My daughters are triplets and for their 6th birthday they wanted a princess party. I let them each pick their favorite princess. For Lori, we picked a Cinderella birthday cake. Her doll is meant to go in the bathtub, so her top is painted on.
For the cake I used a yellow sponge cake baked in half of the sports ball pan for the rounded top, and it fit perfectly on my smallest sauce pan. I was still an inch or so short for her long legs so I cut graham crackers to fit the front and back and filled in the sides with mini marshmallows, piped icing over the top.
The base coat is butter cream tinted blue and smoothed with a wet knife. I used the easy bake frosting pan for the white butter cream frosting on her shoulders and at her waist. It's battery powered and my daughters can even use it.
I made the roses ahead and let them set up on wax paper, and then let her place them on the cake. I also damped the cake with a wet paint brush and let her add the sprinkles.
It isn't perfect, but she was so proud to be able to help! We removed the doll and placed the #6 candle in the opening when it was time to blow it out.
For her 4th birthday my daughter begged for a Cinderella party. After looking at several options she decided she wanted a Cinderella cake with a doll in the middle. I was a little intimidated at first because all the pictures I saw looked so fancy.
After making this cake I can honestly say this was the easiest cake I have ever decorated for one of my kids birthday's. I used one bundt cake and one 9 inch round cake under that to make it tall enough.
I got a Cinderella bath time Barbie doll for the center. I wrapped saran wrap around the bottom of the doll to keep it from getting dirty (which was also a birthday present!) First I applied a crumb coating of frosting and then the final layer of blue tinted frosting for the skirt after the crumb coat was set.
I then used mini marshmallows for the white trim on her dress. I accented the cake with small Cinderella figures and had Cinderella napkins and plates. We made magic wands for an activity and had tiara's for the birthday hats. My daughter was thrilled with the results and totally enjoyed her Cinderella party.
This Cinderella cake used the Disney princess Cinderella doll and Wilton's doll pan. I covered her lower half and dress in layers of plastic wrap to keep her clean. Because the Disney dolls are taller than a Barbie or other doll, I had to bake 2 cakes.
I baked a standard round cake as well as using the doll form pan. Then I carved the round cake to fit the same diameter as the bottom of the doll form and stacked them. I put some icing in between them for stability. I had to cut a pretty large hole in the doll form to fit Cinderella. If I were to do it again, I would cut it even larger as my cake almost split in 2 as I was jamming the doll in there.
Once the doll and both cakes were in place then I iced her blue. I used white dots of icing to decorate her dress and to cover the plastic wrap that was sticking out the top. The cake was a blueberry pound cake with lemon cream cheese icing.