Pink Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

I made this pink Minnie Mouse birthday cake for 4 year old Meena. The cake was requested by her mother and because her order came quite at the last minute, she was very glad when I took up the order. 

Pink Polka Dots Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Her exact words were ‘thank you for making a 4 year old happy’. It never occurred to me until then how much accepting a last minute cake orders means to young children. Their parents often scramble to look for a cake decorator and having found one who finally accepts their last minute order is actually not doing them a favour, but rather making the dream of a young child of having a decorated birthday cake in his or her favorite theme come true. Now that is a big deal for me and I was so glad I accepted the order. Never mind about the last minute rush, I was happy I made a child’s birthday cake wish come true. I remember how my own children countdown to their birthdays months before their actual birthdays. And how very excited they get on their birthdays with their birthday cakes and presents, so it kind of feels like a fairy sometimes to be making a child happy on his or her birthday.

Back to the cake. This was not my original design. Meena’s mom got me a picture of a cake and requested that I make one like that. I decorated this cake a few years ago, and don’t have the image provided by Meena’s mom anymore, but what I remember is that the cake I made here is very much similar to the picture she gave me. I did an internet search for Minnie Mouse cakes in pink in my attempt to locate the original designer, but much to my disappointment, I am unable to locate one. There are many Minnie mouse themed cakes on the internet and some look very much like this cake that I have made, but I believe, these were all inspired by one another. I am still hoping that I can locate the original designer so that I can credit him or her accordingly, so if you are reading this and happen to be able to help me, please do let me know in the comments section at the end of this page. I will be more than happy to hear from you.

Pink Polka Dots Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Pink Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake Decorating Guide

These were the main supplies I used to decorate this cake:

  • Cake – The was a 2 tier cake measuring 7 inches and 10 inches  in diameter. I used my butter pound cake recipe for both tiers. 
  • Buttercream – I used buttercream to fill the cake layers as well as to crumb coat the cake before covering it with fondant.
  • Fondant – the entire cake and all the deco on it were in fondant. I used Satin Ice fondant in white , baby pink and black .
  • CMC powder – I added this to the fondant when making the bows as well as Minnie’s large ears on the top tier. CMC helps fondant to set firm and hard and this helps the fondant to hold shaped especially those in 3D shapes.
  • Round cutter set – I used this cutter set for Minnie’s large ears on the top tier as well as the smaller Minnie faces on the sides of the bottom tier and the white polka dots on the top tier.
  • Round plunger cutter set – this is a set of smaller round cutters. I used this cutters for the white polka dots on the cake border strips as well as the pink polka dots on the large white bow on the top tier.
  • Plaque cutters – I used 2 different sizes – one slightly larger than the other. Both, however, were of the same shape.
  • Number cutter – I used the cutter for number ‘4’ that was placed on the front side of the top tier.
  • Fondant extruder tool – this was used to pipe the black borders for the 2 fondant plaques on the cake.
  • Pizza cutting wheel – this was used to cut out the long black border strips as well as the strips to make the bows.
  • Fondant glue and shortening – these were the glues for this project and I used them interchangeably.

And this was how I put the cake together.

Pink Polka Dots Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

  • The smaller bows were made in a similar manner to the large one, but the bow centers did not have any folds and for the polka dots, I used the fine tip of my cake decorating brush that has been dipped in Americolor white food color (undiluted) to mark random tiny white dots on the bows. 
  • As for the ears, I cut them out in black fondant (that has been added CMC) using one of my large round cutters and attached a long wooden skewer to each. I let these set and harden completely before putting them up on the cake. 
  • Once the cakes were baked and cooled down, I leveled them and then filled and crumb coated them with buttercream before covering each tier with fondant. The top tier was covered in pink fondant while the bottom tier was covered in white. 
  • Once both tiers were covered in fondant, I stacked them and added the borders. To make the borders, I cut out a long thin strip of black fondant, attached it to the cake and then added the white polka dots which were cut using the smallest cutter of my round plunger cutter set. 
  • Next to go on the cake were the name and number plaques. I used my plaque cutters for these and attached the letters and numbers to them before placing them on the cake. For the name, I used Clikstix Groovy alphabet cutter and for the number, I used a different cutter which I purchased from a local cake decorating supplies shop. Once the plaques were on the cake, I added a thin black border for both. The border was piped using my extruder tool that was fitted with a small round disc. 
Pink Polka Dots Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

  • Next were the tiny Minnie faces all around the second tier. These were cut using my round cutter set. I used a medium cutter for the face and a slightly smaller cutter for the ears. And then I added the mini bows to each face. I attached the bow with fondant glue so that they are held securely in place. 

  • Following that, I added the white polka dots for the top tier and finished off the cake deco by poking Minnie’s large ears on the top tier and attaching the large bow in front of them (with fondant glue so that the bow would stay in place securely).

And that was how I decorated the Pink Minnie Mouse birthday cake. 

Pink Polka Dots Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

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