December 12, 2011

Disney's Days Of Christmas - Downtown Disney

The next time you are in Downtown Disney make sure you visit the Disney's Days Of Christmas Store. Disney and Christmas decorations just seem to go together!
Before you go inside take some time to enjoy some of the decor around the building.
When you walk in you will be amazed at what is waiting for you. It doesn't matter what time of the year you walk into this store, you will feel like it is Christmas by the time you walk out!
Each year they have dated ornaments just waiting to be placed upon your
Christmas tree.
Talk about the perfect plate and cup for Santa's milk 
and cookies!
What child wouldn't be happy with a Woody and Buzz Lightyear stocking hanging 
on the mantel?
Or how about a Minnie stocking instead? If you look closely you will see that there are other Disney Character stockings available too, but for some reason Minnie always catches my eye first. Please don't tell Mickey I said that okay? :)
Have you been to Walt Disney World during the Holidays? Tell us about it! :)

October 22, 2011

Tow Mater Cupcakes Inspired by Disney's Cars

Ready for some more Disney inspired cupcakes? This time I made some Tow Mater cupcakes. Tow Mater is an adorable character from the Disney's Cars movies. (Check out my other posts for the Alien from Toy Story Cupcakes and Lightning McQueen Cupcakes!)
Many of the techniques that I used in the making of these cupcakes were also used in the making of the Lightning McQueen cupcakes so check out that post if you would like more details. I started by icing the cupcakes with chocolate icing. I have to admit I liked making this cupcake because I didn't have to color any of the icing with food color. I used the icing right out of the containers from the store. What could be easier? Next I placed the little miniature candy bars that I had iced with white icing on the cupcake for the windshield.
I then piped the chocolate icing around the windshield and added black eyes with some decorating Gel icing. Want to know an easy trick for piping icing on the cupcakes? I used a freezer zip lock bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner. It was then easy to put the details on and I was able to throw the whole thing away when I was finished. I like easy clean up!
The teeth came next. I piped them on using the white icing. Remember, Tow Mater has one tooth that is shorter then the other! I added a cookie for the tire in the middle of his hood...
and glued four more cookies onto the sides of the cupcakes with icing. The Keebler Right Bites cookies were perfect tires!
There you go! Tow Mater cupcakes that any child or adult for that matter will love to eat. If you make some of these cupcakes for yourself I would love to hear from you!

October 17, 2011

Disney's Magic Kingdom Scarecrows

On my recent visit to Walt Disney World I totally enjoyed soaking up the extra magical touches that Disney adds to the Magic Kingdom Park during the Fall Season. As I walked into the park one of the first things I noticed were the scarecrows welcoming me.
Such a Divia!
The Mayor was very friendly.
 The Drum Major was great at keeping everyone together 
and marching at the correct pace.
 The drummer was a little too enthusiastic if you ask me! 
 Her hair style is just divine!
 Way to catch that ball!

October 15, 2011

Fall Decor At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World knows how to decorate for the Fall Season! This Giant Jack-O-Lantern can be found outside of the Magic Kingdom.
Check out City Hall in the Magic Kingdom!
Please excuse the poor quality of this photo but I really wanted to share the adorable Carmel Apples that I found one evening in Downtown Disney at the Candy Cauldron. They were just too cute not to share with you!
Adorable Mickey inspired Carmel Apple Jack-O-Lanterns and Minnie inspired Carmel Apple Witches. Yes, they are adorable!