Making that Mickey Cake.

Did you know that Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to get his own star on the Hollywood walk of fame?? Born on November 18th, 1928 at the premiere of Steamboat Willie in Manhattan, Mickey received his Hollywood star for his 50th birthday in 1978.

Although the first words Mickey ever spoke were “hot dogs!!”, we’re going to talk about cake.

I’ve definitely seen more detailed cakes out there, but this cake is my go to cake right now for a family party or friend’s bbq (where kids are involved, of course). Kids seem to appreciate my eccentric design method. I am absolutely not gifted the way some people out there are, as I have seen many different ways of making Mickey, even making him into Minnie.

The common theme in almost all of the cakes is the famous Wilton Cake pan, pictured here:

For roughly $12.00, you have a mold that will last a lifetime – I think I may have even bought it for less.

So with that in mind, I used the basic white cake recipe from my Joy of Cooking Cookbook, depicted at, click here. Note:: I did not use her cream cheese frosting idea.

Then, a simple buttercream frosting.

  • In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  • Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time.

Add chocolate chips around the ears and nose (delicious to add!!)

Sprinkles along the mouth. There are a ton of different ways to decorate the Mouse – be creative and have fun!!!

Wondering why the toothpicks are there? Well, it’s a rather odd shape to travel with – and I have to cover it with aluminum foil -the toothpicks keep the aluminum foil from ruining my creation!!!

The two people who created the voices for Mickey and Minnie were married in real life, and I’m pretty sure with some creativity you can convert this Mickey pan to a Minnie – If you’ve made this cake, feel free to comment with decorating tips or send me images, I will add to the post!!!

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