Step 1: Make the Cakes
As I said before, I used Betty Crocker box carrot cake mix and Betty Crocker whipped cream cheese frosting. You can use any cake and frosting combination you want as long as the frosting is white.
Step 2: Now Decorate
Cut a "stencil" out of cardboard that will cover Totoro's stomach so you can spray the Wilton color mist spray over the stencil and leave his stomach white.
Next, it was time to use the Wilton's Decorating Gel tubes for the details. Note: I considered buying pre-made candy "eyes" but they didn't have the right size in stock plus they tend to be unpleasant to eat, especially for toddlers. The unfortunate part about using the gel tubes is if your cupcakes aren't flat, i.e. you used to much batter per cup, they eyes and whiskers will run and distort.