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Coolest Purple Dot Tiara Cake

by Arlene W.
(Kearney, MO)

Purple Dot Tiara Cake

Purple Dot Tiara Cake

I got all my information for making this purple dot tiara cake from this site, Wilton books, and from the internet. I made a practice cake first using the fondant, and ended up using a marshmallow fondant recipe that I found on the internet. I just used boxed cake mixes, and made a buttercream icing.

I would suggest making everything you can ahead of time to make it easier when you actually make and assemble the cakes. I made both my icing and fondant days before so that it would be done, and it still took tons of time to get this cake baked, covered in fondant, and decorated, as it was only the second cake I had ever covered in fondant.

The practice cake I made was similar to some on this site. It was just a two layer 8" round cake covered in fondant, with a bow made out of fondant.

This actual cake was for my daughter's 21st birthday. I didn't want to make the fondant bow again, and found the purple tiara, so decided to go with the all purple theme. I had never made a cake in tiers before, so this was a lot of fun and I learned lots of tricks.

Each tier is two layers iced with buttercream first. Both layers of each tier were leveled (crown of cake cut off), and the top layer of each tier is placed top side down. Each tier is done separately on a cardboard round before it is assembled. Dowel rods are placed in each tier before another tier is stacked on it, and a long dowel rod was inserted through all three tiers when finished.

This was by no means perfection when it was finished, but looked pretty good for someone who had never really decorated any kind of cake before, and most of all my daughter thought it was awesome! It was definitely an act of love and I have to say that people who do this for a living definitely earn their money!

Purple Dot Cake

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YOUR CAKES ARE FILLED WITH LOVE
by: Linda's Twin

Hope you get the comment (and know who it's from). You should be SO PROUD of your creations. When you have a show of your own, please don't forget us "little people".

wow
by: Anonymous

both these cakes are amazing. you should turn professional! not many people can use fondant so well!

good job xxx

Ha! Ha!
by: Linda's best friend!

You are so funny Lisa! :0)


amazing!!!!!
by: Sandy

Your cakes are both very, very beautiful. I' am currently take the Wilton classes and hope to one day be as great as you!!

Beautiful
by: Falicia

I LOVE BOTH OF YOUR CAKES AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT YOU DID TO MAKE THE BALLS AT THE EDGES AND ALSO HOW YOU MAKE THE STREAMERS COME FROM THE TOP OF THE CAKE. I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!!! YOU HELPED ME FIND OUT WHAT I WANNA DO FOR MY COUSINS 18TH BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!!

Answers to questions.....Falicia
by: Arlene W.

The balls around the edges are homemade marshmallow fondant tinted with Wilton gel colorings, just rolled into balls and attached to the fondant covered cake with just a little dab of water on a food designated paint brush. The curliques on the top are just thin strips of rolled fondant wrapped around a dowel rod and left to dry for a couple of days, then attached to the fondant bow on top with dabs of buttercream icing, or royal icing would probably hold them even better. A cake very similar to this was in one of the Wilton books.

Love it!
by: Natalie

Amazing! You are very talented.

Layering
by: Anonymous

Did you use the cardboard under each layer and leave it on while stacking the cake? I was wondering if it will fall into the cake? Also how long do you need to let each tier set before stacking them together? I can't wait to try something like this for my daughters first birthday!!

instructions
by: Anonymous

These cakes are awesome! I need to make a cake for a 16th birthday to serve 50 people and this would be great. Is there any chance you could post the directions?

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