted candy coating. Attach the ears to the top/side of the cake pop and the coating will set like glue.Step 9
10. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
11. When dry, carefully dip the entire cake pop with ears attached into the bowl of melted candy coating. Dip and remove in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered. Using a deep bowl is helpful here. If your coating is too thick, you can add a few drops of vegetable oil or shortening to help thin it and make it easier to work with.
12. Remove and allow any excess coating to fall off the pop and back into the bowl.
13. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
14. Create Minnie Mouse's bow by applying a small amount of leftover candy coating to the top of Minnie's head. Attach two candy hearts or jumbo heart sprinkles and on red rainbow chip sprinkle in between. Dot the bow with a toothpick dipped in white candy coating.Step 14
15. For Minnie's face, melt white candy coating and pour into a small squeeze bottle. (You can make the color slightly tan by adding a few peanut butter candy melts when heating and stir together until completely combined.) You can also use a peanut butter morsel to attach to the front of the pop to help achieve a three dimensional profile. Dip the flat side of the morsel in some of the melted candy coating and place on the front of the pop.Step 15
16. Then, using the squeeze bottle to pipe melted candy coating on top of the morsel and around the front of the pop in the shape shown in the photo. Let dry.
17. Reheat any leftover coating in the bowl and use to apply the remaining details.
18. Dip the toothpick in coating and apply it in position for the nose and attach one sunflower seed.
19. Use the same technique to apply white confetti sprinkles and then overlap black confetti sprinkles for the eyes.Step 19
20. Draw the eyelashes and mouths with a black edible ink pen and then attach one pink confetti sprinkle (broken in half) on top for the tongue.
21. Let dry completely.
22. When dry, wrap in small treat bags and tie with a decorative ribbon.
Note: You can use dark chocolate candy coating instead of tinting white coating black. Then, you can use the same glueing technique to attach the ears right on the surface.
You can also attach other items like Junior Mints or separated miniature Oreo Cookies to the surface of the cake pop right after dipping and before the coating sets.
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Shirley Temple

2/3 sprite or Ginger Ale
1/3 Cherry Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Add Maraschino Cherries

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!!!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is A Disney Mom's Thoughts

 Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Delightfully Disney  with Minnie Mouse Invitations
2nd Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay with Minnie Mouse Decorations
3rd Stop ~   Growing Up Disney  with Minnie Mouse Attire
4th Stop ~ Can Do It MOM  with Minnie Mouse Inspired Drinks and Snacks
5th  Stop ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts with Minnie Mouse Games & Crafts
6th Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog with Minnie Mouse Cakes
7th Stop ~ Pursuing The Magic with Minnie Mouse Gift Ideas
Final Stop ~ Disney In Our Blood  with Minnie Mouse Favors

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  1. LOVE the Minnie cookies!! And of course you know I always love cake pops!! Great ideas Diane!!

  2.  Thanks Donna Kay, The cake pops are a favorite here ;-)

  3. Cake pops are awesome, aren't they?  I really like the idea of serving Shirley Temples at a Minnie Mouse party!

    Christina @ Disney in Our Blood

  4. Bakerella blows my mind!! There is no way I could replicate that!!!  love the ideas!

  5. Love the Minnie cake Pops and LOVE Shirley Temples:D