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Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes

Updated on September 11, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Recipes and Cupcake Ideas

With all of the crazy characters from Alice herself to the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland makes for many curious and clever cupcake theme.

Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland has generated new Alice-inspired cupcakes.

The Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes lens includes a collection of ideas to inspire creative cupcake makers to create their own Alice in Wonderland cupcakes and even a few Alice-inspired cakes. There are many quick and easy ways to make Alice in Wonderland cupcakes or let the kids decorate cupcakes with minimal effort.

Take a look around and find ideas for Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes, Mad Hatter Cupcakes, Red Queen Cupcakes, Red Rose Cupcakes, Heart Cupcakes, White Queen Cupcakes, Cheshire Cat Cupcakes and Card Cupcakes and more.

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Ideas by Kirsti A. Dyer
Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Ideas by Kirsti A. Dyer

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Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes

Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes are best created in blue and white. The easiest way to create an Alice Cupcake is to bake a blue cupcake and add a cupcake topper.

I looked for a recipe that didn't have a lot of artificial colors and used foods to color the cupcakes. To make blue cupcakes we modified a Hungry Girl Berry-Luscious Cupcake Recipe.

The blueberries make the cupcakes very dark. If you want a lighter version, use less blueberries and perhaps some strawberries.

Blueberry Cupcakes

9 1/8 ounces white cake mix, 2 cups (half an 18.25 oz package)

1 cup Berry Flavored Fizz Water (no extra sweeteners)

4 large egg whites or ½ cup egg substitute

¼ - ½ cup purred blueberries

Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray, or lining with cupcake wrappers.

1. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of cake mix with the soda and egg whites.

2. Once mixed, add the pureed fruit.

3. Mix these ingredients together until smooth at medium-speed using an electric mixer or vigorously whisk about 45 seconds.

4. Fill prepared muffin pan approximately 2/3 way full.

5. Bake until done, 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely in pan before removing (if possible).

Once cupcakes are cool, remove cupcakes from pan, frost and decorate.

Yields 1 cupcake per serving. 12 servings.

Image: Modified from Muffin by dafalias. Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Toppers available on Disney Family.

Alice Eat Me Cake

Eat Me Cake by Kirsti A Dyer
Eat Me Cake by Kirsti A Dyer

The "Eat Me" Cakes we made from lemon shortbread and wrapped, individually in craft boxes.

Eat Me Cupcakes

Eat Me Cupcakes by Eleasa
Eat Me Cupcakes by Eleasa

Eat Me Cupcakes at a party displayed on a beautiful cupcake stand. One of the easiest things to do for decoration. Just add an "Eat Me" sign to a tiered arrangement of cupcakes.

Cupcake Stands on Amazon

Display your masterpieces with these Cupcake Stands.

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Toppers

Disney Family offers free downloadable images that can be printed out on cardstock and used as quick and easy cupcake toppers. The PDF file for the cupcake toppers include the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, White Queen and the March Hare.

The PDF File for the shrink charms include images for Alice, White Rabbit, Tea Cup, "Drink Me," Red Queen and Mad Hatter. These are a more muted or pastel version of the images.

The PDF File for the stickers include images for Alice, White Rabbit, Tea Cup, "Drink Me," Red Queen and Mad Hatter. These are brighter images.

Other images from the Disney Family Alice in Wonderland collection can be used for Alice in Wonderland and other characters.

Mad Hatter Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer
Mad Hatter Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer

Mad Hatter Cupcakes

Mad Hatter Cupcakes, a la Tim Burton can be done in Green and Orange. An easy way to create a Mad Hatter Cupcake is to bake an orange cupcake and add a cupcake topper.

To make orange cupcakes for the Mad Hatter, we modified a Hungry Girl Berry-Luscious Cupcake Recipe.

Mad Hatter (Orange) Cupcakes

9 1/8 ounces white cake mix, 2 cups (half an 18.25 oz package)

1 cup Orange Flavored Fizz Water (no extra sweeteners)

4 large egg whites or ½ cup egg substitute

¼ - ½ cup purred mangoes

½ tsp orange zest

Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray, or lining with cupcake wrappers.

1. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of cake mix with the soda and egg whites.

2. Once mixed, add the pureed fruit.

3. Mix these ingredients together until smooth at medium-speed using an electric mixer or vigorously whisk about 45 seconds.

4. Fill prepared muffin pan approximately 2/3 way full.

5. Bake until done, 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely in pan before removing (if possible).

Once cupcakes are cool, remove cupcakes from pan, frost and decorate.

Yields 1 cupcake per serving.

Image: Modified from Muffin by dafalias. Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Toppers available on Disney Family.

Decorated Bamboo Picks

200 pc Assorted Bamboo Picks, 100 each of Ball/Flower Ends
200 pc Assorted Bamboo Picks, 100 each of Ball/Flower Ends

These ball and flower decorated Bamboo Picks come in different colors and can be used as hat pins to create a Burton-inspire Mad Hatter Hat Cupcake.

 

Mad Hatter Cupcakes

For the Mad Hatter Party that we had a couple of years ago (before the Burton version) we made cupcakes in two sizes and then let the kids create Mad Hatter Cupcakes by attaching a mini cupcake to the top of a larger cupcake with a decorative toothpick.

Then they got to frost and decorate their crazy Mad Hatter Cupcake with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, edible sprinkle card shapes (hearts, spaces, clubs and diamonds) and almonds.

Here are two different frosting mixes that we used.

Marshmallow Frosting

½ cup Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme

½ cup Cool Whip Free, thawed

½ tsp Flavoring Extracts (almond, lemon, peppermint, vanilla) as desired

Food coloring as desired

Vanilla will turn the Frosting slightly brown, so you may want to add food coloring.

Mix ingredients together.

Makes 1 cup of Frosting.

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Pudding Frosting

1 3 oz. package sugar-free pudding (vanilla, white chocolate, lemon, chocolate)

1/2 amount of milk suggested.

1 cup+ Cool Whip Free, thawed

1. Mix sugar-free pudding mix with 1/2 amount of recommended milk.

2. Add 1 cup + thawed Cool Whip Free to the pudding mix and blend well.

Makes 2 cups+ of Frosting.

Burton Mad Hatter Cupcakes

For Burton Mad Hatter Cupcakes we'd use a large cupcake in a green cupcake wrapper on a green base.

Some peacock feather paper, edible ribbons and Bamboo picks with decorative end to finish decorating the hat as the hat pins.

The kids would get to decorate the cupcake them green sugar, chocolate chips and almonds.

Cupcake and Mini Cupcake Baking Pans

The two sizes of cupcake pans needed to create the Mad Hatter Cupcake the we served at our Mad Hatter Party.

Heart Decorated Bamboo Picks

Bamboo Picks, Heart Decoration, 200pcs
Bamboo Picks, Heart Decoration, 200pcs

Use these heart topped bamboo picks to stack and attach the two sizes of cupcakes together to create the crazy Mad Hatter cupcake.

 

Mad Hatter Cupcake Toppings

Let the kids top their Mad Hatter cupcakes with different toppings.

Mad Hatter Hat Cupcakes

Hat Cupcakes by Clever Cupcakes
Hat Cupcakes by Clever Cupcakes

Mad Hatter Confetti

The top hats in this confetti can be used to quickly decorate some Mad Hatter inspired cupcakes.

Red Queen Cupcakes

Red Queen Cupcakes are primary red. They can be heart-shaped or red roses. An easy way to create a Red Queen Cupcake is to bake a pink cupcake and add a Red Queen cupcake topper.

To make pink cupcakes for the Red Queen, we modified a Hungry Girl Berry-Luscious Cupcake Recipe.

Strawberry Cupcakes

9 1/8 ounces white cake mix, 2 cups (half an 18.25 oz package)

1 cup Berry Flavored Fizz Water (no extra sweeteners)

4 large egg whites or ½ cup egg substitute

6 medium strawberries or ¼ - ½ cup of purred berries

Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray, or lining with cupcake wrappers.

1. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of cake mix with the soda and egg whites.

2. Once mixed, add the pureed fruit.

3. Mix these ingredients together until smooth at medium-speed using an electric mixer or vigorously whisk about 45 seconds.

4. Fill prepared muffin pan approximately 2/3 way full.

5. Bake until done, 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely in pan before removing (if possible).

Once cupcakes are cool, remove cupcakes from pan, frost and decorate.

Yields 1 cupcake per serving. 12 servings.

Image: Modified from Muffin by dafalias. Red Queen Cupcake Toppers available on Disney Family.

Red Rose Cupcake

Alice in Wonderland Themed Cupcakes by Meringue Bake Shop
Alice in Wonderland Themed Cupcakes by Meringue Bake Shop

Red Rose Cupcake for the Red Queen and her Court.

Heart Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer
Heart Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer

Heart Cupcakes

For the Alice in Wonderland Premiere Party, we baked Strawberry and Blueberry cupcakes (from the recipes above) in heart-shaped molds.

After watching the movie, we took the kids to a nearby park where they had a chance to frost cupcakes with White Chocolate Pudding Frosting (recipe above) and decorate them with a variety of sprinkles and some healthier toppings (mini chocolate chips, cinnamon and sliced almonds).

The shape of the cupcakes helped to make them festive and letting the kids decorate their own, gave them an activity and something to eat.

Image: Heart Cupcake in Baking Mold by Kirsti A. Dyer

Red Heart Cupcake Wrappers on Amazon

Paper Orchid Heart Swirls Cupcake Wrapper Red, Set of 12
Paper Orchid Heart Swirls Cupcake Wrapper Red, Set of 12

A very easy way to create a red heart cupcake, without having to use a lot of extra food dyes.

Simply take a Vanilla cupcake and use a red cupcake wrapper.

Très elegant!

 

Baking Heart Cupcakes

Baking Heart Cupcakes by Kirsti A. Dyer
Baking Heart Cupcakes by Kirsti A. Dyer

Some of the Heart Cupcakes baked for the Mad Hatter Party.

My Favorite Heart Cupcake Baking Gadget

Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan

This silicone mold is a must have in the kitchen for baking heart-felt cupcakes and muffins.

 

Aluminum Mini Heart Pan on Amazon

Wilton Dimensions 6-Cup Cast-Aluminum Mini-Hearts Pan
Wilton Dimensions 6-Cup Cast-Aluminum Mini-Hearts Pan

For those who prefer cooking with Aluminum, this 6 heart Cast-Aluminum Mini-Hearts Pan is a good option.

 
Image created from Cupcake by bluegum and Lemon Wedding Cupcakes by Clevercupcakes.
Image created from Cupcake by bluegum and Lemon Wedding Cupcakes by Clevercupcakes.

White Queen Cupcakes

The Angel Food Recipe for the White Queen cupcakes is SchneeweiÃe Engels-Speise (glutenfrei)from seelensturm's website in Germany, which my husband says translates to Snow-white Angel Food (Gluten Free), which is perfect for the White Queen.

Note that the measurements are in metric and have been adjusted and included in parentheses.

Snow-white Angel Food Cupcake

Ingredients:

75 gms (2/3 cup) rice flour

3 tablespoons cornstarch

75 ml (1/3 cup) Cream

2 egg whites

1 / 4 teaspoon citric acid

25 gms (1/8 cup) caster sugar (superfine sugar)

25 gms (1/8 cup) instant coconut powder (or sugar)

1 / 4 teaspoon baking powder

Approx 20 ml (4 teaspoons) milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 ° F

Prepare a 6-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray, or lining with cupcake wrappers.

1. Mix together rice flour, starch and baking powder into a bowl and mix.

2. Add cream, sugar and coconut powder to a mixing bowl and mix well.

3. In a separate bowl, add the citric acid to the egg whites and beat well.

4. Add the flour mixture to the cream mixture and stir until mixture is smooth.

5. Add milk a bit at a time to make the mixture dough like, not liquid like.

6. Carefully fold the egg whites into the flour-cream batter.

7. Divide the mixture evenly into 6 prepared baking cups.

8. Bake at 350 ° F (325 ° F for a convection bake)

9. Bake for 20-25 or until a rod can be removed cleanly.

About halfway through the baking time, 10 - 12 minutes, once the cupcakes have risen become more solid, cover to ensure that they remain a golden brown.

Cool on wire racks.

Yield 6 cupcakes. (Double recipe for 12 cupcakes)

The recipe was translated with Google Translator (and a bit from rusty German).

Image: White Queen Cupcake created from Cupcake by bluegum and Lemon Wedding Cupcakes by Clevercupcakes. Toppers available on Disney Family.

Extra Ingredients for Snow White Angel Food Cupcakes

You can find some of the special ingredients for the Angel Food recipe like citric acid, fine caster sugar and coconut powder on Amazon.

Convert Metric to US Measurements

Diana's Desserts has a very handy conversion calculator that was used to convert the metric measurements in this recipe.

White Queen Cupcake Decorations on Amazon

Decorate your White Queen cupcakes with edible pearls and edible glitter.

Elegant Cupcake Wrappers on Amazon

A very easy way to create a fancy, elegant cupcake is to use any of these filigree or couture cupcake wrappers. You will have a white cupcake fit for a White Queen.

Très elegant!

Cheshire Cat Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer
Cheshire Cat Cupcake by Kirsti A. Dyer

Cheshire Cat Cupcakes

Colors for the Cheshire Cat are dark shades of blue, turquoise, gray and purple for Burton's Chess. A quick and easy way to create a Cheshire Cat Cupcake is to bake a blue cupcake and add a cupcake topper.

The Disney Family site has a great tutorial on making a Cheshire Cat Cupcakes using skittles, sour apple gummy ring and gumdrops. For more ideas check the Rainbow Cheshire Cat Cupcakes and Giant Cheshire Cat Cupcake Cake from the Meringue Bake Shop.

Image: Modified from Muffin by dafalias. Cheshire Cat Cupcake Toppers available on Disney Family.

Cheshire Cat Cupcakes by taygete05
Cheshire Cat Cupcakes by taygete05

Cheshire Cat Cupcake

This Cheshire Cat Cupcake idea comes from a Mad Hatter's Tea Party held back east. Making these Cheshire Cat Cupcakes is all in the candy and nuts decorations.

After the cupcakes have been baked and frosted, it is time to add the decorations. Using fondant, fruit leather, fruit roll ups or rolled out gumdrops or lifesaver gummies cut toothy smiles or Cheshire Cat grins for the mouth.

To make a white toothy grin for the Disney Family version of the Cheshire Cat cupcake, they used the white side of a sour apple gummy ring.

The ears are made from Almond slides, the mouth and eyes from something like dots, gummy candy or any other gummy candy. One might also try using M & M's or skittles.

Cheshire Cat Cupcake Cake

Giant Cheshire Cat Cupcake Cake by Kristin Ausk
Giant Cheshire Cat Cupcake Cake by Kristin Ausk

A Cheshire Cat Cake made from a Giant cupcake mold.

Giant Cupcake Cake Mold

Wilton 2105-5038 Giant Cupcake Pan
Wilton 2105-5038 Giant Cupcake Pan

Create the Giant Cheshire Cat Cake with this Giant Cupcake Pan.

The Giant cupcake is cooked in two pieces to create a 3-dimensional cupcake that measures 7 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches.

Pans are 10-cup capacity.

 

Black and Red Cupcakes

Alice in Wonderland Black and Red Cupcakes by Kristin Ausk
Alice in Wonderland Black and Red Cupcakes by Kristin Ausk

Black and Red cupcakes can be created using frosting, fondant or most easily by sprinkling with black and red sugar.

Black and Red Sugar Sprinkles

Card Cupcake by Ellen Munro
Card Cupcake by Ellen Munro

Card Cupcake

The Card Cupcake is another very easy way to create a quick Alice in Wonderland themed cupcake.

To baked and frosted cupcakes (in the party theme colors) simply add a card, or a couple of cards from a mini card deck as decoration.

Extra cards from the mini card deck can be scattered on the table for decoration, as seen in the Host an Alice in Wonderland Party lens.

Miniature Playing Card Deck

Mini Bicycle Cards (Red)
Mini Bicycle Cards (Red)

These 2" sized playing cards can easily be turned into a Card Cupcake or a Card Deck Cupcake.

The extra cards can be used to decorate the table or let the kids make an Alice in Wonderland craft.

 

Card Deck Cake

The Card Deck Cake is a great addition to a Queen of Hearts inspired Alice in Wonderland theme.

After baking a tiered cake and frosting with white frosting, add the Edible Playing Cards according to the instructions.

Once the Playing Card Edible Images are in place, use a knife or mini cutters to cut fondant, fruit leather, fruit roll ups or rolled out gumdrops or lifesaver gummies to cut out the deck of cards shapes and add the final touches to the Card Cake.

Edible Playing Cards available on Amazon.

Round Cake Pan Set

Wilton Performance Cake Pans, Round Pan Set of 4, 3 Inches Deep
Wilton Performance Cake Pans, Round Pan Set of 4, 3 Inches Deep

The Wilton Round Cake Pan set can help give you the cake base for creating a Card Deck Cake.

The 4-piece set includes pans in sizes 8in., 10in., 12 in. and 14 in. pans to make tiered cakes in different sizes. These pans are 3 inches deep, so will work well with the the 2 in. x 3 in. edible cards from above.

 

Mini Cookie Cutter Set

R & M Mini Cookie Cutter Set, Tin
R & M Mini Cookie Cutter Set, Tin

The deck of cars shapes - heart, club, spade and diamond - are among the 12 shapes included in the Mini Cookie Cutter Set.

Use the mini cutters to cut fondant, fruit leather, fruit roll ups or rolled out gumdrops or lifesaver gummies to cut out the deck of cards shapes and further decorate the Card Cake.

 

More Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Ideas

Other ideas that people have had to make Alice in Wonderland Themed Parties.

I'd love to hear what you think of the Alice in Wonderland Cupcake ideas.

Do you think you'll be making any of the cupcakes?

© 2010 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @anonymous: Thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love alice in wonderlond and good ideas

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Wow! So many ideas. I'm feeling overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing.

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      cuteordeath 6 years ago

      Great ideas...so much yum. :D

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      It's pretty clear to see why this lens was awarded a purple star. Woo woo!

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      The cupcakes look yummy and really good

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      LotusMalas 6 years ago

      So yummy, creative, and so many options!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      LOVE the giant Cheshire cat cupcake cake, but I think the card cupcakes were the most adorable! Love these - wish I had these ideas a month ago when my 7yo wanted a Mad Hatter tea party birthday!

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      AWESOME!