Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901. For this project we’re celebrating with some birthday cupcakes! Now, we’re no cake decorators…or bakers, we just thought it’d be fun to do something different with a little mini craft anyone can make.

We used the “Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes” recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction–they’re so good–and a simple vanilla buttercream (here’s Sally’s recipe for that).

Here’s what you’ll need for the “crafty” bits of this project:

Supplies List:Tools List:
Birthday SprinklesScissors
Black FondantGlue Stick
Fondant Roller


After I baked the cupcakes, my mom prepared the buttercream. The cupcakes must be cool before any buttercream is piped on.

She piped each cupcake with the buttercream–you can apply it with an offset spatula too–and topped them with the birthday sprinkles.

Meanwhile, I cut circles to create 8 Mickey heads out of black fondant.

The Mickey fondant heads were then added to 8 cupcakes.

For the actual “craft” part, I sliced up some white cardstock 3/4 inches wide.

Then, I folded the pieces into an accordion of 1 inch folds.

I cut out 17 little folded ‘V’s.

Next, I cut out little triangles on the open edge.

I took each flag and covered the insides with a glue stick, stuck in a toothpick, and sandwiched it all together.

Voila! Little flags!

I then spelled out “Happy Birthday Walt” with the flags using colored markers that matched my birthday sprinkles.

Last, I stuck the toothpicks into each cupcake!


These cupcakes are truly delicious and the buttercream is heaven. We did this project to thank Walt for Disneyland. Disneyland is so very special to us and is our home away from home. I’m inspired by Walt’s love for imagination and innovation.

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

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