Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake
Today we had a small birthday party for our little guy Isaiah, he is turning one on Monday but since everyone works and have school, well you know about Monday blues…. so it made sense for us to have the little celebrations for him today…We are not big on huge celebration when having birthday parties for the little ones, we like them small and intimate, especially for a one year old…We always figured when the kids get older they choose how big or small their birthday party is going to be.
Isaiah is such a sweet loving baby, actually he is a very good baby, not fussy at all. He is always smiling and giggling to show his two baby teeth… And he is almost walking, well he is taking his baby steps one at a time or I should say taking his time, I want to him to walk already so I could run after him…He is one handsome baby boy and we just adore him!! I guess that is the bright side of marrying young, my husband I married very young and now we are enjoying our kids! Our three kids are grown and two of them are married with kids… We both still young and have a ton of energy to run around with them and with the grandkids.
But wait ladies……………. we still have a handsome, outgoing, respectful bachelor with green eyes, he is accepting applications! (he is going to kill me for posting this hahahahaha)….
Isaiah is the love of our lives, he is our first and only grandson. We have two beautiful granddaughters, Nashwa just turned eleven back in February and Bella is turning 3 in May…
Isaiah is madly in love with Mickey mouse, so what better cake to make for his birthday then a cake in the shape of Mickey’s face! He loved it and his reaction was priceless, Bella’s reaction was priceless as well… she is so funny all she could say is WOW, WOW, WOW, and could not wait to stick her finger in the red frosting…
Directions to how assemble the cake is so easy, its in the caption of each picture.
I made this cake with my Chocolate cake recipe, its moist and chocolaty and is so versatile, I baked it in the form of sheet cakes, cupcakes, birthday cakes you name it I made it with this delicious batter.
I am only posting the direction for Mickey’s face the cake recipe is linked below in this post.
Make one recipe of Chocolate cake
6 inch cake pan, sprayed with nonstick baking spray and lined with parchment paper
8 inch cake pan, sprayed with nonstick baking spray and line with parchment paper
Cupcake pan lined with 4 baking papers.
Pour the batter in to the two prepared cake pans and fill each of them 3/4 full , you should have leftover batter for an extra four cupcakes, that’s how you know the measurement is correct, if you did not have four cupcakes use an ice cream scooper and scope out some of the batter from each pan until you have the four cupcakes, I used a two tablespoon ice cream scooper…
Bake all at the same time, cupcakes should be done in 25 minutes, the cake pans bake for 34-36 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan, remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.
Cool cakes in the pans for 10-15 minutes, remove from the pans and remove the parchment papers, cool completely.
Wrap the 6 inch cake in plastic wrap and freez for later use.
Place the cake on a turn table or a flat surface covered with parchment paper, cut in half and fill according to the cake recipe in the link, frost the sides of the cake with a very thin coating by using black colored frosting, I bought my frostings from Walmart to make it easy, they have Wilton brand that has a large variety of colored frostings…With a large offset sputla remove the cake and place it on a large baking sheet lined with parchemnt paper, refrigerate the cake for about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes remove the cake from the refrigerator, decorate the face according to the style you like, I have seen a lot of different styles of decorations to mickey’s face, you choose your own and the colors that fit the theme of your party, I made my own style and it is my first attempt to make a cake in a shape of a character! It was very easy and it is acceptable to a one year to recognize his beloved carton character. I piped the frosting by using piping bag fitted with the star tip, its easy and it gives the colors some depth.
With a large offset spatula, carefully place cake on too a half sheet cake cardboard or whatever your serving your cake on, just making sure its flat and a good size to accommodate the entire cake, remove a little bit of the top of the cupcake on one side as showing in the picture, place one cupcake on the opposite side of each other in each corner of the cake to make Mickey’s ears, making sure they are touching the sides of the cake, I used a toothpick to secure them as shown in the picture.
Frost the cupcakes with the same star tip, I have more than one to make it easy to have filled bags of frosting for different colors…
I added two pieces of round white chocolate for the eyes and piped black dots on top… I piped the smile and by using the red frosting I piped around the cake to finish the look.
Refrigerate for few hours, remove 45 minutes prior to the party for the frosting to come to room temperature.
When everyone is ready place the candle on the cake and have your self a wonderful time, you will for sure make it a special birthday for a special and happy kid in your life!!
***The original idea was to use the six inch cake as the ears after cutting it in half, but the shape was too big for the size of the cake, it would have been better to bake an 11 inch or larger round cake to accommodate the size of the 6 inch cake for the ears…But the cupcakes worked perfect and Bella enjoyed the other two cupcakes 🙂 and I have an extra small cake to use*****