Minnie Mouse Cakes are pretty popular as birthday cake for little ones turning one. Matter of fact, all these three cakes that I made were for their first birthday. Usual Minnie Mouse colors are red, white and black although pink and white are popular too. Design elements almost always include Minnie’s bow, Minnie’s ears, polka dots either in white or black.
The cake above was made for Ella’s first birthday. Her mom sent me a photo for cake inspiration. Her request were straight forward and simple. I did have to alter the design to make it my own and not a copy. Learned my lesson before when making bows, so this time I let it set to harden the way it is going to sit in the cake. Doing it that way prevented the unsightly space between the bow and the cake, right? Right! But when I sat that pink bow on the top pink tier, I was in awe disbelief for the mistake I made. Pink in pink, oh my gosh…there was no contrast. And there was no way I can change the color of the top tier. Situation like this calls for a good presence of mind and acting quickly. Luckily, I do have a stash of cake decorating supplies most of them I have not use yet. (Yes, I am clearance sale fanatic!) So I took a large round cutter with scallop design and cut a white fondant, I told myself this got to work. The size I mean the circumference just fit on the top tier. I wasn’t happy, so I continue to roll the pin on the white fondant going through all sides to even it out. It worked!!!
This Minnie Mouse Sheet Cake was made for Addi’s first birthday. Mom requested a sheet cake that looks like a present with a ribbon. I have made Mickey Mouse’s head before so I thought it will not be hard because I only need to put a pink bow to make it look like Minnie’s head. Little did I know that the ribbon will took me forever to make. It looked so easy but it wasn’t for me haha! Alright, Minnie Mouse’s head here was made from RKTs covered in black fondant. The ears were made from black fondant too, but I made them a day before to set it to harden so it will be able to stand on Minnie’s head.
This was the first Minnie Mouse Cake I made for Bree’s first birthday last year. I also made number 1 sugar decorated cookies in pink to match her cake. It was also my first time in making a bow, so there were a lot of trials and error there I must say.
Decorating cakes for me is a work of art. I do spend a lot of times brain storming and looking at Pinterest for inspiration. When someone requests a cake from me, I needed at least a month or so to make a cake design specially for them for they are custom made.