If you are going to see Finding Dory, you will love these Finding Dory Cupcakes Recipe and if you donâ€™t know how to make Dory Icing Toppers we are going to teach you.
I still remember the day as though it was yesterday. Thirteen years ago we fell in love with that sneaky little clownfish. While searching for his son, Nemo, Marlin befriends a Pacific Regal Blue Tang named Dory. Dory isnâ€™t the brightest fish in the sea, and that makes their adventure to find Nemo that more eventful. Now, here it is, thirteen years later and Dory finally has her movie coming out. Six months after rescuing Nemo and becoming a much-needed friend to the clownfishes, Dory starts to remember her childhood and wants to be reunited with her family. The gang suits up and makes it to Monterey Marine Life Institute to start their search.
I can not wait to see this movie! I am even more excited than my kids are to see this. Yâ€™all all know that I am obsessed with making cupcakes, so what better way to celebrate one of my all time favorite characters than with Finding Dory Cupcakes?
Seriously, who doesnâ€™t love Dory and who wouldnâ€™t love these cupcakes? This recipe takes my simple cupcake recipe and adorns it with our favorite fish friend.
FINDING DORY CUPCAKES RECIPE + HOW TO MAKE DORY ICING TOPPERS
Just an FYI, this recipe isnâ€™t something you can complete in an hour. Youâ€™ll need to let the Dory Icing Toppers set over night and the decorating tends to add extra time. Mainly I wanted to let you know that the Dory Toppers need to sit overnight. I donâ€™t want you to think this is something you can make the morning of someoneâ€™s birthday. Â Itâ€™s totally worth the wait and time.
Ingredients required for cupcake:
- 1 1/2 Cup flour
- 1/4 TSP salt
- 1/2 Cup stick soft butter
- 1 Cup sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 TBSP fresh lemon zest
Ingredients needed for frosting:
- 1 Cup soft unsalted butter
- 4 + Cup powdered sugar
- 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- 2 TSP lemon extract
- Blue gel food coloring
- 2 egg whites
- 1 Cup powdered sugar plus 2 more cups set aside
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 TSP Cream of Tartar
- blue, black and yellow coloring gel.
Directions for the cupcakes:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake tin with paper liners.
- Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
- I used my stand mixer to cream the butter and sugar until itâ€™s nice, light and creamy as well as the rest of the mixing.
- Add eggs one at a time; youâ€™ll want to continue beating while adding each egg.
- Add vanilla and lemon zest and mix well.
- Now add 1/3 of the dry ingredients you set aside to the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Continue mixing on low while you alternate adding the milk and the fresh lemon juice â€“ 1/4 cup milk, 3/8 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/3 remaining dry ingredients, 1/4 cup milk, 3/8 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and the remaining dry ingredients and mix well..
- Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pan with liners about 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake cupcakes at 350 for about 20 minutes or until they are toothpick done. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes, remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool completely.
Okay, letâ€™s have some fun making the frosting for these Dory cupcakes:
- Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and creamy. It can take several minutes and if for some reason it doesnâ€™t cream add the heavy whipping cream.
- Make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak. If for some reason it doesnâ€™t hold a stiff peak add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, mix and try again until you get a stiff peak.
- Add lemon, and mix well.
- Divide the frosting in half and place in separate bowls. Add blue food coloring to one of the bowls and leave the other white.
- Spoon the blue frosting into one side of the pastry bag and the white frosting into the other side.
- Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip and frost the cupcakes.
Directions for icing and how to make Dory Icing Toppers:
- Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer or an old fashion mixer (bowl, spoon and your arm lol) and mix together on low until everything is combined.
- If the icing isnâ€™t thick enough add 1/2 cup powder sugar and mix until stiff peak forms which can take about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Split icing into four bowls, set one side to leave white.
- Add and mix food coloring â€“ blue to one of the blows, yellow to another and black to the last.
- Scoop some icing into piping bags with #2 tips. Draw or print out an image of Dory, Outline Dory with a black sharpie and place on a cookie sheet under parchment paper.
- Outline Dory by following the black outline you drew so you could see through the parchment paper.
- Fill Dory in with the blue icing but leaving the circle of her eyes empty and the yellow part of her tail.
- Fill in the yellow part of her tail with the yellow icing, and finally fill her eyes with white, and pupils with black.Fill in with the blue, leaving the circle for her eyes empty.
- Allow to dry until hardened. I suggest them overnight, so they have plenty of time to set up..Fill in with the blue, leaving the circle for her eyes empty.
- Place a Dory on each one of your cupcakes and enjoy your finished Finding Dory Cupcakes!
I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™ve super pumped that Dory has her Disney movie. Sheâ€™s super funny, sweet, and just the right around of crazy for me. Iâ€™m sure she would love these cupcakes if she didnâ€™t live in the ocean, wasnâ€™t a fish, and well not a cartoon character. I know, I get it. She wouldnâ€™t like the cupcake because she is a fish, lives in the ocean and is a cartoon which means youâ€™ll just have to try the Finding Dory Cupcakes for her and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
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