How Do I Make Minni Mouse Ears

Decorating By sweetdreams1989 Updated 8 Jan 2012 , 9:50pm by nursingnellie

sweetdreams1989 Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 6:31am
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I need a little help.....how do I make the minnie mouse ears for my cake

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shuswapcakes Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 1:52pm
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I would make them out of gumpaste or either 50/50 : 50% gumpaste and 50% fondant. I've made them out of Rice Krispy Treats before and covered them with black fondant but I personally prefer making them out of gumpaste. If you use only fondant they may "droop" or fall off because most fondant doesn't completely harden. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

Jennifer353 Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 2:56pm
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Or dark chocolate piped/poured onto parchment and left to set.

Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 3:24pm
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I make mine with fondant.Cut the ears with a round cutter the size you need.Leave it a few days to dry and then I glue a wooden skewer on the back..let it dry and poke it down into the half ball for the head...

nursingnellie Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 9:50pm
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I mad mine with black candy melts - though it would work with dark chocolate as well. I filled circle cutters laid on parchment or wax paper with the chocolate. So I ended up with discs of chocolate - I also made the hat out of chocolate; I used a half ball pan and just did a layer of the chocolate on the inside of it. To attach the ears, I just used some more of the chocolate in a piping bag. To make them fit onto the hat, I took a larger circle cutter and cut a bit off of the edge of the ears when they had hardened just enough to hold their shape, so they almost looked like fat crescents. It gave me more surface area to attach to the hat. I liked this because I had heard that ears made out of fondant could be very heavy and hard to attach well to the cake.

If I ever do it again, I'll take more time to keep everything cleaner with neater edges - my edges were definitely a bit rough - but I was in a rush and it was my own (2 year old) daughter's cake, so it didn't have to be perfectly perfect!

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