Minnie Mouse Ears

Decorating By StEt0417 Updated 5 Aug 2011 , 5:13am by sandersjessica

StEt0417 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:13pm
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Hi I plan on making a minnie mouse cake for my daughters birthday. I was curious if its possible to make the ears out of rice krispy treats then cover them in fondant? What is the best way to go about this and what is the best way to stick the ears in the cake. The cake will only have the minnie ears then a bow on it.

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aguast Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:26pm
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hi, I used fondant for my minnie mouse cake, cut the fondant a bit thick and inserted toothpicks in before it dried. This helps hold it up on the cake

Moovaughan Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:33pm
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If you use rice krispies remember they are bumpy so after they are formed I usually use colored white chocolate or candy melts, that fills in all the little crevices and you can smooth with your warm hands. Make sure to put in several long picks so you can attach easily. If you color chocolate remember to use colors for chocolate - otherwise you will have sieze city (I know unfortunately!)

mrsg1111 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:39pm
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I made a minnie cake as well and i too used fondant, but i mixed gumpaste in it. This allowed it to get real hard.

AnotherCaker Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:55pm
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I make them from gumpaste and use two round circles, sandwiching the skewers in between. Makes for a clean look.

inspiredbymom Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 6:04pm
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We did a Minnie Mouse cake and used fondant w/tylose. We cut the "picks" out to make it solid with the ears. It kind of looked like a comma. We had them thin (for drying time) so there really wasn't any room for inserting anything. If you do use RKT, it will be bumpy unless you cover with something like chocolate or butter cream under your fondant (unless your fondant is really, really thick)

teacup916 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 6:05pm
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I recently made a Minnie Mouse cake & I used thin foam board & covered them in black fondant then used skewers to attach to the cake. Worked great!

StEt0417 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by aguast

hi, I used fondant for my minnie mouse cake, cut the fondant a bit thick and inserted toothpicks in before it dried. This helps hold it up on the cake

HOw long does it take for the fondant to dry out?

StEt0417 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 1:45am
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Thanks for all the tips! For the black fondant did you just add black gel to it like you normally would to change the color? Ive read conflicting things on this, some said to add cocoa some say just use the wilton gels.

shar7599 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 3:57am
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You can check out my cake that I did for my girls bday. It's in my photos. I mixed 1/2 MMF and 1/2 gumpaste and used black americolor to color it. I rolled it out, but left it thick, then used a circle cookie cutter to cut them out. My cake has the hat, so I had to use the same cookie cutter to cut half circles in about the bottom 1/4 of the ear, then I put that part against the hat to make sure it was flush with the hat before it dried. Does that make sense?
I put a little water/powdered sugar mix on the part that was going to need to stick (I didn't have piping gel, that may work better), and 2 toothpicks into the bottom of the ear where the cutout was and stuck it down into the hat. Then I put a toothpick in the back part. Like one end gently in the back of the ear, the other end on the hat to kind of "prop" it up until it dried. By the next morning (I finished after 2 a.m.) the ears were good and dry and I took that extra toothpick out of the back, but not until I got it safely to the park and on the table, just in case LOL Good luck!

Chasey Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 12:16pm
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I made MM ears out of fondant I colored black with Wilton gels and after one week...they still weren't stiff! I would suggest mixing in gumpaste for sure (or tylose, etc.) and having a skewer attached.

I ended up dipping the fondant ears into chocolate candy melts for stiffness and covering them with more black fondant. I had to stick them into the rice krispie hat with toothpicks. Apparently one of the ears fell out of the hat overnight, but they were able to stick it back in prior to the party.

I won't try plain fondant again because 6 days wasn't enough drying time for me!

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 12:33pm
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Yes, just add black food coloring. I've never heard of the adding cocoa. It takes a lot of black gel color to achieve a nice dark black color.

jennbrownrigg Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 1:00pm
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I recently made a minnie mouse cake as well and actually baked sugar cookies to use as the ears. I affixed lolipop sticks to the back using candy melts and covered the entire thing with black fondant. This way I didn't have to wait for the fondant to dry and it was very sturdy with little risk of breakage. Hope that helps! Good Luck!

sandersjessica Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 5:13am
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To make mini mouse cake, I mix fondant and gum paste to make the base. I am not so good in making cakes, but I did a satisfactory job while making a cake for our niece.

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