My little granddaughter was having a princess party so I made this Princess Birthday Cake. Using Madiera sponge recipe, I made two cakes. One was in a pudding basin and the other a round 8" cake tin, same diameter as widest part of pudding basin.
I sandwiched the pudding basin cake on top of round cake using butter cream. I then pushed a Barbie type doll (pre-washed)into the center of the cake. Then I cut a panel out of the front of the cake to create a panel of ball gown. Covered whole cake in butter icing.
I used a white fondant icing rolled out and cut to fit panel on front of dress. I then rolled some pink icing, rolled out and cut to the rest of bottom of cake. I cut small piece to create bodice on top half of body and decorated across shoulders with white trim. All these pieces were decorated with edible glitter before assembly. A bow was fitted to back of dress.
I then glittered small flowers and stuck on panel of dress and also on pink area, on this part of dress I joined each flower up with piping to create net affect. Dusted over with more glitter, piped name etc on board and made flower shapes out of icing to support candles.
I made this Princess Birthday Cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. This was for a Princess tea party and my daughter wanted Aurora as the princess. I used a store bought cake mix and baked the cake in a Pampered Chef batter bowl for 1 hour & 15 minutes, then turned it upside down when cool. I should have used 2 cakes instead of one because the princess skirt wasn't quite long enough and the doll started to lean backwards!
The Pampered Chef website has a good recipe using two mixes with their batter bowl for a princess cake. I used one of her dolls for the chest and head. I wrapped the doll's legs tightly in saran wrap before inserting into the top of the cake.
You can buy a doll pick at a craft store if you want to avoid the mess. I used store bought white icing and tinted it into two different shades of pink with gel food coloring and lots of pink sugar sprinkles to hide any mistakes. The girls loved it and it wasn't that difficult to do!
This homemade Princess cake was very easy and inexpensive for my princess! My daughter was turning three around the 4th of July and she, of course, is very into princesses. I wanted to buy her a princess doll anyway so I asked my very creative mother-in-law to help me make it into a cake.
We used two angel food cakes and stacked them on top of each other. We then cut off the excess for shaping and used that to fill in around the Barbie, so she wouldn't tip over. The doll's clothing was removed, and her hair tied up so that the frosting would not get on it.
For the frosting, we used two pints of organic heavy whipping cream tinted with organic red food coloring. We used a cake-decorating tip for the bottom, body and front ruffles. We then got some princess candles and put them in the side and front. We served it with strawberry ice cream. It definitely was a hit and now she gets to play with her doll!