Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hot Dog! (Photo heavy post)

As requested

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake
This cake took half as long to make as the Mickey Mouse Heads, but I'm way happier with it.
This idea came from the Disney website.  I made a chocolate cake and a white cake in 9x13's and torted them both.  In all three layers I put a layer of 7 minute frosting and crushed oreos (recipe to follow).  Then I covered it in a no-fail butter cream recipe.  The Disney site has a template to print and lay on the cake so you just "color in the lines".  It was actually pretty easy.  The filling was really good!  I'll do this again.

GG's 7 Minute Frosting (Marshmallow type frosting)
2 eggs
3/4 C Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 tsp Water
1/3 Cup Karo Syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Combine and beat with a mixer over a double broiler for 7 minutes.  Remove from heat and use Immediately. Enough frosting to cover one bake.  Very good with chocolate cake!

Mickey Mouse "Smash Cake"

Mickey Mouse Smash Cake, #2

The Mickey Mouse head cakes were one recipe of chocolate cake mix baked in 1 nine inch round and 2 six inch round cake pans.  The six inch pans were the heads and I cut 4 circles (I used a sippy cup top for a pattern) with a crescent type shape cut out of each circle for the ears.  I drew a face on a piece of paper, layed this over the crumb coated cake and traced the face on, then frosted.

Mickey Mouse Cookie Pops
These were fun and easy to make!
These were simple.  Use Oreos, mini Oreos and sticks.  Take the covers off both the big and little oreos, using knife to scrape if necessary all the center of the Oreo onto one side.  Melt chocolate (I used chocolate Almond Bark) over a double broiler over low heat (you don't want to lose the temper of the chocolate).  Dip the sticks in the chocolate, push into the cream center of the oreo.  Dip a corner of two mini oreos and place on big Oreo for ears.  Place a dab of chocolate on the cream center for "glue" and put the cover back on.  Place in fridge (after you have a batch done) for five minutes then cover the whole thing chocolate.  Simple and really good!

There are a lot of great tips I've found from Wilton.


  1. Love, love, love it! Thank you for sharing! So creative...and kind of nice to have both kiddos birthdays so close. This was totally a fun dual-birthday idea. Do you get a little undone with John being 5?! Does that mean school is right around the corner?

  2. Thanks - they're fun to make. And yes, it is awesome to have their birthdays close. I love when John's birthday is for a lot of reasons, and we planned Addie to come about the same time (1st and 21st of June - good thing I'm fertile Myrtle!).

    And I will be a blubbering mess come the Tuesday after Labor Day. Where did my little squishy baby boy go???