Mickey Swim Theme Cake

Decorating By AmyCakes2 Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 2:06pm by Doug

AmyCakes2 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:27am
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I'm looking for a swimming theme Mickey cake - any ideas?? I'm thinking I'm going to have to make my own! icon_wink.gif
TIA!!

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:47am
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How about kids in a pool or lake with mickey as a lifeguard?

Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:55am
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how much figure modeling do you want to do, as this idea would require multiple figures.

3 round cakes, cut and assembled to be the classic mouse head logo shape decorated to be the pool.

Goofy: http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/disney/disney_87.gif

Donald: http://www.twilson.ws/assets/dondive.jpg

Minnie:
outfit 1: http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n25/fierydruid/swimming.jpg

outfit 2: http://as7.disneystore.com/is/image/DisneyShopping/U6023G0004?$full$

(tho' if you want to be a wee bit evil: http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2008/08/michael-phelps-disney-world.jpg -- sorry Mickey, Micheal's caught her eye!)

Mickey:
option 1: http://resources.profilegoodies.com/contact-tables/disney/4bf9c78d8f33f533ce1834659676141a.jpg

option 2: http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/disney/disney_262.gif

of course for Mickey in a very deep reference to his origins could portray him as Steamboat Willie piloting his boat around the swimming pool
http://www.ornament-shop.com/pic/03/qxd5047.jpg

AmyCakes2 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:13am
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Oh boy! Great ideas - but I don't know if I can model those characters or not!! ;/ I'm not that good at sculpting.....

2SchnauzerLady Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 12:04pm
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Some of the designs Doug suggested could be copied and outlined/filled in on a flat surface. Try sculpting, and if that doesn't work, how are your skills in copying those drawings?

AmyCakes2 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 1:35pm
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Drawings I can do - but the cake is a small cake....
How do people do the modeling?? As in, what do you use to do it?? I've heard of modeling chocolate - do you make it or buy it?
I appreciate all the help! icon_wink.gif

Doug Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyCakes2

Drawings I can do - but the cake is a small cake....
How do people do the modeling?? As in, what do you use to do it?? I've heard of modeling chocolate - do you make it or buy it?
I appreciate all the help! icon_wink.gif




have you worked with polymer clay? techniques are the same

4 options:

pure gumpaste -- dries hardest, dries fastest (almost too fast) least edible

pure fondant -- dries slowly which means sagging can be an issue but that also means more time to "futz" with and get it just right. -- fairly edible

blend of gumpaste and fondant -- attributes of both -- the "middle" ground -- somewhat edible

modeling chocolate -- make at home --most edible -- see this thread (includes recipes and lots of advice)
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-642127-0.html

HTH

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