Minnie Mouse Fondant Cake How-to

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Yoo-hoo! Here's how to create the super-sweet Minnie Mouse fondant cake featured in our Minnie Mouse Party Ideas Guide and Girls Birthday Cake Ideas Guide.

Ingredients:

  • 1 two-layer cake
  • Buttercream icing mix
  • 2 boxes pre-rolled white fondant (total 72 oz.)
  • Black icing color
  • Rose icing color

Supplies:

  • Minnie Mouse candle
  • Pink candy stripe birthday candles
  • Black glitter birthday candles
  • Skinny coil birthday candles
  • Mickey Mouse cookie cutter set
  • Fondant roller
  • Fondant smoother
  • Wilton decorating tips #16 and #3
  • Decorating bags and coupler
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • Toothpicks
  • Black platter

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Instructions:

  1. Decorating time, yay! First prepare your cake for the fondant by icing it with a layer of buttercream icing.

  2. To create a pretty pink fondant, knead white fondant until soft. Use a toothpick to dot rose icing color onto the fondant and knead until the color is evenly distributed.

  3. Roll out the pink fondant and smooth with a fondant smoother. Trim off excess with a pizza cutter or paring knife.

  4. To create the Minnie Mouse ears, use a small ball of white fondant from your second box. Tint with black icing color. Roll out the ball and use a Mickey Mouse ears cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. To attach to the cake, dab with water.

  5. For Minnie's bow, use rose icing color to create a small ball of lighter pink fondant. Roll out and cut small strips and form them into a bow. Use royal icing to "glue" the bow to the cake. Pipe on the little white polka dots with white buttercream icing and a decorating bag with a round tip.

  6. For the large white polka dots, roll out a small ball of white fondant from your second box. Use a paring knife to cut out the circles free hand or use a small round cookie cutter. Dab with water to attach.

  7. To pipe the decorative border at the bottom of the cake, use pink-tinted buttercream icing and a #16 star-shaped tip.

  8. The finishing touches: Make it snazzy with oodles of candles, a black platter and Minnie-approved plates and napkins!