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Mickey Mouse is in the House

My friends really like to push me out of my comfort zone and I am really glad I tried this one, mostly because it worked out, surprisingly.  Albena asked me to make a cake for her nephew's birthday.  She sent me a picture of what she wanted.  I was not very enthused to make Mickey Mouse ears simply because I had no idea how to go about it.

I went into the Bulk Barn on Thursday to buy some cake boards and boxes and remembered the Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set.  It would work perfectly to make Mickey's head.  That was half the problem solved.  Now, the ears.  I just bit the bullet cut out four 3" circles and sandwiched two toothpicks between each pair and left them to dry out over night.  I did trim a bit off the bottom first so that when I stuck the ears in there wouldn't be a gap.

Both Mickey's head and the bottom tier are cookies and cream.  I used one half of the pan set which is roughly the same size as a 6" cake.  I love shape pan but it's quite deep and took a LONG time to bake.  I warned Albena that it was probably super dry.  The cake itself is 8".

It was so humid today and it is really annoying to work with fondant.  As soon as you bring a cake out of the fridge it sweats.  However, I love how it makes Mickey super shiny.  The crazy thing is when you put it back in the fridge it loses the shine after a few minutes.

Mickey's face is mostly done with black edible marker.


  1. Ears, head, taste - it was more than I imagined. Like I already told you: You, my friend, have golden hands! I am also glad I pushed you out of your comfort zone. Victor is even happier than his aunt - especially with all the little balls. I think he ate about 10 of them. The sugar rush that followed was just wonderful.
    Again, thank you so much! It looks even better than the one in the pictures.


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