Last year, my oldest turned three. The prime age to be into Mickey Mouse. We all knew the theme song by heart, danced to the hot dog dance, and said “toodles” instead of goodbye. So there was no doubt that he wanted a Mickey birthday party. I was going to go with three cake design using an 8-inch cake for the face, and two 4-inch cakes for the ears. Easy peasy. But the more I thought about it, I didn’t need that much cake and I was worried that I wouldn’t get the face right. Would my three year-old care? No. But I would. I can be hard on myself with stuff like this as I have high expectations for the time I put into the cakes. But I knew with my limited experience, it may not turn out as envisioned. So I set out for other ideas…on Pinterest of course. I came across a tutorial on how to make any coloring book page into a cake topper which can be found here. So I set out to do a practice round. I found my picture, taped it under a piece of parchment paper, and set to work. Turned out that my practice round was pretty good and I didn’t want to push my luck. So I stored my topper in the freezer until I was ready to flip it onto the cake. Done and done. This is a pretty beginner technique and I would encourage trying it out. Don’t mind my base buttercream work…I have gotten better at that over the past year as well which you will see in my next post.