Moana Cupcakes

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The epic journey continues with these bright and colorful Moana Cupcakes! They’re perfect for a Moana birthday party or to enjoy while watching the movie at home.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for more Moana ideas!

Moana Cupcakes

Moana was such a breath of fresh air when it came to theaters. I loved Frozen and how different it was from all the other Disney princess movies. The music was fantastic and the storyline was so much fun. And then Moana hit theaters and changed everything. It was so different in the best of ways. And the music was nothing short of amazing. Moana Cupcakes just seemed like a really good idea. And with the release of the movie on blu-ray TODAY, it seemed like a good day to share this treat! Moana would be SO fun to meet at Disneyland.

Moana Cupcakes

These cupcakes were so much fun and really easy to make. You can use a box cake mix and canned frosting like I did to make your cupcakes, or you can even buy already made cupcakes from your grocery store. From there it’s just a matter of adding the elements on top!

Moana Cupcakes

I made these simple cupcake toppers for you to cut out and place right on top of your cupcakes. You will want to print them on white card stock for the best quality and durability. I used my 2-inch scallop punch to get the cute flower shape.

Moana Cupcakes

After you frost your cupcakes and punch the toppers, all that’s left to add is a palm tree pick and flower icing decorations. You can place the flowers wherever you’d like on the cupcakes with however many you want to use. This package comes with 32 flowers so you can mix it up if you’re making 24 cupcakes, but if you want three on each you will need to buy three packages. Some of my cupcakes had three flowers, some had one…It was fun to mix it up.

Moana Cupcakes

The nice thing about these cupcakes besides being super cute is that the frosting job doesn’t have to be pretty. You’re going to be popping a topper right on top and adding some flowers. They’re just so much fun!

Moana Cupcakes

Moana Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

The epic journey continues with these bright and colorful Moana Cupcakes! They're perfect for a Moana birthday party or to enjoy while watching the movie at home.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer; mix for two minutes on medium speed. Use a rubber scraper to scrape the bowl for dry mix.
  2. Place cupcake liners into muffin tins; use an ice cream scoop to fill each cup 2/3 full with chocolate cake batter. Bake 350° F for 13-15 minute, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Carefully remove baked cupcakes from tins and place on a cooling rack to cool. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  3. Place frosting in a frosting bag fixed with a 1M star tip. Frost each cupcake in a swirl motion starting from the outer edge. Top each cupcake with a topper, desired amount of flower icing decorations, and a palm tree pick. Serve and enjoy!
http://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2017/03/moana-cupcakes.html

Kitchen tools and gadgets needed for this recipe:

Palm tree picks found HERE
Flower icing decorations found HERE

Moana Cupcakes

I hope you enjoy these cupcakes!!

Moana Cupcakes

Moana Cupcakes

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Comments

    • Alli says

      Hi again, Linda! You can use regular milk for this recipe if you’d like instead of the buttermilk. I prefer the buttermilk for the thickness and how it affects the texture of cupcakes. Thanks for the question!