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Mickey Mouse

Contest Photo by: MinnesotaMom2
Brainerd, MN
Category: Cakes and Cupcakes

Tell us about the theme of your party and how you made it fabulous:

For my son's 3rd birthday party, he chose to do a Mickey Mouse theme. I bought the Mickey Mouse plates, cups, tablecloth, and decorated with lots of primary-colored balloons & streamers. I made the prize bags for each child and filled them with Mickey Mouse & Disney-themed prizes. For the cake, I made Mickey's face. It turned out great and looked just like a smiling Mickey looking up at us from the kitchen table.

List of Materials (craft) / Ingredients (cakes or cupcakes):

2 boxes of cake mix
Vanilla Frosting, divided (homemade or canned)
Flesh-colored food coloring
Black Icing
Red or Pink Icing
9" Round cake pan
2 small round cake pans (about the size of a bagel)

Instructions for making your party craft or birthday treat:

Mix cake mixes as directed and pour 1/2 into 9" round cake pan- pour 1/4 of mix into each of the smaller round cake pans. Bake cakes as directed- while they're cooling, mix 3/4 of vanilla frosting with flesh-colored food coloring, a tablespoon of the vanilla frosting with the red/pink food coloring and leave the rest of the frosting white. When cakes are cooled remove from pans and arrange on a cake platter- using the large cake for the head and the 2 smaller ones as Mickey's ears. Frost the 2 smaller cakes and the top of large cake with black icing- be sure to draw the 'V' shape on Mickey's forehead. Then use the black icing to outline Mickey's eyes and smile and color in his pupils and nose. Fill in the majority of Mickey's face (around his eyes, nose, mouth, etc) with the flesh-colored frosting. Finally- use the red/pink frosting to fill in Mickey's smile and the white frosting to fill in his eyes. Ta-da! Mickey Mouse cake!
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