Yaaar bound to have a great birthday with this Matey Mickey Mouse Cake! Birthday cake ideas like this are fine for girls and boys alike, and this fun Mickey Mouse character cake is sure to be a hit at the party! Made using the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Pan, this cartoon cake could also be made into a Minnie Mouse by adding a bow to her ear. Perfect for a swashbuckling good time, this Matey Mickey Mouse Cake is a must-have addition for any pirate themed party!
In advance: Make base board. Wrap board with foil. Knead 24 oz. chocolate fondant into
36 oz. white fondant for light brown shade shown. Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Cut and decorate planks one at a time. Cut three strips, 5 3/8 in. x 20 in. Cut waves, notches and slits in edges to create a worn look. Use thin veining tool to score woodgrain lines and knots. Use ball tool to indent knots and soften edges. Paint edges and details with brown Color Dust/lemon extract mixture. Attach planks to base board using piping gel.
Bake and cool Mickey cake. Position on board. Use tip 3 to outline facial features and pipe in eyes, mouth, pupils and tongue; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Cover head with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 3 dot eye and nose highlights.
For bandana, tint 5 oz. fondant each red and yellow. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pan as a guide to cut bandana; attach to cake with damp brush. Roll a 3/4 in. red ball for knot; cut two leaves using medium Cut-Out for tails. Cut and attach polka dots using wide end of tip 1A. Attach to bandana, knot and tails with damp brush, trimming as needed. Attach knot and tails to bandana with damp brush. Cut desired letters using cutters from set. For exclamation point, cut an ?L?; trim off bottom and taper end. Cut dot using wide end of tip 3. Attach letters to board with damp brush.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.