We had a joint party for my daughter and her best friend’s 3rd birthday. (Their birthdays are 4 days apart.) There wasn’t a whole theme to the party but the friend wanted a Minnie Mouse cake. It’s hard to come by good ideas for Minnie Mouse and I’m no artist when it comes to working with icing so I created this idea.

I used a 10″ round and two 3″ rounds, Wilton’s “red red” and “black” icing colors. (I had heard that the “red” can have a funny taste.) How I cut the three pieces to fit together, I used the empty 3″ round tins (I have 2 of them) upside-down. Place them where you’d like and then press it gently into the 10″ cake–just enough to make an impression and then you can cut the shape out and fit the “ear” cakes in place.

I piped the icing on with a tip, but not being any kind of baker, I have no idea what tip or how to describe correctly what I did. I dabbed (dotted?) the icing on the top and sided and then made a black outline to define the shape better.

The polka dots are marshmallows cut into thirds. I used only the top and bottom thirds but seemed to have no trouble finding someone to eat the middle thirds.