Ainsley Quinn turned six. Her mother Joy requested me to make Ainsley's favorite Minnie Mouse cake as she was going to have a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.
Joy and Ainsley both love vanilla and strawberry so I baked vanilla butter cake. I used strawberry jam as a filling for the cake. I frosted it with vanilla butter cream which I tinted in pink. I applied the first coat of butter cream on the cake so it will seal the crumbs and make the cake smooth. I kept the cake in the fridge to chill. I applied the second coat after chilling the cake for an hour.
I tinted the leftover pink butter cream with burgundy. I think the shade turned out great! Using a small star piping tip, I piped the butter cream to create a nice design on the side of the cake.
My idea was Minnie Mouse in the garden. When I finished decorating the side, I made a pathway on top of the cake by piping two lines in the middle. I colored another batch of butter cream with green. I don't have a complete set of piping tip so I used the small star piping tip again to pipe grass in the garden. I didn't put too much pressure as I piped because I didn't want the grass to look like stars.
I added more drops of green icing color to the butter cream I used for the grass to get a darker shade. I used it for bushes.Then I piped small dots of burgundy butter cream on the bushes for the buds.
To create little flowers on the grass, I piped yellow and red butter cream using a very small round piping tip
I tinted the remaining white butter cream with purple and used it to make decorative borders along the base of the cake.
I printed the inscription on a photo paper. I taped a skewer on the back of the paper and stick it into the cake. Lastly, I put Minnie Mouse cake topper on the middle.
Ainsley loved her cake!