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Mickey & Minnie, Christmas, Chocolate and Disney….what could be better? Well maybe cake? LOL!
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays! There’s just something magical about the whole season. That’s why a perfect combination of Disney magic and Christmas is a win-win to me!
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Below is a recipe so you can create some Disney magic with your family!
Mickey & Minnie Christmas Chocolate Cake Balls
*makes 15 cake balls
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 C water
1/2 C oil
2 packages of milk chocolate melting wafers
1 container of chocolate frosting
1 package of red candy melts
1 tube of white cookie icing
1 tube of black cookie icing
1 tube of yellow cookie icing
1 package of bow’s royal icing transfers
1 container of holly melody sprinkles
1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
1 cupcake pan fitted with cupcake liners
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Following the back of the cake box directions, prepare cupcakes as directed then fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way and bake for 21 minutes.
Once baked, place onto a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes for cupcake pan and continue to cool until complete cool.
Using a large bowl, remove cupcake liners and place cupcakes into the bowl, about 5 cupcakes at a time.
Using your hands, crumb up the cupcakes into fine crumbs.
Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop mixture into your hands and roll into a ball.
Using 1 package of milk chocolate wafers, pair up 2 wafers with each cake ball for the ears then place a wafer into each corner of the cake balls where ears would go. Repeat steps with remaining cupcakes and chocolate wafers.
Place onto cookie sheet fitted with the parchment paper. Once done, place into the freezer for overnight.
The next day:
Using a double boiler, melt the second bag of milk chocolate wafers
Once chocolate is melted, take cake balls out of freezer
Carefully peel off a cake ball off the parchment paper
Carefully dip the top half of the cake ball into the chocolate so that the ears and the top half of the cake ball gets coated
Very lightly shake of excess chocolate and then place back onto the cookie sheet
Repeat steps with rest of the cake balls
Once all have been dipped, clean out your pot so that you can melt the red candy melts
Once the candy melts have been melted, carefully dip the bottom half of the cake balls into the chocolate.
Lightly shake off any excess chocolate and place onto the cookie sheet
Once all have been dipped into the chocolate, let sit for an hour for the chocolate to harden
Once harden, split the cake balls in half so that you have half Mickey and half Minnie.
Using the black cookie icing, pipe on a black belt into the middle of the red.
Using the yellow cookie icing, pipe on a yellow square for the buckle
Using tweezers, carefully place two holly leafs and 3 red sprinkles for the berries on the corner of the yellow buckle
Using the white cookie icing, pipe on a line and polka dots for Minnie’s dress
Pipe a dollop onto the back of a bow icing transfer and place in the middle in between the ears for Minnie’s bow
Using tweezers, carefully place two holly leafs and 3 red sprinkles for the berries on the corner of the dress.
Let dry for an hour.
For more Disney Christmas inspiration, make sure to check out our Mickey Christmas Oreos recipe !