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by Julie
(Guildford, Surrey, UK)

Homemade Sharpay HSM Birthday Cake

Homemade Sharpay HSM Birthday Cake

My daughter is crazy about High School Musical and we themed her fifth birthday around it and the character Sharpay. I looked on this site for inspiration and eventually decided to do the equivalent of a Barbie/Princess cake, and making a Homemade Sharpay HSM Birhday cake us a Sharpay doll.

I baked two cakes. The first was Sharpay's skirt. I used a Silverwood 8" tiffin/crinoline lady/bell tin I sourced from I used a four-egg sponge mixture; however, I will make it six eggs next time as her base was probably only 6-7" in the end.

For the bottom cake, I used a 9" round cake tin to bake a four-egg sponge mixture and that turned out a really great, tall cake.

I practiced stacking the cakes and sliced off quite a lot from Sharpay's skirt cake to get her totally upright. I also had to level out the base cake slightly too. I then used butter icing to cover the cakes, and rolled out the fondant icing to cover the bottom cake. I stuck to white purely so I wouldn't have to spend ages colouring it.

To insert Sharpay, I cut out a cube of cake from the top of her skirt; I first took her legs off and then wrapped her body in clingfilm before inserting her and refilling the hole with some icing. I then coloured the fondant pink, as, in High School Musical 3, Sharpay wears a pink dress to the prom. I sat the cake on top of the round cake and then carefully covered the skirt cake.

After Sharpay was inserted up to her waist, I cut out some icing to make her bodice and made it long enough to cover the join of the doll to the cake.

Just to finish it off, I took the leftover pink icing, rolled it into a very long and thin sausage and then wound it around the base of the skirt, as well as the base of the bottom cake, so it all tied in together.

I really didn't know how to decorate the skirt, but, in the end, went for the less is more approach. I sprinkled some edible pink glitter all over it and iced on my daughter's name and age.

It was really so simple and all the kids thought she was fab, so I was absolutely delighted!

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