This is going to be a very short tutorial, but hopefully helpful to some of you! Today I'm telling you How to Make Mickey Mouse Ears for a Cake.
Every time I post a Mickey or Minnie cake that has ears, somebody asks about the ears. So I thought I'd finally snap a few pics and tell you how to make them.
**Please note that you will have to make these a day or two ahead of time so they can dry hard!**
You'll need the following:
- Black fondant - I prefer Satin Ice Black Vanilla Fondant
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Rolling Pin (this is my new favorite rolling pin - I rarely use any of my others these days!)
- Black candy melts or Black Candy writer
- Craft sticks
- knife or toothpick to spread the chocolate
I didn't think to take out my camera when I started these ears, so these first couple of steps don't have pictures.
A day or two before you need them, mix together black fondant and tylose. I add 1-2 teaspoons per pound. Knead it together thoroughly, then roll out the fondant and cut out the ears. I think I usually make mine about 2.5" but you'll want to cut them so they're proportionate to your Mickey head!
Then dust a cookie sheet with tylose, lay them out and let them dry at least 24 hours. You want them to be hard so you can pick them up and they're not flexible at all.
You could also dust with cornstarch and probably get it off the back more easily. The upside is the tylose helps them dry on top and bottom but it also seems to stick and can't be dusted off as you'll see in this next pic.
Once the ears are dry and hard, flip them over to the back side.
Place the stick in the wet chocolate. I don't put the stick all the way across the back of the ear but I like for it to go at least halfway - maybe a little more.
Put some more chocolate or candy melts over the back of the stick.
Spread it out to cover the stick. Then stick it in the frig for about 10 minutes so the chocolate will harden and then they're ready to use!
Push the sticks into the cake and that's it! Mickey Mouse (or Minnie Mouse) ears!
Do you have any questions about making these? Leave me a comment!