Disney Princess Cupcakes

I have made these Disney princess cupcakes twice over the past few months. Once for the girls I babysit and once for my friend’s daughter, who just turned four. Just about every little girl loves princesses – or at least goes through an intense, princess-obsessed phase. I know there’s another side to this story though – the people who are frustrated by the fact that many little girls look up to princesses.

Disney fairytales are unrealistic and imperfect, but I’m alright with that. To a five year old kid, all things Disney are magical in which good always wins over evil — and that is pretty special.

I think Kelly Oxford (who wrote the great “Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar”) sums up my feelings toward Disney more eloquently that I ever could:

“I suddenly feel a weird sense of community with the other parents in our fake Jeep, helmed by my unskilled and vomit-prone son. All of us laughing and whoa-ing together. All of us spending more money than we should, gambling on a chance to create memories in this place built on make-believe. The best parts of childhood, adulthood, and parenthood are those pure moments of bliss, when you completely forget about your future and past and live in your moment. That, I realize, is why I loved Disneyland as a preteen: it was an escape from that time, from the fears of never getting my period, of being pressured into trying cigarettes, and of liking Days of Our Lives. That’s why there are moms who are itching to dress up like Snow White for an entire day, in public, with zero shame. It’s the best kind of lie. To stop thinking about the shit in our lives for a day and pretend that a princess is real, that the Beast is in the castle, and that they never take off their costumes or meet for some crappy cafeteria lunch and a cigarette behind the facade walls of Main Street.” — Kelly Oxford

These cupcakes were heavily inspired by Erica’s beautiful blog. I encourage you to read her post as well, as she had a heartwarming reason for making the cupcakes.

Disney Princess Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Recipe source: Erica’s Sweet Tooth

24 cupcakes (any kind you would like; I used box mix funfetti)
A batch of buttercream icing (I used the white buttercream icing recipe here)
A large petal tip, Wilton #127
Disposable pastry bags
Food coloring: pink, yellow, buttercup yellow, leaf green, kelly green, and blue
Lollipop sticks, cut in half
Disney princess pictures
Edible glitter (optional)

A note about the Disney princess pictures: I searched for each individual princess using Google, save the corresponding images, and resized them all so that they would be proportionate. I then printed 4 of each on cardstock. I cut them out and attached them to the lollipop sticks using tape. I do not want to post the princess images on my blog (because it might be a murky area, copyright-wise). But don’t fear – just use Google (ex: search for “cinderella”) and you’ll find the exact same cartoon images that I used. You’ll just need to do a little trial-and-error with resizing them so that they are proportionate. If you have questions about this step, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

1. Bake your cupcakes and allow them to cool entirely. While they are cooling, make a batch of buttercream icing. You may want to make an extra 1/2 batch, especially if you are doing these for the first time and haven’t gotten a hang of using the petal tip.
2. Divide the icing into six small bowls. Use the food coloring to dye each batch a different princess skirt color.
3. Fit a pastry bag with the large petal tip and fill the bag with one of the batches of colored icing. Pipe two layers of petals onto the top of each cupcake. I would highly suggest practicing this on a napkin first. It took me a few tries to get the petal look just right. You will want the wider end of the tip pointing out.
4. Once all of the cupcakes are frosted, stick the Disney princess toppers into the cupcakes.
5. If you have edible glitter, you can add some of that to each cupcake to give them a little sparkle.



Bethany Cox - July 11, 2013 - 8:44 am

you are amazing

Mary-Michael - July 11, 2013 - 12:58 pm

These are adorable!

Maggie - August 28, 2013 - 10:47 am

Hi.. those are so pretty.
Could you please tell me where did you get the princesses pictures?

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Hannah - October 7, 2013 - 2:34 pm

If you could email me tips or exact websites for these pics, that would be AWESOME!!
My daughter wants these exact cupcakes badly, but they are not easy to find! Thank you!

Lori - October 17, 2013 - 11:21 am

Could you please tell me where you got the Disney Princess pics you used for the cupcakes?

DAWN - November 20, 2013 - 8:35 am

I am making these next month could you please email me to websites or information for the pictures. thanks you

Karen - January 14, 2014 - 1:49 pm

These are just perfect! If you could email the websites that would be soooooo greatly appreciated. These would be perfect for my daughters birthday next month!

Ellen - January 14, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Love these cupcakes….making princess cupcakes for my granddaughter’s birthday party….including the new “frozen” princess…..her little friend are going to love these!

Nikki - March 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

Can u plz email me the pictures :) so cute!

kyriaki - March 18, 2014 - 7:31 am

could you please tell me where you got the princess pictures for the cupcakes? thanks

Annette - March 20, 2014 - 4:06 pm

If you could email me the exact website where you got the pictures that would be great! Thanks!!

melissa - March 31, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Could you please e-mail me the pictures…these are adorable!

Anna - April 4, 2014 - 4:57 pm

I would love to make them for my Daughters 3rd Birthday, where can I get the pics from.

Yeyet Firma - April 26, 2014 - 2:46 pm

I am so glad I was able to come across your blog! I will be making a Disney Princess themed birthday cake and cupcakes next month and this would be a perfect idea for me. I hope you would allow me to replicate these on my cupcakes. Thank you so much for sharing!

Judith - May 3, 2014 - 8:02 pm

Hi and thank you! I have been agonizing over how I could possibly make princess cupcakes for my grand daughter. What a great idea you have shared! It would be most helpful if you can share the websites where you found the images…please.
Thanks again!

Rachel - May 8, 2014 - 9:54 am

Can you email me the princess pictures too please?

Courtney - May 13, 2014 - 11:19 am

These cupcakes are great and my 4 year old is so excited to have them at her party! Can you email me the pictures too! Thank you!!!

Dominique - May 15, 2014 - 10:25 am

I too would like to know where to find these Disney Princess pictures to make these for my daughter’s 4th birthday in a few weeks.

Marlene - May 22, 2014 - 2:46 pm

LOVE THESE!! could you email me the print outs?!!

Kandice - June 2, 2014 - 11:22 am

Could you please email me the link on the images or even sell them to me !!!

Emily Bar comb - June 6, 2014 - 11:23 am

Hi did you use special paper for the cupcake toppers so that the ink doesn’t bleed into the icing? Also could you email me the images that you used, absolutely adore these and wanting to make something similar for my daughters 1st birthday party.
Thanks for sharing.

Little Lions - June 10, 2014 - 4:48 am

Hi, Could you e-mail me the princess pictures by any chance? I can’t find any that look as good as these. These cakes look amazing!!!!!

Makeez - June 17, 2014 - 7:36 pm

Absolutely amazing. Can you please email me the pictures.

SA - June 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Please could you email me the princess pictures, as the cakes look amazing and would love to make for my daughter’s birthday this week. Thanks

Kristy ferrell - July 1, 2014 - 3:51 am

Could you please email me the link or print outs for the princess’s
Thanks, kristy

Laura Echev - July 8, 2014 - 9:52 pm

could you please send me a link to the topper images please ? do you also have any suggestions of where to find more princesses ?

thank you ;)

Adeline - July 14, 2014 - 2:06 am

Morning! These are beautiful! Could you email me the link to the prints please?
Thanks a mil in advance,

Cathy - July 15, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Would you please email me the pictures also? I’d love to make them for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday.

rae - July 15, 2014 - 8:41 pm

love these! Would you please email me the pictures too? Thank you!

maricia - July 20, 2014 - 10:09 pm

hi love this can you email me the pictures please my little girl will be making birthday next so please help

Jennifer - July 21, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Hi. You did a beautiful job with these cupcakes. I saw that other readers were requesting the images you used. Could you please email me the princess photos. My daughter’s birthday is this weekend and I would love to have these for her special day.
Thank you.

Rachell - July 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Hi! These are just perfect for my daughter’s princess party. I hope you aren’t too sick of emailing out the pictures.. I see how many requests you have.. If you only want to send a few- please send Ariel, Belle, Snow White and Cinderella- my daughter’s favorite princesses.

Thank you!

Francesca - July 26, 2014 - 2:03 pm

These are amazing! We are making these cupcakes for a princess themed bridal shower next weekend! Could you email me and tell me where you got the pictures so I can print them? They’re great!!

Van - July 26, 2014 - 3:12 pm

So cute! Can you please email me the template at vanbee79@gmail.com. Thanks!

Natalie - July 28, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Love these!! Where are the pictures from??

daisy - July 29, 2014 - 9:59 pm

I love these. Can you email me the template of the princesses please. They are adorable.

SUSANA - August 1, 2014 - 5:44 pm

I know everyone has asked, could you email me the print outs? pretty please?

Hiba - August 3, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Hi can u please email the source or template for the princess pics! thanks

Sarah - August 4, 2014 - 10:23 pm

These are amazing! Can I please have a copy of the print outs too? Thanks so much.

Jess - August 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Can you please send me the template for these pictures!! They are beautiful!!


Ivy - August 11, 2014 - 8:23 am

These cupcakes are superb. I want to make for my niece birthday this week. Can you email me the princess picture or where do you get it? Thanks!

Shelley Adams - August 13, 2014 - 5:29 am

Stunning cupcakes!!!! Could you please email me the links on where you found the pics!!!!!I am telling my kids they are going to disney and these would be the perfect way to tell them!!!


Rebecca - August 13, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Hi, will you please email me these pictures? Thanks so much!

Suzanne - August 14, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Hi, would you please email me the disney pictures you used? Thanks so much!

Kelly - August 18, 2014 - 6:40 am

Beautiful cupcakes! This is exactly what my daughter wants for her party. If you are still emailing the images out, could you please send me a copy. Thanks in advance. :)

Marissa - August 22, 2014 - 9:42 am

My little princess would love these!! Where can i find the cutouts?? Would you be able to email them to me?
marissa_daughey@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance, these are actually beautiful!

maria - August 23, 2014 - 6:58 pm

my daughter will turn 2 and i would love to make these cupcakes can you email me the pictures please. thank you

Kristie - August 27, 2014 - 12:04 pm

These look amazing. I’d love it if you could email me the cutout picture too KristieBlogsBeauty@gmail.com fab post x

Doni - August 27, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Could you say what size you made the pictures before printing them….that would save a bit of ink.

yen yen - August 28, 2014 - 10:07 pm

thanks for sharing… plan to make the cup cake too, could email me the cutout picture too?? 729yen@gmail.com

CAROLRAINBOW - August 29, 2014 - 1:56 am

I am making these next month could you please email me to websites or information for the pictures. thanks you

Rudy Mercado - August 29, 2014 - 9:54 am

Would you be able to e-mail the templates as well? rudyjil3@gmail.com than kyou very much, these are soooo cute!

n - August 31, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Please send me the website where I could get the image, please!!

Nana - September 2, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Could you please email me the cupcake toppers template at nanaokada@gmail.com
This is awesome!!!!!!!!

ChefBoricua - September 3, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!! Could you please email me as well with the photos for your cupcakes? ashalaz@yahoo.com

Katie - September 8, 2014 - 7:36 am

I’m lovin’ these cupcakes! I know, I’m the 1,000th person to ask, but could you possibly e-mail the princess pictures?? Thank you so very much!

Tal - September 8, 2014 - 7:45 pm

These are amazing! I know this post is from some time ago, but if you could please email me the images I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much!

Rachel Boerner - September 12, 2014 - 2:32 pm

LOVE THEM!!! Can you email the images? You wouldn’t be willing to make them would you? I would love to just purchase them! rachel.boerner@hotmail.com

Cherie - September 14, 2014 - 3:53 am

These are so cute! Could you please email me the template? Thank you…

Vikas Devrani - September 15, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Hi There,

Thanks for posting the pics of the awesome cupcakes that I think would be the best fit for my twin girls first b’day part that I plan to celebrate with princess theme. As most of the folks in the posts have requested,could you please provide me the sites that have the images of the princesses? If you have a word document that I can directly use, it would be even better. However I can build that myself. Please let me know. The party is on 21st of September so I am in the last minute preparation stage. Timely help would be greatly appreciated.


Vikas Devrani - September 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm

I forgot to mention my email address in the prior post. Please email me at vikasdevrani@yahoo.com…..Many Thanks in advance…

Shahd Abdul - September 16, 2014 - 6:05 am

Hi.. I loved your cup cakes .. they would be perfect for my 4-year old girl.. would you please send the pictures to my email .. ! thanks

Renee - September 16, 2014 - 7:09 pm

These are adorable! Can you please share where you got the printables or email please!! Thank you!

Lisa - September 18, 2014 - 5:10 am

Heey. I love those ones too :) would love to bake them for my friends birthdayparty. She is turning 30 years, but we are going to have a Disney-party to forget about our ages and enjoy out childhood again :D
Please send me these princespictures :)
Greetings from Germany!

Nancy Quaney - September 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm

These will be perfect for my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday party. I have the same request as many others. Can you please email the links or picture templates. I have had no luck finding on my own. Thanks, Nancy

Jennifer W - September 25, 2014 - 12:16 pm

My daughter absolutely loves these and wants them for her 4th birthday party! Could you please email me the princess pictures you used to make the toppers? Thanks!

Kara Elkins - September 29, 2014 - 10:29 am

Could someone e-mail me the images please? kmcclure3@sycamores.indstate.edu

Rose - October 3, 2014 - 1:08 pm

hi I love how the cupcake looks,I am looking for something like this to do for my daughter, could you let me know where you got the pics so I can make cookies out of them to put them on the cupcake thanks

Katherine - October 13, 2014 - 6:31 am

Hi would it be possible to get a template of the pics? Thanks so much!

Mary - October 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm

These are AMAZING Im having my daughter’s 1st birthday please email me where I could get these pics please

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