Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mickey Mouse Cake Tutorial

Hi friends! I wanted to share with you guys my simple Mickey Mouse Cake tutorial using things you most likely already have at home! I wrote this back when I was Cox's Corner, but it is still one of my favorites! 



Supplies:
Cake mix
Pyrex Bowl
Construction Paper
Can or other round object
Toothpicks
Double Sided Tape
Frosting
Black Food Coloring
Golden Yellow Food Coloring (I used the wilton ones)
Star Tip
Writing Tip
Disposable Frosting Bags
Scissors



Bake your cake according to the mix directions in your pyrex bowl. I just searched google to help me figure it out. It's pretty straight forward though...
Step 1: Dye your frosting. I used the end of a spoon for the black and a toothpick for the yellow. You will use a LOT of black food coloring...and heads up...don't freak out if your little ones "business" is a funny color the next day...it's because of the food coloring. Just telling ya like it is. Make sure you mix your frosting really well. There should be no streaks. You basically keep adding color until it's to your desired tone. With the black though, it will still be gray, but as it sits, it gets darker, so keep that in mind...


 Step 2: For your ears, find a round can or stencil, whatever you can find that will give you the size of ears you'd like. I was able to just use a can of peaches and it worked great! You will need 4 circles. Double Stick tape your toothpicks to a circle, then place another circle on top of them. Then stick your ears in your cake. Easy peasy. You can totally see the cake taking shape now!



Step 3. I like to keep a damp paper towel next to me when I'm working so that when my tip gets goopy I can wipe it off and continue. Start in the back of your cake and make starts all the way around your base. To make a start tip you basically start close to your cake and squeeze your bag slowly, once your star is the size you want, STOP squeezing the bag, lightly as in barely push your tip in and then pull it straight out away from your cake. If my description was WAY too confusing, I highly recommend just searching on you tube! :) Once you finish a row, start another one right above it and repeat. When you get close to the top of your hat, You may need to add a little frosting to make it more rounded at the top. Just squeeze some frosting on there until you get your rounded shape, then cover it up as you continue your row of stars.



Step 4. To decorate your ears, start from the outer edge and work your way in doing rows of stars. You will do the same thing to all sides of your ears.  And that's it for the black! Easy right? This cake seriously took me only 30 minutes to decorate!



 Step 5. For your writing, you can choose a larger tip or a smaller one. I personally prefer the smaller tip, but I wanted to show you the difference between the two. I just free handed the writing. If you're uncomfortable with writing, there are tools that you can buy that will help you stamp out the letters and then you just trace them. Or I bet you could use a toothpick and lightly write the letters in your frosting and then go over it with your writing color. Or...you could just leave it blank! It's all up to you!


I just love the way it turned out and it was SO easy to make! If you have any questions please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by! If you liked what you see, I'd love for you to follow me! I'm always thinking up a new tutorial or idea!


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82 comments:

  1. And Jessica knows her cake decorating stuff, she's been doing it since she was like 8!!! (Am I right?) :)

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  2. Cute cake!! That's so impressive :) It looks great!

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  3. This is an absolutely adorable cake. What a great design you have done! Stars make my hand hurt. :-) Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  4. WOW! This is amazing! My kids will go crazy for this! Pinning this for later:)
    New Follower!
    Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

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  5. You did a great job on the cake! It looks amazing!

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  6. Thank you! If I make a ton of them my hand hurts too! That's why I cheated and used a larger star tip for my tutorial! :)

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  7. Thank you! It is seriously SO easy! If you know how to use a star tip, you can easily make this cake! I LOVE new followers. I'll definitely have to stop by your blog. :)

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  8. Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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  9. Huge Disney fan and a Huge fan of that cake!! My one question, how black was everyones mouths? :) Stopping by from the pintastic monday link party!

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  10. Adorable cake - My daughter would Love it! My little bro is the cake decorator of my family, I'll have to tell him about this. Visiting from SumosSweetStuff linkup :)

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  11. Great tutorial! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/07/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-24.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  12. love your super cute cake idea this would make a special birthday cake and looks like it did
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogpsot.com

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  13. This cake is so cute! I love how easy you make it look to make it too.

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  14. What a gorgeous and cute cake!!
    Really beautiful, and thanks so much for the tutorial :)

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  15. Thank you! We escaped with minor teeth coloring! :) Thank you so much for stopping by! I LOVE new blog buddies!

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  16. It truly is SUCH an easy cake to do! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Thank you! I definitely linked up. I appreciate the invite!

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  18. Thank you so much! It really was special...my little man absolurely LOVE it!

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  19. It really is that easy! I promise! :)

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  20. Thank you so much for your kind compliments! I hope you find the tutorial easy to follow!

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  21. I love this mickey mouse cake! The way you came up with the ears is so creative! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

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  22. This is so cute! My kids love Mickey Mouse...I may have to make one of these one day.

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  23. Thanks Betsy! I'm all about trying to use what I have on hand! :) I bet you could also use something like sugar cookies for the ears... Thank you so much for the pin! I really appreciate it!

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  24. Thank you! It is super easy to make! I bet your kiddos would love it. If you have any questions let me know! I'd love to see it if you do make one!

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  25. OH MY GOSH!! My daughter's first birthday party is next Saturday (Minnie themed--and being documented on my blog) and I've been looking EVERYWHERE for something like this for her smash cake. Thank you times a million!! I found you through Tip Junkie Tip Me Tuesdays---and I'm SO glad I did!

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  26. Oh yay! I'm SO glad that you found me too! It truly is SO easy to make. If you have any questions please feel free to email me and ask! I'd LOVE to see a picture too! I'm going to have to stop by your blog and visit! :)

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  27. Seriously, NO LIE about the color of the business. That's an alarming thing to learn, but kind of cool too.

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  28. I know right?! I actually figured it out with my own...I was quite alarmed when it was blue! Then I remembered that I ate a BUNCH of this cake the day before!

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  29. So cute and so smart! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  31. What a great idea for a cake!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  32. SO CUTE! i have to get me some new cake pans! (i seriously only own 9 inch pans, haha)

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  33. You don't even need a pan for this! Just an oven safe mixing bowl, like Pyrex!

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  34. Thank you! And, thanks for hosting the weekly party!

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  35. What an adorable idea! I am going to pin this for future reference. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

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  36. This is soo stinking adorable! Love the ears! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  37. Awesome job! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  38. Wow! The cake turned out amazing. I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

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  39. This looks incredible and would be just perfect for the night before we leave for Disney! Can't wait to give it a go.

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  40. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  41. So talented. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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  42. Very nice cake! Thanks for linking up. I'm sure the blogger event was wonderful and am looking forward to seeing pictures!

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  43. AMAZING! This turned out so cute! We're headed to Disneyland next week (it's a surprise) and this would be so fun to make for the boys. Featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout! Thanks for sharing! Oh yeah, and pinning of course ;)

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  44. This is so cute! I love Mickey Mouse, this is so fun!
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  45. How cute! Thank you for sharing this at Saturday Show and Tell. I can't wait to see what you have for this week! I look forward to seeing you there.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  46. My daughter would love this! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

    Robin

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  47. Thanks for linking! I liked it so much that I featured you this week! Check it out here: http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/2012/08/saturday-is-special-day-party-features-5.html

    I hope you will link up more great projects tomorrow.

    Malory

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  48. This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it at my Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I've pinned it and shared it on Facebook and Twitter!

    This week's party has started so please pop by and say g'day if you have a minute!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  49. Oh thank you! I'd love to link up. Thanks for the invite!

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  50. You should! It is seriously SO easy!

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  51. Thank you! It was a blast! I will definitely be posting pictures soon!

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  52. Thank you! I'll definitely be linking up! :)

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  53. Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to come visit sometime! :)

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  54. Thank you! I love stopping by your blog! :)

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  55. I'll definitely be back! :) Thanks for hosting!

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  56. Thank you so much for the feature! I appreciate it! It goes together so fast and is really easy! Just make sure they brush their teeth really well after (the black food coloring :) !

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  57. Thank you! I'm pretty fond of that cute little mouse too! :)

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  58. Thank you so much for stopping by! I stopped by and totally did the same. :)

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  59. Thank you so much for sharing my post! :) I'll definitely be by to link up!

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  60. Oh Thank you so much for featuring my project! It truly is an honor every time! I'll definitely be back to link up more!

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  61. Thank you! I appreciate the pin! :)

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  62. Fantastic job. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend!

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  63. [...] Mickey Mouse Cake Tutorial | Cox's Corner [...]

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  64. Adorable!! I'm sure I've told you that before... but it is!

    I featured your cute cake on my blog today! Come on over and check it out :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/09/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-49.html

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  65. Super cute! I'm pinning for later. Just a question...could you maybe use thicker sugar cookies with toothpicks stuck in the edges to make the ears? You know... so they would be edible? Just trying to think of a way to make the ears out of something you could eat...but maybe they would be too heavy?

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  66. I would like to know what you used for the ears .Did you cout out cardboard or the lids themselves?
    Thanks
    Nana

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  67. I bet you could use sugar cookies or something along those lines! I just didn't want to risk them falling apart! :)

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  68. Thanks girl! Thank you so much for featuring my cake!

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  69. I love this cake but was wondering if the food coloring effects the taste of the frosting? I love making sugar cookies but always have to use caution when I use the food coloring. Did you have any problems with this besides black poo. (;

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  70. We used the Wilton Cake Decorating food coloring that comes in the little jar/container and I really didn't notice a difference in taste. But I'm not too picky...so we really didn't have any problems. I hope that I was able to answer your question! If you do try it, let me know how it goes!

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  71. What kind of cake pan did you use

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  72. I just used a glass pyrex bowl. Most are oven safe, so if you check your bowl and it says its ok, you should be good to go! Let me know if you have anymore questions!

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  73. I'm going to try this ASAP, it'll be perfect for the 1st birthday I am planning. Can you list which size Pyrex bowl? I assume you flipped it upside down and then just started frosting? Did you do anything special with the cake, what was the cooling time, etc? Thanks so much!

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  74. I used the smallest bowl in the set of three that you can buy together. I wanted it to be a small cake. You can really use any size of pyrex bowl. That's exactly what I did. I just flipped it and started frosting. The key with the cake is to let it cool COMPLETELY before you start frosting, otherwise it gets crumby. Other than that I didn't do anything different. I prepared it the same way the directions on the box said to. I hope that helps. Feel free to reply with any other questions!

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  75. If you start off with chocolate icing, you won't need as much black food coloring. If you start off with the white, color the icing a green or blue, then the black. Just a tip!
    P.S. Love the cake!

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  76. Thanks for the tip! I'm going to have to try that next time!

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