Kids Birthdays Call for This Mickey Confetti Smash Cake

Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney FamilyImage source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

Oh boy, it’s birthday time! Disney-fy your little one’s birthday cake with this colorful and totally edible confetti recipe! Just think of how adorable your tyke will look on their first birthday enjoying a Mickey Confetti Smash Cake (no silverware needed!).

We were inspired by the beautiful confetti recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and thought we’d try a version with our Disney spin. And we can’t get enough. Scroll through to learn how!

For more Disney fun, check out this Hidden Mickey Cake, perfect for celebrating the icon’s 90th anniversary:

Mickey Confetti Smash Cake



  • Unflavored powdered gelatin 
  • Water
  • Yellow, red, and blue food coloring
  • Box cake + required ingredients (or recipe of your choice)
  • Frosting
  • Flexible, plastic cutting board
  • Pastry brush
  • Parchment paper
  • Mickey-shaped hole punch
  • Small, circular hole punch
  • 2 (6-inch) cake pans
  • Piping bag
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Open star piping nozzle

Helpful Tip

All cutting and oven use should be done by an adult.


  1. Use a ratio of 1 parts gelatin powder to 3 parts water. For this recipe, 1/2 tablespoon of gelatin powder was used with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water for each color.

  2. In 1 bowl, add the water and yellow food coloring. Then, quickly mix in the powder, stirring as you pour.

    Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

  3. Let the mixture set for about 3 minutes. Repeat with the red and blue colors.

  4. Take out the cutting board. Then, 1 at a time, microwave each color for about 10 seconds, take it out, and brush it onto 1/3 of the cutting board. Move the brush around as needed to even it out. You want the mixture to be spread thinly over the surface.

    Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

  5. Set aside in a dry, cool place for about 24 hours. If the set mixture has curled up, don’t be alarmed, it will do that!

  6. Then, carefully remove the sheets of gelatin from the cutting board. They should come off easily.

  7. Take 1 color and lay it on top of a piece of parchment paper. Use the Mickey hole punch to start creating shapes, cutting out both the parchment paper and gelatin sheet at the same time. The parchment paper helps keep the sheet sturdy while you punch out the pieces.

    Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

  8. Punch more pieces with the small hole punch.

  9. Bake your cake. To make a 4-layered cake like this one, clean the cake pans in-between baking and use again.

  10. Once cooled, stack the cakes—adding frosting in-between each layer.

  11. Next, frost the outside. To create rosettes, spoon the frosting into the piping bag (with the nozzle in place). Press the frosting down towards the nozzle, then move in a small circular motion—moving upwards then pulling away quickly to create a small rosette swirl! Repeat all over the top and bottom of the cake.

    Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

  12. Add your custom confetti and enjoy!

    Image source:  Elise Apffel | Disney Family

Posted 2 years Ago
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