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Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to me! My birthday is tomorrow! I am the kind of person that LOVES their birthday. I am the ‘birthday week’ person that annoys everyone around them for a whole week. In celebration of my birthday, here is a blast from the past… my very first foray into cake decorating with my first tired cake, as well as my very first blog post on Cakengineer.blogspot.com! Its been a while (7 years! Yikes!) but I am still a huge Disney fan… this year however,  I’m doing something a little different but exciting for my birthday, it involves lots of crafts! Stay tuned!

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

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This year, for my 21st birthday, I was just getting into the cake decorating thing. This is my very first layered cake and the first time making fondant decorations. I had a disney themed party, everyone had to dress up as their favourite disney character. The best part of the party for me was making all of the Disney themed sweets! I started with the cake, (in Minnie Mouse Colours)

This is the rough iced cake in buttercream… I then made the iconic bow and a yellow minnie mouse shoe and some other various fondant decorations and finished it up!

Isn’t it Cute?

And here is the back!

Seeing as im a student and do anything to avoid homework I also made Minnie and Mickey Mouse cupcakes! I started with chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and stuck 2 oreo halves (the side with no icing) in the top.

oops, some of the Oreos still have the cream filling! oh well, I then heated up regular chocolate and buttercream icing and just dipped the cupcakes in the icing to coat them so that they looked like mickey mouse ears, after a few fondant bows the cupcakes were ready to go!

Here is a photo of the cupcakes on their own stand….

Cute aren’t they? And finally just because i didn’t think that a Disney cake and cupcakes weren’t enough I enlisted my brother to help me make Mickey Head Pretzels! (The first batch were such a hit that my boyfriend and my brother proceeded to eat the whole batch and I had to make another the day of!)

Here are the unbaked pretzels. (notice the one attempt at a Minnie Bow)

And the baked pretzel!

The party was a huge hit, (for me anyway) here is the completed dessert table. I was very please with the overall result.

Minnie Mouse Birthday

The party was completed with a Mickey Mouse ice cube tray, Mickey Mouse serving platter and a Minnie Mouse Martini cocktail!

And that is all I have to say (for now anyway!) about Minnie Mouse desserts!