Bambi Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe to Celebrate Disney’s Bambi Signature Collection

One of my all-time favorite Disney movies “Bambi,” the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year and is being added to the celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection! It’s available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 6.

The Collection release includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of “Bambi;” deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that “Bambi” had on the Studio, other films and artists; and much, much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

“Bambi” was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, “Bambi” holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl – and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.

If you’re ready to plan a Bambi viewing party, we have an adorable Bambi Butterfly cupcake recipe. One of the most classic Disney images ever is Bambi looking at the butterfly on his nose while Thumper looks on. So, it’s only fitting that we create our own butterflies!

 

Bambi Butterfly Cupcakes Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS
1 box Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup softened Butter
3 tbsp Milk
4 cup Powdered Sugar
Green Food Coloring
Flipz White Chocolate Covered Pretzels (for wings)
Bunny Mix M&M’s (for body & head)
Edible Easter Grass (for antennae)

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DIRECTIONS
Bake cupcakes in cupcake tins according to box directions.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Cream butter in a medium bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Add several drops of color and whip a few more minutes to get even color.
Roughly ice cupcakes to resemble grass.
Place 4 M&Ms on center of cupcake slightly on edge and overlapping to make head and body.
Cut 2 small pieces of edible easter grass to make antennae.
Place 2 Flipz pretzels to make wings.

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Bambi Butterfly Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Flipz White Chocolate Covered Pretzels (for wings)
  • Bunny Mix M&M’s (for body & head)
  • Edible Easter Grass (for antennae)

Instructions

  1. Bake cupcakes in cupcake tins according to box directions.
  2. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  3. Cream butter in a medium bowl
  4. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  5. Add several drops of color and whip a few more minutes to get even color.
  6. Roughly ice cupcakes to resemble grass.
  7. Place 4 M&Ms on center of cupcake slightly on edge and overlapping to make head and body.
  8. Cut 2 small pieces of edible easter grass to make antennae.
  9. Place 2 Flipz pretzels to make wings.
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Comments

  1. Janet W. says:

    What adorable cupcakes! I haven’t seen this design before. My grandsons would be thrilled to eat them!

  2. Those are so cute! Whenever I read the word butterfly, I always hear Bambi’s voice. <3 <3 <3

  3. These are the cutest cupcakes to celebrate Bambi. I must get my hands on this signature collection release of Bambi as I love having Disney movies in my house!

  4. Jacqui Odell says:

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to watch this movie with my kids. It will bed great!

  5. Kim Croisant says:

    Now, if that’s not the most precious thing I’ve seen in awhile. Very sweet and I’d love to make them if I can find the time.

  6. These are adorable! My kids haven’t seen the Bambi movie, and I would love to show them the movie. This would be the perfect accompaniment!

  7. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Cute idea… thanks for sharing. I have a birthday party coming up for my niece, think I’m going to make these.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    These are such adorable cupcakes! I really need to make these with my daughter over the summer break. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. shelly peterson says:

    These cupcakes are too cute! We will have to make these and watch the movie.

  10. Too cute!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sarah Mathias says:

    These are such a neat idea! I love the old Disney movies. They really are timeless.

  12. John Smith says:

    I do like a good pretzel butterfly!

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