My daughter wanted a Mulan cake for her family birthday party, so I searched the internet for scene ideas, downloaded a picture, sized it, and printed it on a clear overhead.
I iced the cake in three colors for the background (sky, ground, shaded ground). I added white icing to the blue iced part to make wispy clouds. I then smoothed the cake with a non-patterned paper towel, then piped gel on the overhead to outline the scene and pressed in on the cake to give me an outline to go by. Then I piped Mulan. I textured brown icing to look like tree bark and added a party parasol for Mulan’s umbrella.
Cake by Diane L., Hebron, KY
My daughter wanted a Mulan birthday party for her friends. I searched on the internet for ideas and came up with the basic idea for a Mushu cake.
I baked a bundt cake, cut it in half and shifted one half to make an ‘S’ shape. After the icing crusted over, I pressed the end of a narrow icing spreader all over cake to form scales. My daughter and I pressed red melting candies to form the spine bones. I printed out a picture of Mushu, and my daughter colored it and cut it out. I covered a toilet paper roll with red construction paper, taped Mushu’s face on it, cut slits up the sides and inserted it in the cake. I piped legs and feet and Chinese lettering on the board and used Party parasols for decoration. The tail was made up of M&M’s wrapped up and I gave one to each child at the party. At the party the kids made paper lantern’s, which made for great party decorations.