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Beauty and the Beast Inspired Cupcakes

Cupcakes fit for any Disney Princess fan! These Beauty and the Beast Inspired Belle Cupcakes are easy to make and look amazing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, dessert, disney
Servings: 24
Calories: 411kcal


  •  1M Wilton tip
  • 1 Wilton disposable piping bag
  • Rose Mold
  • Red Fondant
  • White Pearl Sprinkles


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tubs vanilla frosting
  • Wilton Yellow Icing Color



  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease sides and bottoms of each cup of the cupcake baking pan (or line with cupcake liners).
  • Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and water in a large mixing bowl (follow the instructions on your specific box of cake mix) .
  • Pour batter in cupcake pan and bake for 18-21 minutes (until an inserted fork or toothpick comes out clean).
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
    Baked Cupcakes


  • Take a piece of red fondant and knead it until it is easy to work with.
  • Add a small amount of fondant to the rose mold. Be sure to press down on the fondant to fill all the crevices in the rose mold. Once you have done that, bend the mold to release the rose and set aside.
    Red fondant flowers
  • Bend the mold gently to release the rose and set aside.

Frosting and Decoration

  • In order to get the frosting to be a bright yellow like Belle’s dress, you will need to add 2-3 drops of Wilton Lemon Yellow icing color to the vanilla frosting.  If it is not bright enough, add more one drop at a time. You don’t want to add too much at a time or you will end up with frosting that is too dark.
  • Once you have achieved the color you like, add the 1M tip to the decorating bag and fill with the bright yellow frosting. 
    yellow frosting piping bag
  • Frost the cupcakes one by one.
  • After all the cupcakes have been frosted, add several white pearls to the top of each one. 
  • Finish each cupcake by adding one of the red roses to the top of the cupcake. 
    finished belle cupcakes
  • Enjoy!