Home » Home » Crafting » DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates

DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates


Disclosure: This post may include affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

These DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates are super easy to make and are perfect for serving up your favorite Mickey Mouse treats!

4 Mickey Mouse cupcakes with oreo ears on 2 different cake plates on a white background

Where are all my Disney fans?

If you’re a Disney fan, you know that when you’ve been bitten by the Disney bug, there is no such thing as too much Disney.

So, whether you’re a Disney fan or just throwing a party for someone else who loves Disney, trust me — you’re going to want to included little splashes of Disney all over the place.

Now, you can definitely go nuts buying up all things Disney. But if you’d rather save your dollars for an actual trip to Disney, you can still throw an awesome Disney bash on a budget.

That’s why these DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates are such a great idea. Quickly transform dollar store plates into an adorable Disney-themed serving platter.

a Mickey Mouse cupcake with oreo ears on a black and white polka dot cake plates on a red and white cloth on a white background

How to Make Mickey Mouse Cake Plates

You don’t need a Master’s degree in crafting to create these adorable cake platters — just a few items and a little time.

Materials Needed

These cake plates are made from three simple materials:

  • Cotton fabric (you’ll need about 1/4 yard — Disney themed of course!)
  • One clear plate (you should be able to find these at your local dollar store)
  • One candlestick (again, check your local dollar store)

In addition, you’ll need a few craft supplies:

  • Mod podge
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • Glue gun
mod podge, paint brush, scissors, frosted glass spray, glue gun, clear cake plate, fabric

Directions

The first thing we need to do is paint the back of the plate (the side that you’d set on the table, not the side that you’d place food on) with mod podge.

a paint brush on a mod podge can, next to a clear cake plate and Mickey mouse fabric

While the mod podge is still wet, smooth the fabric over the plate. The patterned side should be against the plate.

If you missed any spots with the mod podge, simply lift the fabric and paint on more mod podge.

a paint brush on a mod podge can, next to a clear cake plate and Mickey mouse fabric

Make sure you smooth out any bubbles. Then set the plate aside and let it dry.

It will take 15 to 20 minutes for the mod podge to dry. If you want to speed up the process, use a blow dryer set on low heat and blow warm air over the fabric.

Once the mod podge is completely dry, use your scissors to cut off the fabric around the plate.

scissors on top of a cake plate on mickey mouse fabric

Now, we’re going to apply another layer of mod podge to the fabric. Again, make sure the fabric is smooth.

a paint brush on a mod podge can, on a clear cake plate and Mickey mouse fabric

This time, we’re going to let the plate dry for 24 hours.

While the plate is drying, let’s get started on the pedestal. Use the spray paint to cover the candle stick in paint.

frosted glass spray paint next to a clear cake pedestal

If one layer doesn’t do the trick, apply a second coat once the first coat dries.

Let the candlestick dry overnight.

2 cake plates decorated with Mickey Mouse fabric and black and white fabric next to a gold cake stand

When the mod podged plate and painted candlestick are fully dried, use a hot glue gun to attach the candlestick to the bottom of the plate, making sure to center it.

a Mickey Mouse cake plate on read and white checkered fabric

Once the glue sets, your Mickey Mouse Cake Plate will be ready to use. Top with one (or more) Mickey Mouse cupcakes (or other treat) and set out for your guests to enjoy.

Print

DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates

These DIY Mickey Mouse Cake Plates are super easy to make and are perfect for serving up your favorite Mickey Mouse treats!

Equipment

  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Ingredients

  • 1/4 yard cotton fabric
  • 1 clear plate
  • 1 candlestick
  • mod podge
  • spray paint

Instructions

  • Paint the back (bottom side) of the plate with mod podge.
  • Immediately smooth the fabric over the plate onto the mod podge with the patterned side against the plate. Press the fabric into the plate, working to smooth out any bubbles.
  • Let mod podge dry completely.
  • Using scissors, cut off the fabric that extends beyond the edge of the plate.
  • Paint another layer of mod podge onto the fabric. Put plate in a place where it can dry for 24 hours.
  • Cover the candlestick with spray paint in the color of your choice. Wait for the paint to dry before applying a second coat (if needed). Set aside candlestick to dry completely.
  • When both the mod podged plate and painted candlestick are dry, use a hot glue gun to attach the candlestick to the center of the bottom of the plate.
  • Wait for glue to dry. Once dried, your cake plate is ready to use!

Mickey Mouse Plate

Of course, you can leave off the candlestick pedestal and just create a set of Mickey Mouse plates for a Disney-themed dinner!

a Mickey Mouse cake plate on black and white babric on a red plate

Follow all the steps for the DIY Mickey Mouse Cake plate but don’t buy, paint, and attach the candlestick.

a black and white cake plate on black and white babric on a red plate

Need to run to the Dollar Store first? Don’t forget to pin this so you can find the directions when you get back!

a collage of Mickey Mouse cake plates on a table, the bottom image has a Mickey Mouse with oreo ears cupcake on a cake plate, with title text in between reading diy Mickey Mouse Cake Plates

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.