For the hand I shape the hand and fingers out of one large ball of fondant. I did insert a toothpick into each of the fingers. For the foot I shaped it out of one ball of yellowish fondant. I use 2 dowel for support and left it to dry. She asked for Mickey and Minnie cupcakes with ears like she saw here http://spoonful.com/recipes/mickey-mouse-cupcakes. But I wanted them to look more realistic.
On the day of the party I baked the cake as well as the cupcakes. Looking back I should have done them the night before, lol. I finished all the cupcakes and put together the cake. I was very proud of the finished result. I had never done a cake like this before. Or really modeled with fondant before. All and all she was very happy with the cake and cupcakes. It was a great party!!