These Vegan Princess Anna Cupcakes will put you in a Disney Frozen state of mind. If I’m being completely honest here, I was never fully on-board with Frozen when it came out in 2013.

Print out some of the Disney Frozen printable coloring pages and activities and so the kids have something to do while the cupcakes are baking and fondant is hardening. Or, for a fun craft or party favor, try these easy DIY Winter Sensory Bottles

Vegan Princess Anna Mickey Ears Cupcakes 

I was intentionally tried not to pay attention to all of the online references, videos and countless “Let it Go” performances and parodies across social media.

It wasn’t until a few years later that I finally watched Frozen. Now that I’ve seen both Frozen and the 21-minute featurette, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, I’m looking forward to Frozen 2 on Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, my family has decided they’re not fans of our short-lived Disney Thanksgiving Day movie, so we likely won’t see it in theaters. 

Easy Fun and Vegan Princess Anna Cupcakes to Make with the Kids 

I’m thinking of making these Vegan Princess Cupcakes for Thanksgiving to help myself feel better about not seeing Frozen 2 in theaters. What I love about this recipe is that, if you opt for vegan fondant, this is a 100% vegan cupcake recipe!

 

Decorating the fondant Mickey Ears could be a fun activity to do with the kids, from cutting out fondant circles, mixing food coloring into the frosting and painting the design on the fondant, it’s a pretty kid-friendly recipe.

Princess Anna Mickey Ears Cupcakes

Princess Anna Mickey Ears Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Supplies
  • Cupcakes
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Decoration
  • 1 Can (3 cups) of Your Favorite Vanilla Frosting
  • Light Blue Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Purple Food Coloring
  • Dark Blue Sprinkles
  • Purple Sprinkles
  • Rose Decorating Tip & Piping Bag
  • Black Fondant
  • Gold Edible Glitter (luster dust)
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paintbrush
  • 2-inch Circle Cookie Cutter

Instructions

To make the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Mix wet ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in 1/3 cup increments and mix until smooth.

Fill muffin cups almost full as this recipe does not rise a significant amount.

Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from heat and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Frost immediately or freeze until ready to use.

Once you’ve made your cupcakes, set them aside to cool completely. 

To make Mickey's ears, roll out the black fondant to about ⅛-inch thick on a sheet of parchment paper. You definitely want it to be thick, in this case, because you need it to stand up. 

Cut out 2 rounds of black fondant for every cupcake. Do not try to transfer the rounds, rather pull the excess fondant away from the ears. That way you don’t mess up the shape.

Set these aside for a minimum of two hours to dry out. If you can leave them overnight, that’s even better.

To make your blue icing, combine blue food coloring (about 5-10 drops will do) with your icing and stir.

To decorate the Mickey Ears, I used a bit of the blue icing, painted on, to make the top of Anna’s dress in a “V” shape. 

Then I combined about ⅛ teaspoon of water with about 1 teaspoon of edible glitter and painted the ears with swirls like Anna’s dress bodice.

Then I combined ½ teaspoon of icing with 2 drops of red, 1 drop of black and 1 drop of purple food coloring to make the little purple jewels on Anna’s dress.

Set the ears aside to let the icing crust over.

Using your largest decorating tip, cut a hole into the top of the cupcakes and fill with a small amount of dark blue sprinkles for a fun surprise.

Replace the top of the holes in the cupcake.

Ice each of your cupcakes with about half of the icing you would normally use. Then add purple sprinkles on top.

Tuck two ears into each cupcake on each side. Immediately place the cupcakes in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set the icing and help hold the ears up.

Once the icing has set, finish icing each cupcake and add a few more sprinkles.

Elsa and Anna have been delighting kids and adults for 6 years now and I don’t anticipate the adoration waning any time soon. 

If you decide to make these cupcakes, leave a comment below and let me know how it went. Or, if you have opinions on Frozen 2, let me know, I’d love to hear them!