Got Tsum Tsums? Our Tsum Tsum Cupcakes are coming – Oh boy oh boy oh boy! This is the first of many cupcakes that we have been working on. So here is our first… Welcome, Donald!
Donald Fauntleroy Duck (yes, that is his middle name) is one of my favorite Disney characters. While his temperament is less than pleasant, it does provide a lot of comic relief. It’s interesting that Donald is 80+ years old, but still a widely known and beloved cartoon character.
It was recently discovered through letters written by Walt Disney himself, that Donald lays his own eggs, then eats them. Check out this page here for more details, it’ll crack you up!
We also created a Daisy cupcake, mostly because we were afraid to leave Donald alone. You can check her out at Daisy Duck Tsum Tsum Cupcake!
My kids are absolutely Tsum Tsum crazy, they collect the vinyl ones, they hug, sleep, and play with the plush ones, and they link them and score coins with their iPhone game (Dad is equally addicted). Admitted, these are really cute versions of our beloved Disney characters, so I could not resist trying to do something creative in the kitchen with them.
I made these as a summer treat with the kids. The best part was doing this project together as a family, everyone made their own take on Donald.
Donald is a delicious cupcake made with Cherry Chip cake batter, this cake mix is really difficult to find at most stores, but it’s very easy to make. In fact, I think this mix is superior to any store bought brand (sorry Betty!).
The cupcake topper is sculpted with fondant, we used a simple marshmallow fondant for the recipe. To get the colors we used Wilton gel food coloring, working it into the fondant until the consistency was smooth and the hue was correct. After we sculpted the cupcake toppers, which we did on wax paper coated with a small amount of shortening, we frosted the cupcakes with buttercream frosting then gently placed the fondant topper on top of the frosting. This method serves two purposes, first, the fondant needs a base to sit upon so that it does not fall off during transportation. Second, it’s much easier to sculpt the Tsum Tsum on wax paper.
My kids got me hooked on the Disney Tsum Tsum game by Line. It’s available on both Android and IOS and it’s a simple, connect the character type of game, but since you can earn coins and buy your favorite Tsum Tsums to play with. Each of the Tsum Tsums in the game have a special skill they can use to help clear Tsum Tsums. Donald Duck, in particular, will allow you to single tap and clear Tsum Tsum for a short period of time. Donald Ducks’s special skill can be activated by connecting 12 Donald Tsums. You can find Donald Duck in the Happiness box in the store.
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