I made this Cinderella cake using 3 boxes of yellow cake mix. I used lower fat directions, substituting the oil with applesauce and using egg whites rather than whole eggs. This made the cakes rise a bit less than normal. I made 2 9 inch round cakes and baked a third cake using an ovenproof Pyrex bowl.
To build this cake I stacked the round cakes on top of each other with a layer of icing in between. I then stacked the bowl cake on top of the rounds with another layer of icing in between. I used a very sharp knife to cut a whole in the top of the cake and inserted a Cinderella doll with the legs removed. I wrapped the bottom of the doll in plastic wrap to keep her clean!
Using regular store-bough whipped icing and Wilton concentrated icing colors I dyed the white icing purple - my 3 years old's choice! I iced the entire cake and then piped the ruffle and polka dot design with a cake decorating kit and more of the white icing dyed pink.
This was the nicest cake I've ever made and it was really easy! Everyone was REALLY impressed! I almost hated to cut it!
My friend and I were inspired by a few Cinderella cakes on this site, and figured we give it a try for my daughter's 4th Cinderella birthday party.
We used the marshmallow fondant, which was very easy to make and very easy to work with. For the fondant we used a 160z. marshmallow bag and 2lbs of confection sugar. We added 2 tablespoons of water to the marshmallows and microwaved it for 30 seconds then stirred and put back in for 45 seconds until it was all the way melted. Then we added the 2lbs of confection sugar. If your are coloring your fondant add the color to the marshmallows before adding the sugar then add a few more drops once you've added sugar and started kneading.
Grease your hands and work area with crisco. Then you start kneading the ingredients together until its formed into a smooth ball. Grease well and wrap in plastic warp then place in ziplock bag. We did this the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Let it sit out and reach room temp before trying to roll out. It was a lot of fun making it also! My daughter loved it!
I first looked at this website to get some ideas and found lots of tips from different cakes and came up with this Cinderella cake. My daughter is crazy about Cinderella so I made this cake for her third birthday, it was a big hit, all the moms loved it as well as the little girls.
I baked the cakes the day before decorating them to save time and I made this cake using two cakes the base was a chocolate one made in a rectangle cake tin and had butter cream icing on it, the other was a strawberry cake which was baked in a 8 cup Playtex measuring cup.
I then iced the Cinderella base with ready made icing and rolled out the fondant that I colored the day before and placed it on the Barbie. I also made the pumpkins and mice a week before and stored them in a air tight container. They kept really well.
I added the finishing touches with butter cream that I colored with the Wilton color paste. This cake idea was from this website and I tell all my friends about it, I'm sure I will use it in the future.