Calling all of you fabulous bakers who have made the Minnie House Hat (or who may otherwise know what to do)...
I am in the middle of making the ever so popular Minnie Mouse Hat cake and was thinking how simple it should be, but then I got to stressing over attaching the ears.
I plan on making them from 50/50 MMF/gumpaste (it's what I use for the cowboy hat) and thought I'd just stick a couple of toothpicks in to hold them in place... and then flashes of floppy ears crossed my mind.
What have you done to attach the ears? (Or other suggestions)
I did some minnie ears, but they were small and not stuck into the cake.
50/50 should work, just give yourself enough time to dry, I'd leave it a week. You can slide wire or a skewer in while they're still pliable. I like to put drinking straws in the cake to support the wire/skewer so it doesn't rip through the cake from the weight of the gp piece.
...sorry! They were attached w/ popsicle sticks, that I had attached to the cardboard.
Thanks! I think I'll make two sets--gumpaste and cardboard. That way, if I have issues with the gumpaste ears I can be confident the cardboard ears will be fine.