When my granddaughter was born and named Isabelle I already knew what cake I would make. I used the Wonder cake pan by Wilton for the skirt of the Belle cake and placed her on a 12" heart shaped pan.
I used golden yellow and lemon yellow to color the frosting and I used yellow sugar sparkle flakes to make it glitter. I used a #104 tip to make the swags and a #21 for the border on top. I bought the Belle insert off EBay and a little Beast that I had and Voila a pretty cute cake.
Since she was one I also made a little smash cake and did it up like the skirt with a big 1 on it. She knew just what to do and cake was all over her. My daughter learned a lesson from her son, this time Belle was bare except for her diaper so clean up much easier on Mom and the birthday girl.
I made two princess cakes for my daughter's 2nd and 3rd birthday. The first was a Belle Birthday Cake. I don't do anything fancy, I buy two boxes of box premade cake mix and bake two round cake pans of the mix. Using floss, I sculpted off the edge to create a dress shape for Belle.
For Ariel I created the fin by building it with a chunk of cake I cut out of a square cake pan. When I begin to decorate I use nothing but vanilla frosting. I mix the colors in small plastic sandwich bags and cut holes in the corners. Once I have all the colors I need I made small swirls to color every part of the cake. At the end of frosting I use colored sprinkles to add shine and Swedish fish candies for Ariel. I think they turn out beautiful and cost me less than $5 to make!
After spending hours gazing at all the glorious Belle cakes here on Coolest Birthday Cakes, I decided to try my hand at making my own Belle Birthday Cake.
This was the second time I've used the Wilton Wonder Mold and I've learned to use 2 cake mixes to achieve the right size. (Note: This will take quite a while to bake and while brown a lot) After baking, cooling and crumb coating, I covered the Belle Birthday Cake in the lighter yellow icing which I then let crust over just a bit and rubbed to parchment paper to smooth out. Then, I darkened my icing and made the ribbons. Covering the doll pick's body with icing was quite tedious and I think next time I will be using fondant for at least that part of the cake if not doll clothes.
This Belle Birthday Cake was a cake I made for my 4yr old niece's birthday, she loves Belle! Bottom layer was a simple 12" round, and I used the Wilton doll pan for the doll's skirt. Everything is covered in MMF. I purchased a Disney doll, and ended up removing the legs to make it look how I wanted it too.
I used the Wilton press to make the roses on the hearts and bottom cake layer. I made simple ribbon roses for the candles to be placed into. At the party my niece went crazy, she just loved it. But by the time the party actually started she had actually eaten most of the heart around the bottom.
The cake was a simple yellow cake with buttercream frosting, and the fondant is homemade marshmallow fondant.