To say I was excited was an understatement. One of the best parties I ever had for my niece was a tea party. So fun! And Minnie Mouse is my idol so I was ready for this party.
I quickly ordered a couple of Minnie Mouse plates from eBay to make a pastry/cake/cupcake stand for Ava. I wanted to make it simple yet something she could use for her own little tea parties.
Here how I made it:
Minnie Mouse Pastry/Cake/Cupcake Stand
Two Minnie Mouse plates (one slightly larger than the other)
Glass candlestick (Dollar Store find)
Ruler (Note it would have been helpful for me as mine is slightly off center)
Clean the plates and candlestick holders. Dry thoroughly. Measure the larger of the plates to find the center. Make a small mark in the center. You will use the candlestick holder upside down so the largest part is on the bottom of the top plate.
Spread Crazy Glue on the end of the small part of the candlestick. Stick in the center of the larger plate and hold down for a while. Once it is secure (about 15 minutes) place glue on the end of the large end of the candlestick. Place the smaller plate on the candlestick (should fit the circle that would be on the bottom of the plate for placement purposes) and hold down for a while. After a few minutes, turn stand over and let sit overnight or for a few hours before moving. Voila. Cute Minnie Mouse stand.
I made these Minnie Mouse Oreo Pops that I first saw on Pinterest to go with the stand. But circumstances beyond my control, ahem, had me leaving them with my niece instead. But I wanted to share the recipe because they are adorable.
Package Double (or Triple!) Stuff Oreos
Packages Mini Oreos (or you could use chocolate wafers)
Optional: red M&Ms
Basically you are sticking ears inside the large Oreo to make a Minnie Mouse shape. I found it easier to make a slit in the icing to slide the mini Oreos inside. (Note: You take apart the mini Oreos and use one side per ear) You have to stick them in deep to make sure they stay – do this gently. Or you can use wafers instead of the mini Oreos.
The icing is where I had the problem. My plan was to make a red bow out of the icing but I bought the kind of icing you have to put a tip on and couldn’t find the tip. I was then too frazzled to remember I could use a Ziploc bag and instead reached for the M&Ms. If you are going to use M&Ms, use royal icing or melted chocolate to hold them in place. My niece loved them!
And, oh yeah, here are pics from the tea party. Absolutely precious.