This week was another challenging cake, this time the theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for a 4 year old boy, Rhys. His mother had seen some designs online that was the inspiration for the cake, where the clubhouse was around the sides and the birthday boys name on the top. That was my starting point.
Having never watched any of the program myself, I got to work watching the opening sequence on YouTube.
I noticed elements of the show that I could bring to the cake, such as the circular trees, the door on the foot, the yellow and red circles on the floor of the clubhouse, and the helping hand.
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I decided not to make a Mickey Mouse character for the cake, as he is such a huge character, it would be obvious if I got it even slightly wrong. I was going to buy a plastic character to sit on the front of the cake board, but I ran out of time, and couldn't get one on his own. I think the clubhouse should have been at the front of the cake, but then I didn't know what to put at the back, so I made the archway at the front, saying 'Happy Birthday' and then I put his name, a number 4 and a star wire display on the top. This gave the cake some interest from all angles.