These Hidden Mickey Succulent Cupcakes Are EARresistible

Image source: Jean Yap | Disney Family

Succulents are the perfect house plant and add a fun pop of color to any party. Turn this current trend into a yummy Disney dessert with Hidden Mickey Succulent Cupcakes.

Have your whole family get in on the design—piping the buttercream frosting onto the treats. This spring recipe is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Image source: Jean Yap | Disney Family

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Hidden Mickey Succulent Cupcakes



  • 1 Cup frosting
  • Green, yellow, and taupe gel food coloring
  • Piping bags
  • Piping tips (#16 and #101)
  • Piping nail (like this one)
  • Parchment paper
  • Cupcake liners


  1. Divide the frosting into 4 bowls. Tint 3 of them various shades of green, using more or less of the yellow food coloring. Then, tint the last bowl taupe.

  2. Place a batch of the green frosting in a piping bag fitted with tip #101.

  3. Put a dab of frosting on the piping nail and place a square of parchment paper on top.

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  4. Pipe the design with the wider part of the tip near the parchment paper and the narrower part on top.

  5. Pipe a mound of frosting on the parchment paper and then start piping the petals in a 
circular motion, rotating the piping nail as you go.

    Image source: Jean Yap | Disney Family

  6. Once the flower shape is complete, slide the parchment paper off the nail and place it on a small baking tray. To create the Mickey design, you will need 1 large flower for the face and 2 smaller ones to form the ears.

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  7. Repeat piping instructions with the different shades of green frosting. Once all the designs have been piped, place the tray in the freezer for 2 hours for the designs to firm.

  8. Using half of the taupe frosting, spread the frosting over the cupcakes until they are level.

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  9. Once the succulent flowers are frozen, gently peel them off of the parchment paper and place them on the cupcakes to form a Mickey design.

  10. Fit a piping bag with tip #16 and add the taupe frosting. Pipe small decorative designs onto the empty spaces.

    Image source: Jean Yap | Disney Family

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