In just minutes you can make these chocolate Mickey Mouse Snack cakes. These cute treats will make great desserts for a Disney-themed birthday party or a fun snack to bring on your Disney vacation.
Turning snack cakes like Hostess Ding Dongs or Drake Cakes Ring Dings into Mickey Mouse couldn't be easier. That's why I'm going to show you three different ways to make or decorate these cute chocolate treats. Each method is quick and easy.
If you are planning to surprise your kids with a trip to Disney you could make these as part of your surprise. Or, you can bring them with you and present them to the kids at the hotel.
They are inexpensive to make and the kids will never know you didn't buy them in the parks.
If you plan to use them for a birthday party, you can serve the cakes on a plate for dessert or you can put them on sticks to use as fun birthday party favors.
In the tutorial below, I'll show you how to decorate your snack cakes with chocolate ears or OREO Cookie ears.
I'll even show you how to dress Mickey up in his red and white pants.
Let's make some Mickey Mouse cakes!
Mickey Mouse Snack Cakes
melted dark candy melts or OREO Cookies - I'll show you how to use both.
round chocolate snack cakes - Hostess Ding Dongs, Drakes Ring Dings, or Moon Pies
optional: red candy melts for Mickey's pants
optional: mini marshmallows for the buttons on the pants
disposable pastry bag or zip-top bag
printed paper straws or lollipop sticks
Make chocolate ears.
Measure the circumference of your snack cake. Using the size as a guide, draw Mickey's head on a piece of paper.
Set the drawing under a piece of parchment paper.
Melt the candy melts. See my chocolate-making tips for detailed melting instructions.
Pour the melted candy melts into a disposable pastry bag or zip-top bag. Snip off the tip.
Pipe the melted candy over the drawing covering just the ears and adding a point at the bottom of each ear.
Repeat creating enough sets of ears for all of your snack cakes.
Freeze for 3-5 minutes, until hardened then peel them off the parchment paper.
Add lollipop sticks.
To make the snack cakes into lollipops, dip the tip of a lollipop stick or a sturdy paper straw into melted candy melts. Insert the chocolate-dipped stick into the filling of the snack cake. Let the chocolate dry for about 10 minutes before picking up the lollipop.
Adding chocolate Mickey ears to the cakes.
To attach the ears, dip the pointed end of a chocolate ear into melted candy melts.
Press the point into a snack cake and then press another one on the opposite side near the top forming Mickey's ears.
If you prefer, you can use OREO Cookies for Mickey's ears instead.
Make OREO cookie ears.
Start by spiting open one OREO Cookie for each Mickey cake. Then, scrape off the white filling. Clean off any residue on the cookies using a sharp knife.
OREO Cookies are just a little too big to make Mickey's Ears for the snack cakes. You can use them as is or you can cut a little bit off of them using a 1 ½-inch round cookie cutter. To do so, heat the cookie in the microwave for about 5 seconds to soften it before cutting it with a cookie cutter.
Add the ears to the Mickey cakes.
Cut a 1-inch slit on either side near the top of each snack cake. Dip one edge of each cookie into melted candy melts and insert it in the slits.
Let the chocolate harden.
Add Mickey's red pants.
If you want to dress Mickey up in his red pants, dip the lower half or a little less than half of a snack cake into melted red candy melts.
Cut a mini marshmallow in half and press the sticky sides down onto the red candy melts to create the buttons on Mickey's pants.
More decorating ideas...
Add a red candy nose and chocolate antlers to create these cute reindeer treats using snack cakes. Check out my OREO Rudolph Lollipops post for instructions.
The small cookie pops are decorated with candy antlers. You'd have to make larger antlers yourself as the candies would be too small. See my Reindeer Pops tutorial to see how to make chocolate antlers.
If you are looking for more Mickey Mouse-themed desserts be sure to check out the recipes to make these cookies, cheesecake, and chocolate bark.