This Pink Ballerina Cake was inspired by M Vieira's beautiful ballerina cake on this website. It was quite easy to make, although it did take some time. The cake itself is two Devil's Food cake mixes baked in a Wilton professional grade 10-inch wide x 3-inch deep pan. The baking itself took about an hour in a 325 degree oven.
After slicing off the top and torting into two layers, the cake was filled and iced smooth with pink icing. The flowers, Swirlies etc. were piped using a no.3 round tip, and the bottom edging was done using star and small flower tips. Silver dragees were used as flower centers throughout.
The ballerina was free-formed using Wilton premade fondant icing and the tiniest amounts of pink, peach and yellow icing colour. The eyes were poked in using a spaghetti noodle, and then coloured blue using the same noodle dipped in blue icing colouring. I note that the spaghetti noodle was also used to join the head, neck and body on the ballerina.
The ballerina was the hardest part, but it was good to have a back up plan in place involving a purchased figurine (not bought, but sourced) if things didn't work out with the sculpting.
I'm a self-taught cake creator and just recently started using fondant. So, I often make cakes for my Fiance's family events. My niece-to-be came up to me at my engagement party on Sunday and made this very serious, "I'm about to beg you for a cake face." All She asked for a marbled cake that was "dance" themed (she does tap, ballet, jazz and modern.) How could I say no?
This Ballet Birthday Cake is a two tier cake with "Toe Shoes". Gramma's Butter Yellow Cake Marbled with Signature Double Chocolate Cake. Square and round tiers covered in Chocolate Brown Fondant adorned with Baby Pink Fondant Ribbon. "Toe Shoes" were carved out of marble cake (I used half-filled loaf pans to bake the shoes) covered in Baby Pink Fondant and adorned with Pink & White Polka Dot Ribbon.
The top tier needed a little something, so I made a Cake Topper of Chocolate Brown and Baby Pink Fondant Ribbon.
This birthday cake was designed for my daughter who had a love of ballet at the time. We had a large crowd, so I needed 2 cakes to feed everyone. I simply made two 9x13 cakes and cut out a freehand slipper shape onto wax paper. I set the wax paper over the cake and cut them with a serrated knife into the shape of the slippers.
First I frosted the "holes" of the shoes white and then finished with the remainder of the shoe in pink frosting. Finally I piped hot pink around the base and holes of the shoes. For a finishing touch, I sprinkled pink glitter sprinkles and topped the shoes with pink satin ribbon ties. The girls were ecstatic with the homemade ballet slippers birthday cake!
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My name is Judy and I made this ballerina cake for my first customer. I have never made a cake to sell, I usually make cakes for my family. I love trying out new things and making cakes is MY NEW THING LOL... So far I have made 4 cakes, including this one. I never took any classes I have relied on Google and YouTube. Enough about me.
The cake is a homemade Dominican style cake with a crema de leche filling. I also used butter cream inside. I bought Wilton already rolled fondant and dyed some for the decorations. The decorations were inspired by Angelina Ballerina. I custom made the cake base with cardboard, fabric and glitter ribbon.