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Coolest Fairy Birthday Cake 33

by Laura D.
(Beerwah, Qld, Australia)

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

I made this Fairy Birthday Cake for my baby girl's first birthday. It was a light and fluffy banana cake recipe because she loves bananas. I cooked it in an 8 inch spring form pan so that it would be high and rounded (to look a bit like a hill).

I wanted to make a cute fairy cake to fit with her fairy themed party. I got the idea for this cake from another cake on this website that used a fairy doll to sit on top of the cake. After a bit of searching, I found this fairy ornament in a gift shop. It was one of Ebony's birthday presents and is a lovely reminder of her special party cake.

The original cake had shaped flowers decorating it and fondant icing. Because it was a little kids party I wanted to use butter icing and lollies because they are often the only bits the kids eat - even when it is delicious light and moist cake!

It was a really easy cake to make as it was a smooth simple shape and only required one layer of icing. I chose a variety of pink and purple lollies to decorate with - pink and white marshmallows (cut in half, powder side out), pink and purple smarties, pink and purple Mentos, pink sugared jellies (cut in half, sugar side out) and pink and purple mini musks/mini florals from a specialty lolly shop. I placed the lollies so that the colour and shape of the lollies were evenly varied. I used the mini musks/florals around each of the bigger lollies to separate them. I was hoping to create a kind of stepping-stones pattern to fit with the fairy on the mushroom.

To finish it off, I decided to use some pink sprinkles to scatter around the fairy. Unfortunately the icing had 'set/dried' by then and they needed to be pushed into the icing to stay on. Next time I would do that bit first, while the icing was still gooey.

I was really pleased with the way this cake turned out and will probably use the concept again. It would be a great design for those new to cake decorating. Maximum gorgeousness for minimum effort! Everyone loved the cake and unfortunately there weren't any left-overs!

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by: Anonymous

Thanks for posting this - it's exactly the idea I needed! I'm excited to give it a try for my daughter's 3rd birthday!

by: kelly

this cake is gorgeous, I'm going to try if for my daughter's 1st birthday. Thanks for the idea

love it :)
by: Anonymous

I want to tell you that I really love your cake.
I was looking for one idea to make a first year cake
Thank you so much! That's a great idea!

Great Cake!
by: Anonymous

I love this cake idea! I have been searching tons of fairy cakes and this one is my favorite! I am struggling finding an adorable fairy like the one you have. Any suggestions of where I can locate one? Thanks for your great idea and beautiful cake!

by: Anonymous

This really is such a sweet cake - one of the best I have seen. Please do tell where you got the fairy, it is very hard to find a nice looking on and yours is prefect!!

The Fairy
by: Anonymous

Please tell us where you got the fairy cake topper - it is the nicest one I have seen!!! Thanks.

Finding a fairy?
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the lovely comments :)

I found the fairy ornament in Dolls and Co, Sunshine Coast Qld, Australia I looked for a long time online and couldn't find anything I liked. Try specialty dolls/teddy bear or gift shops. Hope that helps.

Fairy on toadstool ornaments available
by: Vicky

Your cake & ornament are the inspiration for my daughter's 2nd birthday cake & fairy party. Thank you. I was so impressed with the fairy on toadstool ornament that I contacted Dolls & Co at Palmview, Qld, as per your info & spoke to Jo who was kind enough to order one in and post it to me in Brisbane. All up it cost $10 Inc postage. I'm sure she'd oblige anyone else who wants one, she was very helpful. Tel 07 5439 6111 email

excellent cake
by: Anonymous

You said it came with fondant icing but you used buttercream, so did you remove the fondant first or ice over it?

There was no fondant.
by: Anonymous


I made the cake myself. The fondant I referred was that which decorated the cake that gave me my inspiration. I didn't want to use fondant as I prefer to work with and eat buttercream. My apologies for being ambiguous.

Ornament Topper
by: Anonymous

The company doesn't have such email address anymore. Any knowledge of the product where-abouts from here? Thanks for your consideration.

by: Ellie

There are some amazing fairy cakes online, but there is something very sweet and adorable simple and not over the top. It looks fairly easy to do but looks so beautiful. I am looking forward to making this for my daughters 4th birthday! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!

by: Anonymous

Try the phone number...

Cake Topper
by: Anonymous

To buy the cake topper contact Jo at - Ph. 07 5439 6111 or email paperlicious[at]

She also sells them on ebay

Hope that helps!

A Fantastic Cake!
by: Jacqui

I just wanted you to know I made and decorated this cake for my daughter's 1st birthday and it was fantastic! I found the same ceramic fairy in a cake decorating shop in Melbourne and collected the lollies to decorate the sides. The icing colour I went to a bakery near-by that specializes in cakes and got some of their veg shortening to use instead of butter in the icing to prevent it turning a green colour when I added the blue. Overall I was VERY pleased with the result and got loads of compliments! I really wanted to thank you for your original posting of the cake that gave me such inspiration and joy in making it! Thanks Jacqui

Fairy Cake
by: Anonymous

Thanks you have inspired me to make the same cake for my daughter with 2 tiers and a few extra butterflies just for fun.

Just wanted to let you all know that Jo at Dolls & Co at Palmview, Qld, was very helpful and still has that beautiful fairy. Give her a call!
Tel 07 5439 6111

Thanks for the lovely comments :)
by: Laura

Thank you for the lovely comments ladies. I'm so chuffed that you chose to make it for your little girls. I love the feeling of making a special cake for your child and seeing their excitement and adoration. This website is great... it shares the joy. Warm wishes, Laura.

by: Maiasmommy

Do you think she would ship overseas? LOL I will contact her on email as would cost too much to call!

Your cake is awesome and DD wants a fairy cake and this is perfect!!

by: Anonymous

How do i get this coloured icing?

Aqua butter icing
by: Anonymous

To make the aqua coloured icing, I made a butter icing and them coloured it with liquid food colouring in blue and green, start with 2 drops of green and 1 drop of blue, mix well and see how it looks. Keep adding colour until you reach the desired colour.

by: Anonymous

My soon to be 4 year old is going to love this at her fairy party. Thanks for the inspiration.I have ordered the fairy from Jo and cant wait to put it all together.

by: Anonymous

This cake is such a great idea! My daughter wanted a fairy cake for her birthday and when i stumbled across yours i thought it was a perfect idea.I am only a beginner cake decorator so it is wonderful!

by: kim

I'm in the United States and my daughter is in love with this cake, but I don't know what a 'lollie' is. Hoping you get this soon!

by: karen

this is just what I would love to make for my daughter's fourth birthday, thank you very much.

also Kim, lollies = candy.

Lolly/Lollies = Candy
by: Laura D

The lollies are the candy decorating the cake. In Australia we call 'candy' lollies :) Decorate the cake with circle-shaped candy in various sizes. I chose candy in shades of pink and purple.

looking for cake topper
by: Denise

I love this cake design and really think that the cake topper is necessary. Anyone know where I could get this in the US?

Re: Cake topper
by: Laura D


I don't know where you could get it in the US, but when I bought the original one I didn't realise it was a 'cake topper'. It was in a specialty gift shop with a range of fairy ornaments. I would suggest looking around in gift shops to see what you can find, there are lots of fairy ornaments available. Good Luck with it :)

Fairy cake topper
by: Anonymous

I love this cake and the fairy topper. I just found one at if anyone is looking for it.

cake recipe
by: Anonymous

if you've got time, can you please share the banana cake recipe, good to have one that fits that size tin and rises to that shape :-) Thanks

Fariry Cake
by: Anonymous

I love your cake a fantastic job. Im going to make it for my daughters 3rd birthday. I hope i can find a cute fairy to put on the top

Banana Cake recipe
by: Laura D

Light and fluffy Banana Cake

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoon hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 bananas
1 cup water
2 1/2 cup flour

1. Mix together each ingredient one at a time
2. the bananas can be mushed ahead of time or just mixed really well when out in the bowl!
3. bake for 1 hour @180 or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
4. ENJOY!!

Cake topper
by: Jess

I would love to make this cake in a few weeks. Do you know where I could find this cake topper online or in Melbourne?

Cake topper
by: Jess

Does anyone know where this cake topper is still available? I haven't been able to find it online and the number given for Dolls and Co is disconnected.

Fairy cake
by: eskygirl

This cake looks amazing! First one I looked at online and now I don't need to go any further - thank you for sharing, you have saved me heaps of time!

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