On the most special occasions, you see a magnificent piece of cake as the center of attraction. A cake standing proud and tall on the table can glue everyone’s attention until it is time for it to be sliced and enjoyed by everybody else present. On every occasion, the slicing of the cake keeps everyone at the edge of their seat until it’s time.
Disney’s Minnie Mouse is an iconic character that captivated our imagination for a long time. As far as everybody remembers, Minnie Mouse is Mickey’s love interest and has been a part of Disney’s iconic rise to film’s world upper echelons. Minnie’s presence complemented Mickey, Pluto, and Donald Duck’s iconic rise to stardom.
Having a Minnie Mouse cake is a great treat for all Minnie Mouse fans out there. Baking yourself a Minnie Mouse Cake may be an arduous task, but it is something that is doable. With lots of patience, practice, and dedication, getting a presentable and delicious Minnie Mouse cake can become easy as a breeze.
Minnie Mouse Cake
A Minnie Mouse cake makes any celebration whether it is a birthday, wedding, and others more “girlish”. Minnie Mouse Cake shows a lot of creativity and craftsmanship because it allows someone to create it to be attentive to details and not to put a lot of stuff, so it emphasizes Minnie’s simple demeanor.
With lots of patience and with the correct equipment, getting an excellent-looking and excellent tasting Minnie Mouse cake can get you a lot of praise and appreciation. For hardcore Disney fans, Minnie Mouse is the ultimate sassy girl with a brave heart. Getting a Minnie Mouse cake for special occasions brings a lot of good vibes.
Is it easy to do? Can you possibly do it? Of course, you can do a Minnie Mouse cake. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a Michelin-star chef to make one. You just need to believe in yourself and get the right equipment and you can become a great baker in no time. Let us start with your baking journey and impress people with your new skill.
Creating a Minnie Mouse cake
Like any other cake, you need these basic ingredients like flour, eggs, butter, milk, and a bit of water. With a little practice, you can develop the skill in no time. Let us make your very first Minnie Mouse Cake. Here are the ingredients:
For the cake batter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
For its buttercream frosting
For its chocolate frosting
- 2 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
STEP 1 – MAKING THE BATTER
- Put your butter and your sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat your sugar and your butter using medium speed until you have smooth consistency. If you don’t have an electric beater, it will going to be very challenging. But it is still doable, but it can be tiring.
- Beat the eggs into your batter one at a time using medium settings until it becomes a smooth all throughout.
- Mix in the lemon juice and the vanilla in your batter using medium speed until it becomes one with you batter with a smooth texture.
- Slowly mix the flour and baking soda in a separate mixing bowl. You can use a wire whisks to mix your dry ingredients until both the flour and baking soda is evenly mixed.
- Measure out buttermilk and put into a bowl. Slowly mix small batches of dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) into the bowl and beat it nice and slow with an electric beater or mixer until everything incorporates nicely. Add small amounts of buttermilk until everything if fully incorporated and becomes an even and consistent mixture.
- Use this step in making half of ingredients. You would need two batches.
STEP 2 – BAKING THE CAKE
- Get a 9 x 13 inches cake tray and spray it with a non-stick spray. Get the first batch of batter that you have mixed and transfer the batter on this cake tray.
- Pour the rest of the batter into a circular pie tin, which you have to grease with butter or a non-stick spray. This will be Minnie Mouse’s head. If you have some left over batter, you can use it to bake cupcakes, don’t throw it away.
- Set your oven to 350oF or 177oC and get your cakes baked for 30 to 35 minutes. Test your cake using either a fork or toothpick when the cake springs up when you pricked it and does not have any mixture sticking in it, it’s cooked.
- Get the cakes out of the trays by running a knife along its side. Flip the cake over into a big plate and it should come out nice and easy.
- Let the cake cool overnight while you are covering it in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. If you are making your cake on the same day of the party, you need to let it cool down to room temperature before putting on some frostings. It would definitely require more than an hour to cool it off completely.
STEP 3 – MAKING THE FROSTING
- Take out a large bowl, measure your buttercream and other frosting ingredients and put them in your bowl.
- Use medium speed in giving your buttermilk frosting ingredients until you have a smooth consistency. Set aside.
- Sift cocoa and confection sugar and mix them together nicely. Set aside.
- Get a mixing bowl and put on your butter. Beat it slowly using your electric beater until you have a smooth consistency. Refrain from using butter that was just taken out of the fridge. For best results, let it stand for room temperature for around 30 to an hour before mixing it with other the ingredients.
- Add your sugar and evaporated milk in your cocoa mixture. You need to beat it nice and easy with your beater. Continue doing it until everything incorporates into a smooth frosting.
- Add your vanilla and continue beating it with your chocolate frosting.
STEP 4 – ASSEMBLING YOUR MINNIE MOUSE CAKE
- Use your pie tin to cut two circles out of the rectangular cake, run a knife around your cake corners and cut circles. This would be your Minnie Mouse cake ears. The pie tin should be slightly smaller than the circular cake because the small circles are Minnies’ ears.
- Transfer slowly the small circles on the same tray where circular cake is resting. Place on both sides the two small circles on the sides of Minnies’ head.
- With the remaining piece of the cake, cut out a bow. You can just use a knife and carefully carve out a bow. It won’t be difficult, but you need a steady set of hands to do this. If you find it hard, you can cut out a paper pattern and then trace it on the cake to make a bow.
- Assemble your head, get the bow in-between the two ears. It should look like this, a large circular cake with two small circles on its upper left and right corner and a bow-shaped cake inserted in between the two smaller circular cakes.
STEP 5 – FROSTING THE CAKE
- Use your chocolate frosting in coloring your Minnies‘ ears by brushing it gently. Be sure you are covering the ears completely with the frosting.
- You need to use again the chocolate frosting to highlight Minnies’ hairline. You can use a picture of Minnie Mouse to plot out the details.
- Divide the buttercream icing into three bowls, divide the buttercream equally with each bowl.
- This will now highlight Minnies’ facial colors, add a food grade coloring to the two bowls. Add a drop or two of red fool color to one bowl and mix it vigorously to create a pink hue. On the other bowl, you need to drop three to four drops of red food color to create a darker pink shade.
- Use the darker pink shade on Minnies’ bow.
- While the lighter pink would be the color of\‘s face.
- Draw Minnies’ other facial feature like her mouth with the chocolate frosting. Draw a small semi-circle towards the bottom part of Minnie’s face or head. Add a small heart-shaped tongue using some of the darker pink frosting you have made earlier.
- Make two ovals above the mouth and near the hairline using your white buttercream frosting. This would going to be Minnie’s eyes. Use your chocolate frosting to highlight Minnie’s eye balls.
- Draw Minnies’ nose by sketching small circle beneath Minnies’ eyes and highlight it with the chocolate frosting. Your cake now looks like Minnie Mouse.
- Keep the cake rested for a couple of hours, you can refrigerate your cake to make everything hold on to place.
Final thoughts on the entire process
Making your very first Minnie Mouse cake is not really difficult after all. What you need is a lot of time and patience in mixing all the ingredients and painting the face with your frosting. After lots of practice and you can finally see an improvement from your first performance and can very well do a lot of other Disney-themed cakes. We are glad that we have been a part of your culinary journey. We are sure that the skills that you have acquired have made you a much better-equipped person to tackle some more difficult challenges. Please give us a visit more often for more tips on other D-I-Y projects to make your home more exciting and fun.