Here it is! I called this one the uh…? Mouse with ears character cake. Ya know, didn’t want the big guys coming after me for saying it’s “Mickey Mouse.”
Almost every cake I create is fun for me. This one was fun because I was hosting a cake class for three friends the day before. I taught them how to cover a cake with fondant and for demonstration I covered the top dome tier. It was one of the first times I’ve actually insisted on someone watching me cover a cake.
This particular cake was made for the grandson of one of my colleagues. I am a realtor here in the Bronx, NY and I’m known as the cake lady of my office.
Oh! Another fun part for me was baking the domed piece. I love that I can bake cakes in pretty much any aluminum or metal containers (so far I haven’t burned my kitchen down… ha!). To get this domed top tier I greased up my usual aluminum bowl and baked cake batter right into it.
The feet were kind of tricky for me! I bought two marshmallow treats from my local bodega and cut out the shape. I made the first foot totally fine! When I went to make the second foot, I pressed down too hard while cutting and I ended up crushing the thing so I had to run to the store and get more treats, mid decorating and covered in buttercream and powdered sugar.
All in all the cake took me about 4 hours to decorate. Each tier is a chocolate vanilla layered cake with my light and fluffy vanilla buttercream in between.
Baking and decorating cakes is such a therapeutic hobby for me! I suffer from anxiety but somehow baking keeps me focused and at ease. I turn up my music and get in my zone and bake away!