Maisy Mouse 2nd Birthday Cake

by Alanna
(Brisbane)

Maisy Mouse 2nd Birthday Cake

Maisy Mouse 2nd Birthday Cake

My son loves Maisy, so we had a 'Maisy Mouse Morning Tea' for his second birthday. I consulted this website for good ideas and decided to make his cake using a stencil/outline.


I made the stencil myself, as I found it hard to find Maisy stuff - I just got a picture of Maisy, took it to the copy shop and had it enlarged to the right size and cut the picture out. I pinned it to the cake, then cut around the picture using a small serated knife.
Obviously this didn't give me the inside details but they were easy enough to free-hand using the picture as a reference.

The cake was plain vanilla sponge, the icing was coloured vienna cream (couldn't get the red and blue as dark as I wanted!) and the black outline was 'writing gel' I bought from the supermarket. Maisy's whiskers are apricot-flavoured musk sticks. I was really pleased with the end result and my little one loved seeing his favourite character as his special birthday cake!!

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May 12, 2016
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Great Maisy cake!
by: Anonymous

Wonderful job! I love it and I'm going to give it a try for my two year old this weekend.

Feb 08, 2012
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Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Wow - what a lovely comment! Thanks, you've made my day!

I used Maisy for the invitations, decorations and the cake, but didn't have other Maisy foods at the party, as such. I just had simple, morning tea fare and aimed to make it fun and colourful, which I thought was kind of Maisy-esque, eg: fruit skewers (rockmelon, strawberries, pineapple); little mixed sandwiches (egg and lettuce/ creamy chicken); freckle lollies; juice punch; etc.

For decorations I ended up buying a Maisy activity book and cutting out pictures which I stuck on to cardboard, hole-punched and strung up about the house. Lots of bright curling ribbon and balloons.

I hope this answers your question?

Feb 04, 2012
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Brilliant
by: Anonymous

The best Maisy cake I have seen. Well done. What other Maisy things did you have at the morning tea?

Jan 04, 2012
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by: Alanna

So sorry I missed the frosting query... yes, I just used ordinary unsalted butter to make the icing. It pales as you whip it up. I had actually wanted to get more intense colour in my icing, but didn't have proper cake decorating colours and didn't know they were available to the public then).

On the girly question - this was made for my son for his second birthday, too. I think you just go with whatever your child loves the most - whether your son loves Dorothy the Dinosaur, Upsy Daisy or Maisy; or your daughter loves Captain Feathersword and Bob the Builder - who cares? As long as your child loves it, you've done the right thing. There's plenty of time when they're older to try to guide them towards something that you think might be more gender-specific, if you think it's necessary, but at two, they're really still babes, aren't they? Good luck deciding!

Jan 03, 2012
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I wonder
by: Anonymous

Well done on a fabulous cake. My 22 month old boy loves Maisy. I would like a Maisy theme for his birthday but wonder if it is too 'girlie'. Any thoughts???

Oct 20, 2011
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Frosting
by: Anonymous

Great cake!! I've decided to make one for my daughter's 2nd birthday,I'll be happy if it's half as good as yours! Just wondering if you could tell me how you got your frosting so pale?did you use regular butter?

May 29, 2011
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by: Alanna

Thanks for all the nice comments! No - I didn't ice it frozen, but that could be a great idea. I iced the cake when it was a day old, as I have read that helps with the crumbing issue, but I did find I had to ice it thickly in one go (ie: not go back over it too much to avoid the crumbs). Since then, I have heard people sometimes do an intial layer of frosting/icing, then the proper outer layer, for this very reason. But the frozen idea sounds good, too. Best of luck!

May 29, 2011
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

Fantastic I want to make this for my daughter's birthday and you made it look superb. Did you ice the cake frozen? as I have heard sponge is quite hard to ice as the top layer comes off as you try to spread the icing?? true??

Jul 04, 2010
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Ace Maisy Cake
by: Anonymous

That is great.My daughter is Maisy crazy so I thought I'd give a Maisy Cake a go for her 2nd birthday

Jul 04, 2010
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Ace Maisy Cake
by: Anonymous

That is great.My daughter is Maisy crazy so I thought I'd give a Maisy Cake a go for her 2nd birthday

Mar 21, 2010
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Well done!
by: Annemarie

Great cake! Thanks so much for posting it - I am going to use this as inspiration for my son's 2nd birthday cake. He's crazy about Maisy too!

Aug 14, 2009
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Excellent Cake
by: Anonymous

What a fantastic cake - I'm going to make a Maisy cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday - hope it's as good as yours it's terrific!!

All the best
Trevor (Canberra)

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