Mickey Mouse is such a popular birthday cake not only for boys, but for girls too. Unfortunately, we couldn't make cakes using licensed characters that are copied exactly the same due to license issues. We also do not want to plagiarize. Fines could run in the thousands (read more about it here). Fortunately for us, our clients are so understanding when we told them about this. What we have done is to create Mickey Mouse themed cakes without using Mickey's face. This way, we honor the character without running into licensing issues.
The first Mickey themed cake was for a boy named Daniel. His mommy said that he just loves Mickey. True enough, when we delivered the cake and cupcakes, the first thing that greeted us was his black-and-white photo hanging on the foyer as a young toddler with a Mickey Mouse plush animal. His mommy requested that we make a rectangular cake in vanilla flavor and cream cheese frosting. She also requested that we don't cover the cake with rolled fondant and that we use Styrofoam on the decorations. We were only allowed to use fondant in the decorations. Any fondant that would be eaten has to be gelatin-free. We also make chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes to accompany the 12" x 9" three layers of cake. All made from scratch. We decorated the cake with non-edible parts to create the Mickey Mouse Club House using mostly styrofoams. Then, used fondants to cover them. The client also has the Mickey Mouse and friends characters she bought from Disney store to use as toppers. She also furnished the cupcakes toppers.
In addition, the client also ordered cake pops (15 in Minnie Mouse silhouettes and 15 in Mickey Mouse silhouettes). Photos below.
Daniel's Mickey Mouse themed cake
Cake pop favors in Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse silhouettes.
The second Mickey themed cake was for a boy named Nicholas (Nick for short) who turned 1. The mother of this boy thought that a cupcake tower with the topper in Mickey's hat would work just fine. She requested grandness, which we hope that we have provided using our acrylic cupcake stand. We used the three tiers, with the top one wide enough to hold a 3-layer 9-inch round vanilla cake with fruit preserve filling (strawberry flavor) and vanilla buttercream. We covered and decorated the cake with rolled marshmallow fondant. We used Styrofoam to create Mickey's hat. The balloons were made of marshmallow fondant as well as the other details such as Mickey;s silhouette using cutters to form the shape.
The cutout starts with the celebrant's name are edible along with the balloons and the round balls that decorated the bottom of the cake. There were 50 cupcakes in four flavors-- chocolate (with choco mousse frosting), strawberry (with cream cheese frosting), green tea (with vanilla frosting) and purple sweet yam (with cream cheese frosting). The cupcakes were topped with fondants shaped in Mickey's hat.
Nick's Mickey Mouse themed cake
Closer look at some green tea cupcakes with vanilla frosting and topped with green jimmies and Mickey Mouse hats.
Two dozens of cakes were requested-- 1 dozen in strawberry flavor and 1 dozen in honeydew flavor. Each one topped in Mickey Mouse silhouette, which you will see in one of the photos below.
Mason's Mickey Mouse themed cake.