Mickey Mouse Cake Ideas

It's hard to find a child who wouldn't want Mickey Mouse cake for his or her birthday...

Using the ideas from this page you'll be able to make your own Mickey theme cake.

Mickey Mouse Cakes:
(Click on a picture below to view a larger cake image
and read baking instructions)

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Mickey Mouse birthday cake submitted by Janelle R. from Fairport, NY

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

I made these cakes for my twin daughters' 3rd birthday party, and they were a big hit (and not too difficult to make either)! I used the Disney Mickey cake pans for both cakes.

Using a box cake mix for each pan and then the extra batter, just made an "extra cake". Baked according to the instructions on the box. Frosting was pre-made and store-bought. For the stars and piping, I used Wilton tube frosting.

Once cooled, I frosted both cakes with a thin layer of white. Using the cake pan as a guide, I outlined the design using a toothpick.

I outlined the eyes, nose and mouth, using Wilton tip 3, in black. Then piped in the black coloring and smoothed it out with my finger.

Using tip 16 (stars) I filled in the ears and head with black. To make the face color, I bought the copper coloring and added (a very little) to the white frosting. Then used tip 16 to fill in the face.

For the Minnie cake, I added eye lashes. The bow was made out of sugar cookie dough with pink frosting and white dots. The extra cake was frosted with white, and then I used tip 3 to make the little faces around the edges.

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Mickey Mouse cake submitted by Paula H. from Klamath Falls,OR

Mickey Mouse Cake

I had 2 store bought cakes, and prepared them according to the box instructions. I put the cake mix into 1 large round dome cake pan and two small round dome cake pans.

I used Betty Crocker spray on the pans to keep the cakes from sticking, and baked the cakes for about 35 minutes.

While they were cooking and cooling down, I made Wilton buttercream icing (recipe below). I colored 1 1/2 cup black, 1 cup cream colored, 1/4 white, and 1/4 red. Once the cake cooled down, I used a star tip and frosted the ears and top of the head black.

Then I took a thin piping tip and outlined the eyes white. Then took a spreading knife to smooth it all out, and used black to make the pupils. I also used the piping tip to outline and fill in.

While I had the piping tip on the black, I went ahead and outlined the mouth and the nose. I changed the piping tip onto the red icing and filled in the tongue. I then went ahead and used the star tip on the face using the cream color.

And there you have a Mickey Mouse cake. My 3 year old loved it!

Recipe for Buttercream Icing:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. Wilton clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk

Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.

When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to use.

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Mickey Mouse cake submitted by Kristen C. from Olathe, KS

Mickey Cake

I baked 2 boxed cakes in two 8 inch round baking pans. And made one cake in 4 inch disposable round pan. Put the cakes in the freezer so they would be easier to frost.

I made buttercream frosting and tinted most of it peach (just a few drops of orange), a little bit of red, a little bit pink, and left a small amount white.

I put the two round cakes together with a layer of frosting in between, and then frosted it peach with a frosting gun and a star tip.

I used a blown up picture of Mickey Mouse to lay on top of the cake to trace the face and ears. I put the ears (4 inch cake) up next to the round cakes. I frosted a very thin amount of frosting on the outline of his face and ears.

I then separated Oreos to use only the cookie part. Put them in a ziplock bag and mashed with a rolling pin. I then patted the Oreo crumbs on the edge of the round cake and ears.

Next came decorating the face. I used a picture of Mickey as my guide, and hand drew the face.

The nose was made out of Oreo crumbs. I used a tube of pre-made black frosting for the mouth and eyes. I used a butter knife to frost the eyes and mouth.

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