Mickey Mouse Club House Cake
by Rebecca Hanley
(South Glens Falls, New York, USA)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake
This cake I made from three parts. The cake itself, buttercream frosting and fondant that I made from scratch myself.
None of these were overly strenuous. I am an amateur cake maker in my own right and did this on a whim for my godson's second birthday.
Simply by combining a little creativity and a bit of online research I was able to pull off this wonderful cake. I might add that nobody wanted to be the one to cut into it. The four figures (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and O'tooles) I borrowed from my godson for decoration. Absolutely everything else on this cake was edible.
I started out by making two batches of marshmallow fondant from a recipe I found online. By simply melting marshmallows and kneading confectioners sugar into the mixture, I opened a whole new gateway of creativity. Believe it or not this was my first time attempting this recipe.
I separated the fondant into several different sections and started to knead the coloring into each (red, yellow, blue, black and grey).
Then I simply went to town, or Mickey's Clubhouse, and started to create all the different aspects of the clubhouse. The head, hand, foot, slide, table, fence and little stone pathway. It was very much like playing with playdough and quite a bit of fun. All of these I let sit over night to set up a bit.
I then made a chocolate sheet cake as well as a confetti dome cake for the base of the main part of the clubhouse. When the cakes were completely cooled. I covered them with green buttercream frosting. I used a thin layer of buttercream on the dome cake to allow the red fondant to stick properly before attaching it to the sheet cake.
From here I just started to assemble all the pieces to the cake. I used a simple flower tip to pipe bushes and then added mini M&M's (my godson's favorite candy) as flowers. With a dusting of green sprinkles on the grass and the figurines in place, the cake was complete.
By the way, here is the website for the fondant recipe. It was extremely useful and I am forever grateful to Peggy.
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