This adorable Mickey Mouse Cake could not be any easier to make and is perfect for a Mickey Mouse Party or as a special treat for any Mickey Mouse fan.

Overhead view of an Easy Mickey Mouse Cake sitting on a white cake plate on a white surface surrounded by M&M's and a Mickey Mouse kitchen towel.

For our first Mickey Mouse Party, we made an elaborate Mickey Mouse Cupcake Cake but for this party, EASY was the main goal so we tried something a little different.   Topped with our perfect and oh so delicious Buttercream Frosting, we used black and red M&M’s to decorate our birthday cake and WOW did our Easy Mickey Mouse Cake turn out great!  Sometimes simple is best!

Ingredients You Will Need

All the ingredients you will need to make an Easy Mickey Mouse Cake including cake mix, cake pans, buttercream frosting, Hershey's Chocolate Drops, Regular M&M's and M&M Minis.

Preparing the Cake

Collage image showing the steps for preparing to decorate the cake including making the frosting, making the cake and frosting the cake.

Step 1: Start with 1-2 batches (depending on the size of your cake) of our yummy The Best Buttercream Frosting.  Creamy, delicious, and super-spreadable, this is our most popular recipe for a reason!  You can find detailed instructions on how to make our Buttercream Frosting here.
Step 2: Make a cake.  We made a two-layer chocolate cake from a box mix.  We have lots of tips and tricks on how to make a cake mix taste just like homemade!
Step 3: Using a spreader, we covered the cake in Buttercream Frosting. No fancy frosting decoration for this cake, just a simple but delicious layer of Buttercream Frosting is all that is needed.

How to Decorate the Cake

Collage image showing the steps for decorating the Easy Mickey Mouse Cake with M&M's.

Step 4: Our cake decoration could not be easier. You’ll need a bag of Hershey’s Chocolate Drops, a bag of regular M&M’s, and a bag of M&M Minis.  
Step 5: For the brown Mickey heads, use the Hershey Drops for the Mickey head and then add two regular M&M’s as Mickey’s ears.  Place the first one somewhere in the middle of the top of the cake.
Step 6: For the red Mickey heads, use a regular Red M&M for the Mickey head and two red M&M Minis as the ears.  
Step 7: There is no right or wrong here, add the brown and red Mickey heads all over the top of the cake. We added a random combination of red and black Mickey Mouse heads to the top of the cake.  This is so easy, it would be a great cake decorating project to do with the kids.

Closeup on the side of the Mickey Mouse Cake showing the brown and red Mickey Mouse heads made with M&M's.

Step 9:  Don’t forget to decorate the side of the cake as well.  Super adorable!

Closeup on an Easy Mickey Mouse Cake sitting on a white surface in front of a Mickey Mouse kitchen towel.

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Easy Mickey Mouse Cake

Easy Mickey Mouse Cake

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

This adorable Mickey Mouse Cake could not be any easier to make and is perfect for a Mickey Mouse Party or as a special treat for any Mickey Mouse fan.

Ingredients

  • Cake - you can use a layer cake or a sheet cake
  • 1-2 batches of our The Best Buttercream Frosting (depending on size and number of layers of the cake)
  • 1 bag Hershey's drops candy
  • 1 bag regular M&M's
  • 1 bag M&M Minis

Instructions

  1. Start with 1-2 batches (depending on the size of your cake) of our yummy The Best Buttercream Frosting.  Creamy, delicious, and super-spreadable, this is our most popular recipe for a reason!  You can find detailed instructions on how to make our Buttercream Frosting here.
  2. Make a cake.  We made a two-layer chocolate cake from a box mix.  We have lots of tips and tricks on how to make a cake mix taste just like homemade!
  3. Using a spreader, we covered the cake in Buttercream Frosting. No fancy frosting decoration for this cake, just a simple but delicious layer of Buttercream Frosting is all that is needed.
  4. Our cake decoration could not be easier. You'll need a bag of Hershey's Chocolate Drops, a bag of regular M&M's, and a bag of M&M Minis.
  5. For the brown Mickey heads, use the Hershey Drops for the Mickey head and then add two regular M&M's as Mickey's ears.  Place the first one somewhere in the middle of the top of the cake.
  6. For the red Mickey heads, use a regular Red M&M for the Mickey head and two red M&M Minis as the ears.
  7. There is no right or wrong here, add the brown and red Mickey heads all over the top of the cake. We added a random combination of red and black Mickey Mouse heads to the top of the cake.  This is so easy, it would be a great cake decorating project to do with the kids.
  8. Don't forget to decorate the side of the cake as well.  Super adorable and so easy!

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!