Make A Pink Heart Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

I finally bought myself one of those heart-shaped cake pans the other day and as soon as I picked it up I thought—“Hey! Mouse ears!” Mice and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand, right? This lit­tle Mouseke­teer is easy as pie to make—simply bake up a single-layer heart cake and get ready to pipe some pink ruffly but­ter­cream with the clas­sic open star pip­ing tip. You’ll need a small amount of fon­dant too for the mousy details!

This Valentine’s Day, sur­prise your sweetie (mice = roman­tic) or delight your kid­dies with this pink heart mouse cake. Eeks!

What You’ll Need

  • A cake of your choice baked in a heart-shaped cake pan. I used this one. (One cake box mix fits this pan! Or bake your favorite recipe for a 2-layer cake). Note: Make sure you grease and flour your pan so the heart cake releases nicely. I also use parch­ment paper cut to the shape of the pan to aid in easy cake release.
  • Gel food col­or­ing in pink. I used Americolor’s Dusty Rose shade.
  • Off­set spat­ula or but­ter knife
  • A pip­ing bag fit­ted with an open star clas­sic 1M tip

Ingre­di­ents

  • 4 cups of vanilla but­ter­cream or 2 cans of frosting
  • A 3-inch ball of white fondant
  • A 3-inch ball of black fondant
  • A small amount of corn­starch for work­ing with fondant
How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

TIP: Start with your baked and com­pletely cooled heart cake. Run the blade of an off­set spat­ula or but­ter knife between the cake edge and the pan to help loosen the cake. Place a large plate on top of the cake pan. Hold the plate in place as you flip the cake over, so that it’s upside down on the plate. Care­fully lift the cake plate to reveal the heart. Now, place a dif­fer­ent large plate or a cake board on top of the heart cake and flip again, so that the heart cake is right side up and ready to frost!

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 1
Spread a creamy layer of pink but­ter­cream over the entire cake.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Smooth your but­ter­cream as well as you can, but it’s not a big deal if it’s not super smooth as you will be pip­ing over the top of it!

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Load your pip­ing bag with pink buttercream.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 2
Cre­ate your fon­dant details. Make two black fon­dant balls for eyes and lightly press down on them. Make a black fon­dant oval for the nose, and roll fon­dant between your palms to cre­ate long thin strands for whiskers. Make a ball using the white fon­dant; flat­ten it with your palms or a rolling pin and slice in two to make the mouse’s inner ears.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 3
Place the white fon­dant half cir­cles onto your cake.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 4
Begin pip­ing your open star ruf­fles around the sides of the cake. Pipe and pull away to cre­ate an open drop star.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 5
Once the exte­rior has been piped, begin pip­ing the top of the cake, going around the white fon­dant inner ears.

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 6
Keep on pipin’ til you’ve piped the whole face!

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 7
Now add your fon­dant eyes, nose, and whiskers to your mouse face! Squeek squeek!

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Step 8
Add a silly, cute mes­sage to your cake—it moust be love! (Hit me with your best mouse puns in the comments!)

How To Make A Pink Mouse Valentine’s Day Cake

Style your cake with a lit­tle heart con­fetti and you are ready to party! Woot!

Hope you enjoyed this mousy-themed cake tutorial—see you again real soon with more cakey DIY wonder!

  • Jes­sica Johnson

    This is so adorable! And while it looks really rather expert, the instruc­tions make it much eas­ier! Would love to have a go!

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    So happy you think so Jes­sica! Thanks for commenting! :)

  • bet­tijo @ PagingSupermom.com

    This is SOOOO cute!

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    thanks so much, bet­tijo! ^__^