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My daughter loves all things Disney. We have tea parties and dress up weekly. (I seriously need to get a prince costume.) When we bake cupcakes, Hannah loves to help. She loves to crack the eggs, add the flour, anything she can do to get involved, she’s daddy’s little helper in the kitchen! I asked her if she wanted to help me make some Disney Tinker Bell cupcakes she literally jumped out of her chair and said, “Today?! Right Now?!” It warms the heart to see my little one excited.
She ran back into her bedroom and put on her princess dress, got some plastic slippers and we set out baking. For those that don’t know, there is a new Tinker Bell Fairy movie coming out called “The Pirate Fairy.” Now Hannah LOVES Tink and all her friends, I’ve watched existing movies a few times myself, so when I saw the trailer I thought it would be fun to make a guilt-free cupcake inspired by the movie. I let Hannah watch the trailer with me and she said, ‘What will they do if they can’t fly?!’ That got me thinking about my cupcake. Instead of making a simple cupcake, loaded with icing, why not create a small decoration. I’ll just use a vanilla cake mix and diet Sprite, (less calories), but the decorations are what will really inspire Hannah’s imagination and creativity.
The idea of a Fairy Wing Cupcakes was born. Now b/c of the movie Hannah insisted on BLUE sprinkles instead of Tinker Bell’s green & yellow. We added multiple different color cupcake wrappers (found at Walmart for $1.50) to represent all of Tinker Bell’s friends. But remember, in order to fly, the fairies NEED blue pixie dust!!! I went and grabbed some white chocolate. A bar or white chocolate chips will work just fine. Before I started I really wanted to make the fairy wings LOOK like fairy wings. Tinker Bell and the other fairies have very distinct looking wings. So I went into Photoshop and traced the fairy wings from a Tinker Bell photo I had. I then created a printable template to go under the wax paper and make it super easy.
Trailer – The Pirate Fairy on Disney Video
I warmed the white chocolate slowing in the microwave. Putting just 15 seconds on the timer, pulling it out and mixing it. Your chocolate should be nice and smooth, easy to stir. (Be careful, if you over cook it, it will become stiff and unusable). Next I have a plastic bottle with a tip. I opened the end of the bottle up just a little more, so that the chocolate wings would be thicker and break less easily. I just followed my template and had Hannah sprinkle the wings with the blue pixie dust (blue sugar sprinkles). I let them set for 30 minutes. Then I whipped up some simple stiff butter cream using 2 sticks of salted butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Added just a little of the butter cream to the cupcake and then ever so carefully added the wings.
This was the hardest part of the process. About 30% of my wings did break during the process and I learned a few things. Make sure your chocolate line is THICK. Also make sure you don’t have any breaks in your lines!! If your chocolate wing doesn’t connect at a joint, it will surely break! After that, you just sprinkle a little more blue pixie dust and enjoy! It’s a simple recipe that will be sure to inspire the imagination of little ones everywhere!!
We can’t wait for The Pirate Fairy DVD to come out! Another great Disney movie to watch with my little Princess. The Pirate Fairy is available in Walmart on April 1st. #ProtectPixieHollow.