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Magical Aladdin Inspired Cupcake Decoration

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Without a doubt, one of the summer’s most anticipated blockbusters is Disney’s live-action Aladdin!  You don’t need to be a genie to predict that young princes and princesses everywhere will be requesting an Aladdin-themed birthday party this year (especially for those with a summer birthday)!

While we may not be able to grant a child’s every birthday wish, we can help by giving you a cupcake idea that fits the Aladdin theme perfectly.

decorated Aladdin cupcakes

 

This cupcake decoration is really simple, but the colors and design really capture various elements of Aladdin:  blue for the Genie, purple for Aladdin, and beautiful pearls for Princess Jasmine. The sparkling sprinkles also remind me of my favorite part of the animated movie–the magic carpet ride!

And, while these cupcakes are perfect for a birthday party, you’ll find they are also easy and inexpensive enough to pull together any time you want! This would definitely be a fun treat to make before or after seeing the Aladdin movie!

To get started, go ahead and prepare some plain cupcakes. You can follow a favorite family recipe or make it easy by using a boxed mix. Don’t forget your paper liners! Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, you can start to decorate them.

First, fill three piping bags with three separate frosting colors: white, blue and purple.  Next, you will prepare a fourth piping bag by attaching a Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip. This tip is often using in cake or cupcake decorating to create a  lovely rose design.

For this cupcake,  snip off the tips of your three piping bags and put them inside the piping bag with the special tip.  Slide the three bags all the way to the bottom and squeeze to force the three colors of frosting out through the star tip.

 

Pipe your frosting over the cupcake in a circular direction, working from the inside of the cupcake toward the outer circle.  This keeps the look of the icing crisp and professional while allowing the colors to flow into each other. The effect of the colors and frosting together reminds me of the stylized clouds from the animated Aladdin film.

For a final touch of magic, decorate your cupcakes with some edible pearls and sparkly sprinkles!

Are you planning to make these Aladdin-themed cupcakes to celebrate the movie or for an upcoming birthday party? If so, drop us a comment and let us know how they turned out!

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Finished Aladdin decorated cupcakes

Magical Aladdin Inspired Cupcake Decoration

  • Author: Trish Corlew
  • Yield: 12

Description

This Aladdin-inspired cupcake represents all your favorite Aladdin characters in one simple and magical design. This is the perfect treat to accompany an Aladdin themed birthday party!


Ingredients

12 cupcakes from your favorite recipe or boxed mix

2 to 3 cups vanilla frosting in three colors: blue, purple, and white (Used Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting)

Silver sprinkling sugar

White sprinkling sugar

Coated chocolate pearls in matching colors

Nonpareil sprinkles in matching colors

You will also need:

Large open star tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)

Piping bags

Cupcake paper liners


Instructions

  1. Add about ½ cup each color frosting to its own piping bag. Snip the end off the piping bags. Prepare a fourth piping bag with the open star tip. Slide the three other piping bags into the fourth and twist the open ends to force the frosting down into the tip.
  2. Pipe frosting over cupcake in a circular direction working from the inside of the cupcake towards the outer circle.
  3. Decorate with sprinkles and edible pearls.
  4. Enjoy!

 

About the author

Wendy Hilton

Wendy is one of the owners of Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children: Hannah, age 23; Noah, age 22; and Mary Grace, age 16. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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