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Coolest Fairy Princess Cake 135

by Alison J.
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

Hannah's Fairy Princess Cake

Hannah's Fairy Princess Cake

My daughter Hannah was turning 2 and I decided to do a fairy princess themed party for her. I couldn’t find a recipe for a fairy princess cake that was 100% perfect, so I made up my own design.

I hired a dolly Varden cake tin and bought a block of ready-made fondant icing from a baking specialist shop. I baked a vanilla cake in the tin which made a nice skirt shape. I first coloured the icing with pink food colouring (tip: it is better to use powder colour rather than liquid for fondant icing because the liquid makes the icing quite sticky). Then I rolled the fondant into a ball and then rolled the ball into a flat circle using a rolling pin. Remember to grease the surface that you roll the icing onto and the rolling pin and also your hands with a clear cooking fat eg Holcem or Wooden Spoon. I’ve used normal butter before and that also works fine.

I covered the cake in apricot jam and then draped the circle of icing over the cake to make the skirt. I used my fingers to create folds in the icing to look like waves in the skirt fabric. I took the legs off a Barbie doll. I coloured more icing and rolled it out again and cut a bodice for the doll out of the icing and stuck that to the torso of the doll, then stuck the torso into the skirt and voila, I had a princess.

Next I just decorated the skirt by sticking ready-made icing flowers all over it (stuck on with a bit of butter icing) and little balls all along the edge of the skirt and across the top of the bodice of the doll. I sprinkled it with pink food glitter and tied a pink ribbon around the dolls waist and stuck a butterfly made from feathers that I bought at a florist into the cake against the doll’s back to create wings. I made 2 heart shapes out of the remaining icing to support the candles.

It turned out great and Hannah was delighted with her pink fairy princess cake!

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oh my goodness!
by: Hollie

well done on that! its amazing!
bit of a random comment, but yeah :)

Hollie. x

AMAZING
by: Anonymous

NICE JOB, VERY CREATIVE IDEA...

I WISH I CAN HAVE ONE TOO FOR MY GRAND DAUGHTER.. I WANT HER TO HAVE A TINKER BELL CAKE FOR HER 2ND B-DAY ON DEC 3, 2009...

Absolutely beautiful
by: Tess

Well Done! It is so cute! I have been looking for a doll cake for my daughter and I have to say that this is my favourite. I think I might follow your lead and try my best to replicate yours...

fabulous cake!!
by: avas(4) mum

My going to be 4 year old saw an 80s style cake book with a Dolly Varden icecream cake and decided that's what she wants for her bday. I couldn't find any to get ideas that were more current , this is amazing well done got my ideas flowing.

Birthday
by: Kiley

I love this cake! My daughter's name is Hannah and it is her 4th birthday as well. This was a cake meant to be!

MOUTHWATERING CAKE
by: unknown

I TOO WISH TO HAVE SUCH A MOUTH WATERING CAKE ON MY OWN 12 B'DAY SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TASTY LOVELY CAKE

amasing
by: Anonymous

such great idea , will try to copy it for my daughters birthday

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