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Minnie Mouse Cake

Her smile and style make any birthday better! It’s a Minnie Mouse cake, baked in the Wilton Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Pan. Decorated with a bright pink gum paste bow, she’ll be the star of the party!


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

In advance: Make bow. Tint 6 oz. of gum paste rose. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using Bow Patterns and knife, cut one bottom and two top sections. Score lines with veining tool from set following pattern. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach top sections to bottom with gum glue adhesive.

Also: Make polka dots. Roll out white gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Cut circles using wide end of tip 2A. Attach to bow with gum glue adhesive.

And: Make knot. Roll a 1/2 x 2 in. long log of rose gum paste. Flatten to 3/4 in. wide. Taper one end and attach for knot with gum glue adhesive.

Step 2

Bake and cool Minnie Mouse cake. Position on foil-wrapped cake board cut to fit.

Step 3

Outline facial features with tip 3 and black buttercream icing. Pipe in eyes with white, mouth and pupils with black and tongue with peach (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Cover top of head, nose and ears with tip 16 stars in black. Cover face with tip 16 stars in light copper. Pipe tip 3 dot eye highlights in white and outline lashes in black.

Step 5

Position bow; prop up with a small amount of icing.