In a few weeks time I'm doing a Mickey mouse clubhouse cake for my nephew's first birthday.
I'm having problems deciding what's the best way to go about this!
My sister wants a two tier cake, to give height for the clubhouse. But how on earth do I make a spherical cake??? (for the top of the clubhouse)
Should I attempt to make it with cake, or should I use marshmallow crispies? Or just cover a polystyrene ball with fondant?
Any help please :) :)
This is a clubhouse cake I made for my son...I purchased the figures and the clubhouse is all rice cereal treats
That's the idea I'm going for! I have bought the figures. I'll probably end up making the head out of rice crispies, and bake the body in a pyrex bowl to get the dome shape.
Did you just use fondant for the neck to support the head? I have visions of it slipping down and the dowel going out the top!
Honestly, I can't remember, this was 2 1/2 years ago...I do remember the head skipping a little and as a last resort already at the party, I stuck a plastic knife in the head and shoved it down into the base lol.
well it looks amazing! Thanks for your help though :) hopefully my one is just as good!
Thanks...I'm sure it'll be great
if i used fondant i'd glue it onto the dowel with piping gel -- otherwise if it wasn't 110 degrees outside i'd use modeling chocolate
I did maybe think fondant for the entire head too! But the black fondant here doesn't taste great :( so modelling chocolate is a good idea! I won't have any problem with it being too hot, I'm from Scotland so a good day is 15 degrees C! Lol.
modeling chocolate is so much nicer because you can get all the blips out with your hand -- with fondant i would stress more with that all the way around design plus like you say black fondant maybe doesn't taste as good and it can be ticky to use too worse than white -- or you could do a combination of the two too -- more choices than answers huh
then there's also marzipan :) takes color great and is oh so tasty
I've never worked with modelling chocolate, it scares me! But also seems its easier to get rid of mistakes as it melts so easily? Black fondant is an all round nightmare to work with, I avoid it as much as possible.
I would love to use marzipan, but half of my family hate it! So that is a straight up no unfortunately :(