I never understood Wilton’s thinking behind discontinuing cake pans. The Mickey Mouse cake pan is always in high demand, yet it was retired a long time ago. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that there are four different Mickey Mouse cake pans and one set of mini cake pans. There are some small details that make one of them a collector’s item, while others aren’t. In this post I want to show you how to get black buttercream icing, the difference in the four cake pans, and where to get these pans at a smokin’ price.
If you try to make black buttercream icing from white vanilla it will take a ton of coloring, turn teeth black, and taste nasty. Instead, start with chocolate icing and it will only take a tiny fraction of the coloring to get a black color.
The Mickey Mouse Cake Pan Collection
The most desired (but not most expensive) Mickey Mouse pan is the one that is simply his face. This traditional icon is perfect for any party, and simple to decorate. You can usually find this pan for between $15 and $30, depending on its condition. If you plan on baking, rather than collecting, don’t worry about spending the extra money to get the insert, the instructions are all available for download from Wilton’s website.
The oldest and least expensive of the cake pans is the Mickey Mouse Band Leader cake pan. Why this pan is the least expensive, I’m not sure, but it always has been. He’s wearing a band leader hat that could be easily decorated to be something totally different. Expect to pay between $5 and $20 for this pan.
My favorite of all of these is the “Arms Behind The Back” cake pan. You’ll understand why the arms bit is important after you read the next paragraph. Mickey is standing up with his arms behind his back and wearing pants and a shirt. You can expect to pay between $15 and $25 for this one.
The collector’s item cake pan is the Mickey Mouse Waving cake pan. This pan was produced as late as 1995, so there are still tons in circulation. I think that the reason it costs so much is because he’s wearing his traditional shorts and nothing else. Expect to pay over $50 for this pan, only the Darth Vader and the the rest of the Star Wars cake pans cost as much as this one!
If you want to get one of these cake pans for baking instead of building your collection, shop eBay. You can save a ton of money over buying them from anywhere else. Below you’ll see the most current listings for Mickey Mouse cake pans. Use the arrows to scroll through the listings, click on them for more details, or use the search bar to track down a specific pan.
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