Sweetheart Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

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Looking for a “Bella Notte” this Valentines Day? Are you a fan of the classic film “Lady and the Tramp?” If so, these fun themed cupcakes might be just the thing for you! These Spaghetti and Meatball cupcakes are a nod to the memorable scene from the movie, where the Tramp takes Lady out for a lovely Dinner at Tony’s Place! I know you can get these cupcakes at the Magic Kingdom, but if you’re not at Disney on or before Valentines Day, then here’s a way you can have some magical fun at home!

What you’ll need~

Batch of baked cupcakes
Vanilla buttercream frosting
Fondant, store bought or homemade (see recipe below)
Powdered sugar
Round chocolate candies, such as malt balls, Junior Caramels, or chocolate covered peanuts
1/4 to 1/3 cup strawberry jam or seedless raspberry jam

Quick Fondant Recipe
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make it~

To make your own fondant: Combine the butter, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer on medium speed to blend them. Add the sifted sugar and mix the fondant on slow and then medium speed until it begins to clump together. Then knead the fondant with clean hands until it is smooth. If it ends up being too dry, add a little more corn syrup; if it’s too sticky, sift in more powdered sugar. Wrap the fondant tightly in plastic and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Makes enough to top a dozen or so cupcakes with spaghetti.

Working with one cupcake at a time, first spread the top with a thin coating of buttercream frosting.

Dust your hands with powdered sugar. Pinch off a 1/2-inch lump of fondant from the batch and roll it between the palms of your hand to create a thin, long rope that resembles a strand of spaghetti. Drape the spaghetti onto the cupcake, curling and looping it just like the real thing. Continue shaping and adding more strands of fondant spaghetti until the cupcake is topped with a good “serving”.

Once all the cupcakes are covered with spaghetti, prepare the sauce by whisking the jam in a bowl until smooth. Use the pastry brush to spread the sauce over the noodles.

Top each serving of spaghetti and sauce with a few chocolate meatballs! Cute, fun and delicious!

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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