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.
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!Print
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!
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)
Cupcake paper liners
- 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.
- Pipe frosting over cupcake in a circular direction working from the inside of the cupcake towards the outer circle.
- Decorate with sprinkles and edible pearls.