While sorting through our kitchen cupboards, we came across our Mickey ice cube tray, and inspiration hit..
So I got started making these colourful ice cubes (just water with food colouring, although you could use fruit juices).
While these would be cute in any drink, you can use them to create a drink all of its own..
And it couldn’t be easier:
Stack up the ice-Mickeys in a tall glass, add lemonade, and you’re good to go!
Who wouldn’t want to eat off a personalised Mickey/Minnie plate?!
There are two ways to make cute crockery like this. The ‘Sharpie’ method is sweeping Pinterest and all other corners of the internet, but personally I’ve never had much luck with it, so I’ve gone for the craft store alternative of ceramic pens. If you’re a Sharpie pro however, you may choose to take that route.
The Sharpie method, put simply, is to draw on clean (grease and dust free) ceramics with the famous permanent marker, then bake in an oven on medium heat for 30-40 mins to seal the ink into the glaze.
As said before, this has never been successful for me. Don’t know why, I’m probably just unlucky!
So I used a light coloured Sharpie to do a rough sketch of my design on each plate (as ceramic paint pens do not involve baking, I know that this ink will wash off in the dishwasher).
Then its as simple as following over your sketch with the paint pen! I’m no artist, so I stuck to a simple outline design with abstract patterns to add colour – minimalistic, I call it!
Despite a lack of most drawing skill, however, I’m fairly practised in the art of Disney-writing: that is, of course, the font of the great Walt Disney himself, so I added our names to each plate.
My girls are gonna love these, can’t wait to surprise them with them on Thursday for movie night!
PS. If any of you give this a go, I’d love to see your results 🙂
Now this is a saying I live by, and pizza is no exception.
There is, however, a major lack of Mickey Mouse shaped pizza in local supermarkets, so I thought why not combine a love of Mickey-shaped grub with a love of cooking and make it even more fun by getting the girls involved!
You will need:
Pizza bases (homemade or store-bought) – 2 small and one medium/large
Pizza toppings – tomato sauce, cheese, ham, pepperoni, anything you fancy!
Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
Large baking tray
Depending on just how Mickey-themed you’re feeling, use the cookie cutter to make shapes from your chosen toppings.
With 3 girls, sharing the shape of Mickey was relatively easy (one for each circle). Once the basic tomato base is down, let the kids go nuts with their own toppings.
And then arrange the pizzas on the baking tray! If you don’t have a large enough tray, you can always bake each mini pizza separately and save arranging the shape before serving.
Bake as required (depends on your pizza base), around 10-15 mins in a medium oven.
And voila! Quick, easy, fun and delicious, and a fab way to keep that Disney excitement going!
Why not save this for the day before you leave? 🙂