If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a huge Disneyphile. Not only do I love visiting the parks, but I love the movies, the characters, and the foods I can make at home. I’ve shown my Mickey Ear pretzels before (so fun and so easy to make), and this time around I made chocolate Mickey ears.
Well, when you invite a bunch of girls to your house and plan to let them decorate cupcakes, sprinkles can be a mess. Strike that, they are a mess. And maybe I’m getting old, but I’m all in favor of finding ways to avoid having sugar everywhere. Or maybe it’s just that we went on a quick family overnight over President’s Day weekend to a waterpark near us and the cookie my son decorated at one of the activities had more sprinkles than cookie. And they ended up everywhere as he tried to eat that monstrosity.
Ergo, chocolate Mickey ears. They are a great cupcake decoration that I knew the girls would get a kick out of, and there would be no mess. Well, less mess. They’re still 9 and 10 year old girls, right? Besides the chocolate decoration would continue the touch of class I planned to encourage with our spa themed party.
The best part is that they don’t have to be perfect. Even if you aren’t the best decorator, that doesn’t matter. You just need to get the general sense of Mickey Mouse to evoke exactly what you’re going for. Don’t shoot for perfection – this is supposed to be fun!
Oh, I was right about the chocolate Mickey ears being a hit. I had made a dozen or so of them, and when I looked over after setting the plate of them on the table with the girls, they were gone. And the girls were begging for more so they could each have one for each cupcake they were decorating. Who knew!
The good news is that making these chocolate Mickey ears take just a few quick minutes. I turned the heat on low for my heavy pot with a little more dark chocolate, and stirred until just before they were all melted. I turned off the heat and let the residual warmth melt the remainder of the chocolate to keep it from burning.
From there, it was a quick pop in a bag before I piped them onto a piece of parchment paper then popped them in the freezer so the girls had them extra quick. They were grateful, and in about five minutes, they went from begging for more chocolate Mickey ears to proud decorators.
Oh, just watch the video and check out my chocolate Mickey ear technique!
Using just a little over a quarter cup of chopped (good quality) dark chocolate yields more than 20 chocolate Mickey ears. Make sure you use good quality chocolate so that it melts smoothly. Cheaper chocolate will require you to add a tiny bit of oil so that it doesn’t turn into a sticky mess.
They’re cute and fun, and I’m so glad I added these chocolate Mickey ears to my Disney spa party at the last minute!