It's Friday, it's Friday and I have lots and lots of things to do! But for now, I'm going to tell you about this Pink Ombre Minnie Mouse Cake!
This cake was 5 layers of white cake tinted different shades of pink so that the outside matched the inside... sort of like the Ombre Ruffles Princess cake... remember?
Here's a picture I took (in very bad lighting) of the inside of the cake before decorating...
Isn't that pretty cool? I wish I had a picture of it cut, but you'll just have to imagine! Oh, and the cakes were done in 9" round pans.
To do this cake, I used my always handy Wilton 1M tip and did the buttercream roses. You can scroll through all of my buttercream roses cakes here.
For the topper, I baked Minnie's "head" in the Wilton Sports Ball pan then covered it in buttercream and Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant.
The ears were made ahead of time. For those, I mixed Tylose into the fondant, rolled it out and cut the circles. Then I let them dry for a couple of days. I "glued" lollipop sticks to the back of the ears with sugar glue then put strips of fondant over them to secure them.
I made the bow with gum paste so it would dry hard and stand up... easy-peasy! I have a tutorial for a similar bow here 🙂
For Miah's name on the front, I used my Funky Alphabet cutters, then laid the letters on white fondant and used an Xacto knife to cut out a background. I made the "2" by hand and tried to match the fondant!
And that's it... I don't think there's anything else to tell you about this cake!
Sooo, do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave me a comment and I'll answer and help out if I can!
Linda Harvey Reed
I'm new to cake decorating and so appreciate your tutorial. My first goal is to master the rose swirl. And then I'm going to dive right in! Thanks for the inspiration.
Linda Harvey Reed
I forgot that I had a question. Is there anything that is run down through the middle of this cake to keep it stable and straight up and down?
Yes, I put a wooden dowel down the middle!
I love that this cake is not too complicated, yet still super cute and impressive!
What color pinks did you use to achieve this pink?
Americolor Electric Pink (varying amounts) for the ombre look.
It's wonderfull !
I'm afrench women and i love what you do !!
awesome cake, like always. Would you happen to know how many people this cake will feed? thank you.
I estimated that it would have around 50 servings.
thank you 🙂
Did you have to use dowels for this cake? I have a 3 tiered cake, the bottom rectangle (13*9) is 3 inches high, second tier square 8 by 8 is 3 inches high and final is small like 4 by 4 and is about 1.5 inches high. I have iced crumb layer and chill today tomorrow fondant marshmallow cover but once I put frosting on today they seemed heavier than I expected so do you recommend dowels or not? Thanks so much!!!!
Did you have to use dowels for this cake? I have a 3 tiered cake, the bottom rectangle (13*9) is 3 inches high, second tier square 8 by 8 is 3 inches high and final is small like 4 by 4 and is about 1.5 inches high. Thanks so much!!!!
Valerie, I doubt she used dowels because she would have mentioned it I think. What did you end up doing, and how did it turn out???
Valerie & Kim - I actually think I did use a dowel down the center of the cake because it was so tall and to help with the Minnie head on top... but it's been awhile since I did it, so I could be wrong. It certainly couldn't hurt to dowel one this tall!
Rose, did you use just a plain white cake mix for this? Or is this your vanilla cake modified recipe?
Um, yes!? I always use either my vanilla recipe or my wasc recipe. BUT when I want to color cake and the flavor is "vanilla", I usually use white chocolate or cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla. The vanilla pudding mix has lots of yellow food coloring... the white chocolate and cheesecake are more "white" pudding mixes so they don't turn the cake so yellow! So, I change up the pudding and add a little extra clear vanilla extract to pump up the vanilla flavor! And thanks for answering other readers' questions. 🙂 Sometimes they just slip by me and I hate to leave anybody hanging!
I know this post is over a year old, but my daughter's 2nd birthday is tomorrow (her party is not though!) and she absolutely LOVES Minnie Mouse.
I've searched your site for the following: white chocolate cake recipe, cheesecake pudding cake recipe, and a tutorial for the swirl roses (I can do the swirls, but wondered if you had a certain technique). I cannot find any of them!
Could you please link me to the correct places? It'd be much appreciated!!
I don't have any of those recipes, sorry. Is there a reason you thought I would? I also haven't done a tutorial on the roses, but you can find several on YouTube.
From this comment: "I always use either my vanilla recipe or my wasc recipe. BUT when I want to color cake and the flavor is “vanilla”, I usually use white chocolate or cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla."
It sounds like you have recipes for these.
Oh, okay. Sorry for the confusion. When I use my vanilla cake recipe (here: https://rosebakes.com/vanilla-cake-recipe-wedding-cake-practice/) and I want to color it, I substitute white chocolate instant pudding mix or cheesecake instang pudding mix in place of the instant vanilla pudding mix IN the vanilla cake recipe. The reason for that is vanilla pudding mix is yellow and make the batter yellow, but white chocolate and cheesecake are white, without the yellow dye. I hope that is clearer.
Wonderful, Rose. Thanks for the tips!
Thank you Rose and Kim!!! Yes I ended up putting in small dowels between the layers. Just used plastic straws and it worked!!!!
Heather - Chickabug
So pretty! It seems like there has been a real resurgence in high end Minnie Mouse parties for little girls. I love it! That cake is absolutely gorgeous - a real work of art! : )
Thank you Heather! Mickey & Minnie cakes have been really popular lately!
Such a beautiful cake. Can you tell me how you colored the icing to make the graduated colors? Thank you so much.
I start by making the darkest color, and piping on the ruffles in that color, then adding white to lighten it a shade. After piping that, I add more white, etc. until I get it all done. I don't always get it like I want it - it just takes practice to figure out the right proportions and I don't really measure.
I Was Wondering How You Made The Bow. Do You Have A Tutorial?
Love The Cake
I don't have a tutorial for that bow, I'm sorry.
Did you decerate the entire cake first and then put the top on or put the top on and decerate around it? I wasn't sure if that was a boarder around the top. This cake is super cute & I was thinking of giving it a go!!
If I remember right, I put the Minnie head on after piping all the roses.
Just wondering what colouring name & brand you used for the buttercream? That pink is TO DIE FOR !!
Americolor Electric Pink 🙂
Nadya De Leon
Love your blog, I'm learning a great deal from it, I have a question this past week I tried to make a cake similar to this but kept having trouble with sticking the fondant decoration in front of the cake it kept drooping down, how did you get it to stay?
Thanks Nadya! I stuck it on before the buttercream crusted and it stayed without any problems.