How To Make Haunted Mansion Cupcakes

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How to make Haunted Mansion cupcakesWhen I thought of all my Disney fans and favorite rides, I couldn’t help but want to combine my love for Minnie Mouse with one of my favorite rides: Haunted Mansion. Well, these Haunted Mansion cupcakes managed to do exactly that so you can frightfully delight anybody with a sweet tooth. They will look so cute at any Halloween party!

To save time, I recommend making the chocolate cupcakes with a box mix. The decoration process takes a bit of effort and time, but I promise your dedication will pay off.


How To Make Minnie Fondant Ears and Bows


  • 1 container of purple fondant
  • 1 container of white fondant
  • 1 black edible marker
  • 1 green edible marker
  • 1 purple edible marker
  • 1 Wilton bow fondant mold
  • 4 inch round fondant cutter



  • Sprinkle powder sugar onto cutting board and spread around.
  • Remove purple fondant from container and place onto cutting board
  • Coat fondant with powder sugar and roll out onto the cutting board into a flat 1/2 inch disk
  • Using the 4 inch round cutter, cut out 24 circles
  • Place cut circles onto the cookie sheet and allow to dry for 1 hour
  • Using the black edible marker, draw out the wallpaper onto the fondant circles.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Making the bow directions
  • Remove the white fondant from the container and pinch off about 1 tbsp of fondant
  • Mold the white fondant into the small bow mold
  • Remove and place onto a cookie sheet to dry
  • Continue steps for 11 more bows.
  • Allow the bows to dry for 1 hour
  • Once the hour is up, using your green and black edible marker, draw and color horizontal lines on the bows
  • Allow to dry for 1 hour.


Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes

You will need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix and ingredients as listed on the back of the cake mix box
  • Muffin pan
  • Cupcake liners
  • Electric mixer/ mixing bowl



  • Preheat oven as per directions on the box,
  • Put the liners in the muffin pan. Set aside.
  • Following the directions add ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients as instructed.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Put in the oven and bake for 22 minutes.
  • Check for doneness. ( Insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake, it should come out clean.)
  • If they are not done, check again every three minutes until they are done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.


How to make Vanilla Frosting


  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large piping bag with large star tip

Frosting Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth
  • Pipe frosting onto the top of the cupcake

Decorating Directions:

  • Place one “ear” on either side of the frosting
  • Place the bow in the middle of the frosting

How to make a Marshmallow Spider Web


  • 3 Jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 Microwave Safe Bowl


  • Place the bowl with the marshmallows in the microwave for 15 seconds intervals until puffed and melted
  • Stir with a spoon to deflate the marshmallows


Marshmallow Spider Web Decorating Directions

  • Scoop a little bit of melted marshmallow between your fingers and spread your fingers apart to make the marshmallow stringy.
  • Lay the marshmallow strings over and around the frosting and ears with your fingers, coating the frosting and ears to make it creepy looking.

Yes, I know it takes a lot of steps to make these adorably spooky Haunted Mansion Minnie Ears cupcakes, but it’s totally worth it!

How to make Haunted Mansion cupcakes

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