For my daughter's 4th birthday, she requested a Cinderella cake. I looked all over the place, but couldn't find one that I just loved. I bought a Wilton "Classic Wonder Mold" cake pan (where the dress of the doll is the cake). I thought it would be too difficult to decorate the doll torso that comes with the cake, not to mention fix the hair, so I decided to purchase a Cinderella barbie doll at Wal-Mart for $10.
Another good thing was that she would get a doll out of it too. I used two Pillsbury white cake mixes (in my opinion, they make the best cake if you don't want to do it from scratch). I then went to work on the doll. I took a seam ripper to the dress where the torso meets the skirt, and removed the skirt of the dress (later sewed it back together). I used the Wilton decorator's icing recipe, which you can find on the website, and tried to match the blue icing as close as possible to the color of the dress.
Down at the bottom where the dress is white, I started there first. Then I piped a blue line and filled the rest of cake in with a metal decorator spatula. I just kept smoothing and smoothing (dipping the metal spatula in either milk or warm warm water) until I got the results I wanted for the dress.
Then taking the Cinderella doll, I stuck it down into the cake, and fixed the ruffles on her dress. I then sprinkled edible shimmer flakes on the dress. My daughter put her Cinderella dress up clothes on and thought it was the best birthday ever!
My mom and I took on the task of making this Cinderella Birthday cake for my daughter.
We used strawberry cake on the bottom, chocolate on the next tier, and on the very top an eggless chocolate cake. We used store-bought icing and used food coloring to get that perfect shade of pink. We used the new cupcake frosting in the dispenser, which resembles whipped cream, to create the rosettes. The cones were covered in icing and then rolled in a mixture of pink and blue sugar crystals. The pillars set can be purchased at any cake-decorating shop.
This cake couldn't have been easier to make, and we are beginners. Our guests couldn't believe this was a homemade cake. We had a blast making and decorating this cake, and will definitely do it again in the future. Oh, it was very tasty too!
This Cinderella Birthday Cake was made by me for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I used one box of Duncan Heinz Chocolate Fudge cake and the top and bottom pans of a wedding cake set. The fondant used on the cake was Wilton's and started white and I tinted it myself with a few drops of Royal Blue coloring.
The circles were tinted with a few drops of True Red to get pink and I cut the letters free handed. It was easy to use and color. The topper was a Cinderella toy from Wal-Mart and was given to my daughter after the party.. She loved the cake and the topper and since it was my first attempt at a fondant covered cake I will try again next year.