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Dumbo Circus Cupcakes

These Dumbo Cupcakes are easy to make and absolutely adorable. Perfect for a Circus Birthday party, Baby shower, a treat for the New Dumbo Movie or any Disney Party idea. 
Course Dessert


  • 6-12 White Cupcakes Premade (Boxed cake mix or store bought)
  • 1 can Whipped White Frosting
  • White Fondant
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black & Pink Food Coloring


  • Start with 6-12 vanilla cupcakes. You can make your favorite boxed cupcakes or buy store bought that isn't decorated.
  • Spread a thin layer of white frosting over the cupcakes and set aside.
  • Take 2 chunks of fondant and knead each one for about 30 seconds just to soften them up. Add 1 drop of black food coloring to one and 1 drop of pink to the other. Fold one in half and start kneading the color in by hand. Then do the other one. You should now have one pink fondant and one grey fondant.
  • Roll out the fondant about ¼ inch thick. Take about a 1-inch cap and cut out 12 grey circles and with about ½ inch cap, cut out 12 pink circles. Place the pink circles over the grey circles and pinch one side together, then cut the pinch end off. This will give you a straight edge on one side.
  • Take the rest of the frosting and place in a bowl, add 1-2 drops of black food coloring and mix well. If you want it a darker shade of grey, then add a little more but be careful not to add too much at once.
  • Add frosting into a quart size baggie or piping bag, cut corner just a little. Start with a small circle in the middle of the cupcake, then fill in the circle, next add a long thick trunk down the middle of the circle to the edge of the cupcake.
  • Now, place a small amount of frosting in another baggie and cut a very tiny piece of the corner. At the bottom of the trunk, pipe on 3 small circles on top of each other so it looks like an open circle.
  • Place two eyes on above the trunk and stick on 2 ears. Place the straight edge towards the frosting.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Keyword Disney Dumbo Circus Cupcakes