Created by: Cara Michelle
Project

Spirit of Minnie Mouse

What was your source for this recipe? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. Cherry Chocolate Recipe - from Watkins Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is a three layer cake: two cherry vanilla and one cherry chocolate layer. I flavored the buttercream a subtle cherry-almond flavor. What are you most proud of? This was the most misbehaving fondant I've ever worked with; I was humbled every step of the way. The cake was originally to be all white, but the white fondant tore and was crumbly, it stuck to the rolling pin and flaked like a pastry. I was near tears and didn't want to go through all the work to make more fondant. I decided to cover the sides with a pink fondant I had on hand, and designed the cake on the fly, completely deviating from the original plan. It turned out to be different than I imagined, but many, if not all of the things I make, turn out that way What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sour moments can look intentional in the end; don't quit, find an inventive way to hide the follies of beginning cake decorating. In the end, it all tastes the same!

You Can Make This

Cara Michelle made Spirit of Minnie Mouse with:

Clean & Simple Cake Design

Online Class

Clean & Simple Cake Design

with Jessica Harris

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Project Description

What was your source for this recipe? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. Cherry Chocolate Recipe - from Watkins Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake This is a three layer cake: two cherry vanilla and one cherry chocolate layer. I flavored the buttercream a subtle cherry-almond flavor. What are you most proud of? This was the most misbehaving fondant I've ever worked with; I was humbled every step of the way. The cake was originally to be all white, but the white fondant tore and was crumbly, it stuck to the rolling pin and flaked like a pastry. I was near tears and didn't want to go through all the work to make more fondant. I decided to cover the sides with a pink fondant I had on hand, and designed the cake on the fly, completely deviating from the original plan. It turned out to be different than I imagined, but many, if not all of the things I make, turn out that way What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sour moments can look intentional in the end; don't quit, find an inventive way to hide the follies of beginning cake decorating. In the end, it all tastes the same!

Q&A with Cara Michelle

Lola Marti Cake asked:
Is so cuteee
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you!
EllaF887 asked:
That cake is so so so cute!! love it
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you Ella!