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asked September 5th 2012

mickey mouse/iggle piggle

Hi all,
I was hoping you could help. I am doing a cake with both Iggle Piggle and Mickey Mouse sitting up (3d) next week and am trying to figure out how to do these. Having watched the video for the teddy bear i am hoping to do something quite similar but am worried about them looking right – the teddy bear can be covered up with piping so does not have to be that neat – these ones will be fondant and will have to be perfect. I was thinking of rice krispy treats for the heads especially mickley mouses one as it will need to be quite round (how would you even get it round?) – anyone have any suggestions for me. Also – would you need to dowel the cakes to keep them from falling over?
thanks in advance,
Gillian

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Hi all,
I was hoping you could help. I am doing a cake with both Iggle Piggle and Mickey Mouse sitting up (3d) next week and am trying to figure out how to do these. Having watched the video for the teddy bear i am hoping to do something quite similar but am worried about them looking right – the teddy bear can be covered up with piping so does not have to be that neat – these ones will be fondant and will have to be perfect. I was thinking of rice krispy treats for the heads especially mickley mouses one as it will need to be quite round (how would you even get it round?) – anyone have any suggestions for me. Also – would you need to dowel the cakes to keep them from falling over?
thanks in advance,
Gillian

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Hi Gillian

If you google in ‘how to make a 3D Mickey Mouse cake’, you will see several images by it’smy cake. One of those images is of a styrofoam ball, if you click on that it will give you an idea how to form Mickey’s face. You can make the sphere with rice krispie treats, this image is just to show you how to create the face. For the body I’d bake four sponge rounds in sandwich tins, dowel and stack them and with a little shaping you’d have the body ready for dressing. The arms and legs could also be made with RKTs covered and stuck to the body. There are several youtube tutorials on how to make MM toppers which would give you a good idea how to apply the fondant to the head and how to dress the body. Paul’s goldfish tutorial will help with how eyes are formed under fondant. I’d love to be able to take you through the whole process of making Mickey, but it would be too protracted and take up several pages of Q&A. I hope some of the information is useful. Would love to know how you get on with it.

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thank you so much this is very helpful. I would prefer to make the head from rkt but am worried i wont get it round or smooth enough to look good. I presume i can just stack these and maybe put a dowel through to hold everything up or do you think the head needs to be on its own board and supported independently?
Iggle Piggle I will try to do the same way but is much simpler so should be easier (I hope)
Im also attempting Pauls teddy bear cake tomorrow so i hope this comes out ok. In the materials list it says a dowel but does not mention this in the video – do you know if he just puts it through the whole thing after its stacked?
thanks so much again?
x

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Hi Gillian

You’ll be surprised just how smooth you can make rkts. Just keep smoothing it and the warmth of your hands will eventually take most of the bumpy bits out. I use a thin layer of marzipan as a base for the icing to go onto, but if you don’t want to use marzipan, use a thin layer of fondant as your base and then ice as normal, the finish will be smooth. Mickey’s head is quite big (hehe), so it may be prudent to give it a board. I made a small rkt dragon and just used a dowel. I think MM would need a couple of dowels, might be safer?? With the teddy cake, I have a feeling Paul used the dowel for the head, haven’t had time to look at the tutorial properly, but I will, as I’m making him in a couple of weeks’ time. G’d luck with all of it, please come back if you need more help, there are other members who have experience with rkts, some one will always help out. x

ps just had a look at the tutorial, and can’t see where the dowel was used. Perhaps Paul had intended to use it for the dodgy leg but thought better of it.

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Hello

Looking through the questions. I saw this one.

I need to make a mickey mouse did you do a mickey mouse cake and how did you eventually do it.

What size of cakes would you recommend. Do you think two round sponges would do ?

Did you manage the head. I am also Making a teddy next week and was not going to use a dowel but read some blogs saying the head slipped. Did that happen ?

Thanks

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Sorry, I can’t help with the teddy cake, but have recently made the teddy cake and did not use/nor was I told to use a dowel. The head did not budge for me, I used white ganache on Madeira and it was solid as a rock!! The head and body are pretty much the same shaPe and size so if it goes on level it’s pretty safe and the weight is on the front so shouldn’t fall back. Good luck all, and believe me if I can do it, so can you!! 😉