Sunday, August 1, 2010

Minnie Mouse Cake

minnie mouse cake
Well, i'm happy to report that my minnie mouse cake came out just like the inspiration photos i was given. I was really worried i wouldn't be able to get it the same. My customer was happy which made me happy :)


here we go! first thing's first, bake the cake :)


then, frost the cake
roll out your fondant and place it over the cake. smooth it out as much as possible and trim the excess

do the same with the larger cake, roll out/cover/trim

Next I cut out decorations. I got the lettering stencil at Global Sugar Arts

For the bow i cut strips and used bunched up paper towels. I wrapped the strips around the paper towel to keep the shape of the bow



after i already made the bow, i found this awesome tutorial i wish i would've followed. but mine still turned out good :) tutorial can be found here



there's the finished product! oh i forgot about the ears. I used black fondant and left it out on the counter overnight to harden. I stuck wires in them to keep them upright and sturdy when i added them to the cake. I hope you like my cake :)




***Recipe info

As i said before in the cupcake post, i used edited box cakes to save time. the cake was a standard yellow cake mix. I added french vanilla pudding for added flavor and moistness. I chopped up white chocolate chips and added them to the batter along with vanilla extract and some sugar. Easy on the white chips, you don't want the cake to taste like straight up white chocolate

The chocolate icing i made from scratch and was soooo delicious:

* 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 6 tablespoons butter
* 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

This is one of my favorite chocolate icing recipes along with Magnolia bakery's chocolate butter cream.

I've been featured!! :)



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58 comments:

  1. Adorable! I'm sure your cake was a big hit!

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  2. Um, this is too adorable for words! Love the cupcakes too! :)

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  3. you make it look EASY!! I'm attempting my first fondant cake this week...an ELMO:) I'm following you blog now..

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  4. OMG I LOVE THE CAKE AND CUPCAKES!! I'm gonna try yo make this for my youngest's birthday in december. She loves minnie.

    Following (late) from Friendly Friday! Hopefully you can stop by and follow me as well!

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  5. Wow, that cake looks scrumpt-delicious!

    I’m already following you, but wanted to say Happy Summer! Stop by my blog when you are able.

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/
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  6. Looks amazing! Can you come over and teach me?! :) Looks yummy too!
    ♥ Aleesha
    http://ready-set-create.blogspot.com

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  7. love the cake and the cupcakes. you did an amazing job!

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  8. I just stumbled onto your blog and am now your newest follower :) I just love the cake and cupcakes! You are amazing at your cake projects! Love them! Have a great day!

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  9. This is completely astounding!!! Oh girl, you are so gifted!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xoxx

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  10. WOW!! I love Minnie Mouse, and this is such a fun theme! Thank you for sharing!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is just simply amazing!!! You're super talented! I love the "curlz" font with it! super girly! I am totally excited to be your newest follower! I hope you do the same and thank you oh so much for your sweet comments!
    hugs to you!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  12. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  13. Oh you give me hope! I am making a cake for my grandma in a few weeks and I'm VERY nervous! Your cake looks amazing and it looks so easy to do! Just the way I like! ;)

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  14. Stoppin' by from "Tag Along Tuesday" Hope you'll hop by Pop Art Minis! http://www.popartminis.blogspot.com/

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  15. BEAUTIFUL Minnie Mouse Cake! I am visiting from To the Top Tuesday Blog Hop btw.

    I'm your newest follower too. My daughter loves creating great kids cakes too..I will have to show her this adorable creation.

    Anna

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  16. LOVE IT! My baby turns 2 in Oct and loves her "Minnie" this just may be the cake for her!

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  17. I love the cupcakes,i might make them for my little ones 1st bday.But i will make the frosting red and no bow,lol.

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  18. WOW! I don't think I could make a cake that pretty in a million years. If I did, I certainly couldn't bring myself to cut into it! :)

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  19. This is totally adorable! You did a fantastic job on the cake!

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  20. Super adorable!

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  21. Wow that is so gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job and I love how you did that bow,so smart. Thanks for your kind comments on my Spiderman cake! :)

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  22. Very fancy! Great work! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  23. Those are BEAUTIFUL! Wow, you are uber crafty! I am stopping over to follow you from Welcome Wednesday!

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  24. Absolutely adorable!!! You are a great cake maker!!! Lucky little girl!!!
    Hi I’m Barb… I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will take a peek and follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  25. This is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. Thank you for the follow from TTA. Following you back from My2CentsFL.

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  26. SUPER cute! I made my daughter a Minnie Mouse cake a few months back... lots of fun!

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  27. I just got into making cakes while following the cake series on make it and love it. Your Minnie Mouse cake is fabulous! Glad I found your blog! I am a follower!

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  28. Just adorable! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  29. how cute they are. wow i wish I had the talent to make cute cakes like that. Mine never look like they do in the pictures

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  30. Wow!! I'm so impressed! It is beautiful. I love making cakes for family and friends. Fondant is so fun isn't it?

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. I'm excited to see your other projects!

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  31. I love this!! Ive always wanted to do cakes like this but am a little hesitant. Maybe I will try soon. thanks for linking with 6 inches of ribbon

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  32. Your cake(and cupcakes) look perfectly adorable! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  33. Awe! How sweet - you did a great job! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  34. Oh my Gosh that is the most adorable cake! Great job!

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  35. I love it!!! It's the cutest cake ever.

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  36. I love the funky letting cutters! Very cute~! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  37. It looks so perfect! Sending this to my (mickey mouse obsessed) friend with a baby girl!

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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  38. how did you cut the fondant using the stencils? with an exacto knife?

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  39. hi! love, love, love, this cake. i have never used fondant before. would love to make this for my daughter's first birthday. any extra tips for a first timer?? :))
    mrsmckenna08@hotmail.com

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  40. how did u make the mini cake to be minnie head? what kind of cake pan?
    val.cha.moo@gmail.com

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  41. im so gonna to do this for my little girls 2nd birthday..

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  42. Kristen SylvesterJuly 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    This is so awesome. I was wondering if you could tell me what you used to make the minnie mouse hat? Did you bake it in a certain bowl to get the shape? I am wanting to make my sons 1st birthday cake of Mickey mouse and want to top the cake with a mickey mouse ear hat like that one. Can you provide me with some tips to make it a success? I would greatly appreciate it at kristensylvester@msn.com. Thank you so much your work is awesome.

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  43. Hi, I'm doing my daughters birthday in minnie mouse and I was wanting to do a cake like this. You did such an amazing job but I just had a few questions. How did you get the bowl shape for the top cake and how did you do the ears on the cupcakes? I think you do amazing work and would love to be able to pull something like this off for her. I would really appreciate it if you could get back to me on this. Again good work. ashleycrabtree07@yahoo.com

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  44. Fabulous minnie cake pictorial tutorial. It will be a great help for baking a fantastic minnie mouse cake. Great job done with the cute minnie mouse cupcakes. I love your Minnie Mouse cake Idea

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  45. I too am wondering how you got the Minnie Mouse hat on the top. Can you tell me what type of bowl or pan you used to get it so round? Thanks!! jonibarnwell@gmail.com

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  46. how did you put the ears on the cake?
    looks great
    thanks
    liz
    prariedogs3@yahoo.com

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  47. How did you do the round part of the cake?! Very nice job by the way

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  48. Hi there, this is so super cute and perfect for my daughter's birthday party. I too am wondering how you got the Minnie Mouse hat on the top. Can you tell me what type of bowl or pan you used to get it so round? Thanks!! hlwaller_66@yahoo.com

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  49. I love the cake... I will be trying to make this in 3 weeks, wish me luck!!! I was wondering however where you found the lowercase stencils? I was on the global sugar art website and they were all capital letters and I want to make sure the letters all fit my cake... Also, what size?

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  50. very beautiful cake ideas.

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  51. Hi I also would like to know what pan you used for the minnie hat. email me: mchidalgo77@hotmail.com thank you so much. Awesome job!

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  52. So I made the cake for Makaila's 3rd birthday and since we had no children join us I skipped the cupcakes, but I wanted to let you know that the cake turned out great, and although the original design I envisioned was somewhat sabotaged by inexperience, the final result was adorable, creative and I think impressive. I used your awesome suggestion of adding the french vanilla pudding and it was AMAZING and so moist!, I used the confetti cake mix, which was exciting for her when she saw the sprinkles inside and I made my own buttercream frosting from the Magnolia recipe (do not sample the buttercream frosting, it is addictive and I couldn't stop) The fondant worked out better than expected and although most of the family didn't eat it I liked the results and it was fun to use. Thanks for the inspiration! I'd like to send you photos if youd like!

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  53. After searching practically everywhere for a Minnie Mouse cake pan with no luck, and no time to order it online, I found your tutorial. I am so pleased and grateful. I hadn't created a cake in years but my daughter asked me to create one for my granddaughters 1st birthday. How could I say no? The top layer was made from the red velvet cake mix with chocolate chips and the bottom was a Funfetti cake mix (white with candy in the mix). I also borrowed the chocolate cream frosting recipe, which was delicious. I made 12 of each matching cupcakes. I had always made the original buttercream frosting from Wilton. This kind gave it a little twist. I was unable to find the fancy lettering stencil for her name so I had to improvise. I rolled out some pink fondant very thin in my hands and let it harden then glued it to my cake (using gumpaste with water). I was unable to find tylo powder and by the time I googled meringue powder it was too late. It was my first time using fondant and it has already inspired me to use it again. My daughters birthday is 2 days after her daughters so I created a cake for her as well. Overall, the cake was a "huge Hit" at the party. I can't thank you enough.I will email photos to you. Sincerely, Lisa from Norwich CT

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  54. where did you get the letters from I;ve looked everywhere for cookie cutters like this are these cookie cutters?

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let me know what you think :)