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by Heather B.
(Farmington, UT)

Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design

I made this Homemade Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Design for my son's 5th birthday party. His big gift for his birthday was a trip to Disneyland so we convinced him to choose a Mickey Mouse theme to go along with his gift, even though he had no idea that he would be on an airplane to Disneyland very soon.

I used a ten inch round cake pan and (2) six inch round cake pans to make Mickey. I cut a small portion of the six inch round cakes off so it would fit flush with the ten inch round. The portion I cut off was perfect to use for Mickey's chin. The curve is backwards for the chin, but with a little creme filling and frosting it stayed on just fine.

This is a double layer cake, one chocolate layer and one white layer with cookies and creme filling. I used butter-cream frosting to "dirty ice" the entire cake first. I then used a toothpick to sketch Mickey's face onto the butter-cream.

I then used different decorating tips (mostly a star tip) to complete the rest of the decorating. I started by outlining my drawing lines and filled in from the outsides in. This was the easiest time I have had with decorating tips because of the frosting. In the past I had used the pre-made tubes and my hand would be aching by the end. This time I used butter-cream frosting and the plastic Wilton bags. The frosting consistency was so much better and made decorating a breeze.

The hardest part was the food coloring. It is difficult to get red to be a true red, and black to be true black. I read afterward that for black, you should start with chocolate frosting and then add black food coloring. I also read and experienced that after the frosting sits for awhile the colors do brighten up. I used two different food coloring brands for the red, which seemed to help get the true red color and for the black. I just used the entire jar of Wilton Black.

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