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Coolest Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake

I wanted to do something special for my son’s 3rd birthday. I decided to try and make a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake since that is his favorite show.

I cheated a little just to save myself time and the fact that I’ve never baked a half sheet cake before. So I went to a bakery and ordered a half sheet cake iced only. I figured the only way to make a clubhouse and everything else would be to use fondant. Fondant is like working with play doh. I rolled out the different colors of fondant.

I used different sized circle cookie cutters to cut out colorful circles for the walkway to the clubhouse. I also made windows and the door just rolling out the fondant and making my own shapes. I used white fondant which I rolled into a ball for the hand and I rolled smaller longer pieces to make the fingers. I inserted toothpicks into each finger and connected them to the hand.

I used a ho ho for the arm and used 3 wooden skewers to give it more support but it kept falling over since the hand was so heavy, so I would suggest doing something else. I used a Twinkie for the foot and wrapped it in rolled yellow fondant. I used another ho ho for the leg and that worked out fine.

The part I did bake was the base of the clubhouse. I poured cake batter in a glass bowl (which was oven safe). After the cake was cooled, I rolled out red fondant and smoothed it over the clubhouse. I wet the back of the windows and door with water and placed them on the clubhouse. I rolled out blue fondant in the shape of a long tube for the slide. I flattened the top of the tube and wet the back of it to paste it to the clubhouse. I flattened the bottom also to form the bottom of the slide.

The Mickey head and ears were made of Styrofoam balls with black fondant that I rolled out and smoothed over each ball. After I did each ball, I used wooden skewers that I broke into two inch pieces, inserted each piece into the smaller Styrofoam balls and connected them to the big Styrofoam ball which created the top of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I put another skewer on the bottom of the head and connected it to the clubhouse.

I rolled out yellow fondant and made long curvy strips for the fence which was easy to place on the cake. The last thing I did was place cut strawberries and mini oreo cookies to make a border. I purchased the characters from the Disney Store.

It wasn’t hard to make but very time consuming. It took me about 3 hours to roll out the fondant and make the shapes. I did most of the work the night before, carefully wrapped all the fondant shapes and pieces in plastic and left out on the counter. The next day, a couple of hours before the party, I began to assemble the cake. Using buttercream frosting is very crucial also. It is heavier and will hold your pieces better. Reading everyone else’s experience in making a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake really helped.

Again this was challenging but so worth it when I saw the look on my son’s face. And there you go, Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!

11 thoughts on “Coolest Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake”

  1. My 2 year old and 4 year old daughters love to watch the show, The cake looks EXACTLY like the clubhouse. Grade AAA+ to you!!!

  2. wow!!! the cake looks just like the show…can I hire you to make my son’s 1st b-day cake?? He loves the show and the music. AWESOME job, mom.

  3. It’s just the perfect cake that I’m looking to buy for my grandson birthday. Would you be able to make another cake like that again!! I will pay you for making it or do you know where I can get a cake just like it? Please e-mail me & let me know. Thanks.

  4. Hi. I love this cake. How far in advance can you make the pieces with the fondant? I have never used it before and was thinking of trying it. I really want a cake like this but the bakery wants to charge $100+ and with me being laid off, can’t really afford it. I was actually going to get the sheet cake like you did. I never worked with fondant before but the way you described it, seems pretty easy. Please let me know your thoughts and if you can drop me a line (abayard@rcn.com). I would greatly appreciate it. I actually need it for next Sunday, the 28th of February.

    Thanks again. Lori

  5. Hi Jen. I just made this cake last Saturday for my triplet’s 2nd birthday party. It cost me about $60 total for everything. I ordered a 1/2 sheet cake and just had them spray the top of the cake with green for the grass. I was not ready to bake any cake:) I bought the fondant at AC Moore using the 40% coupons. (made several trips in and out of the store so I could use a coupon on each box of fondant). The fondant was pricey. The multi-color packs (primary colors and the pack that contained the black) were 10.49 each and I used 2 packs of the pack that contained the black. One box of white. I used 6in Styrofoam ball for the bottom of the house and just cut off a piece of the bottom to make it a dome. 5in ball for the head and (2) 4-inch for the ears and (1) 4-inch for the hand. Used Popsicle sticks wrapped in white fondant for the fingers. I did use the dark brown fondant and wrapped the ho ho for the arm of the hand to make it a little thicker to hold the hand. Got the figurines on sale at the Disney store. The cake was a big hit. I did price the cake at a bakery and they said it would start at $100 only $35 for the actual cake. I looked at them like they were crazy:) Hope this helped. Good luck.

  6. your description is fab thank you i looking forward to trying to make it for my daughter for her 6th birthday and will let you know

  7. Thank you for posting how you made this. I figured out what to use for the hand… I used a rubber glove (white) and blew it up with air. I think hot glued it to an oreo and stacked oreo’s under it… put a little whipped cream around where the hot glue was and it came out really nice. It had no weight to it so it held up nicely.


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