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Coolest Sisters Bed Birthday Cake 7

by Jane
(Wisconsin)

Homemade Sisters Bed Birthday Cake

Homemade Sisters Bed Birthday Cake

Homemade Sisters Bed Birthday Cake
Homemade Sisters Bed Birthday Cake
Homemade Sisters Bed Birthday Cake

Since losing my job I have been trying to supplement my income making cakes for people I know. I taught myself how, looking at books, the internet (video's) and just a lot of practice. I made this sisters bed birthday cake for my niece's birthdays. Genevive is the older and is studious and mature. Karen is a pistol, all I hear is how she "never leaves me alone" so that is the premise for the cake.

I made a 12 inch sour cream yellow cake (2 cake mixes with 1/4 cup of sour cream and a teaspoon of vanilla added to the box directions) - not butter recipe. The bed is made out of another mix made the same way but baked in 2 bread pans. After cooling I split the cakes and filled the large one with a layer of custard and raspberry puree (in Wisconsin we call this a Danish Layer Cake).

The bed was a bit more cake than I needed so I split one and used it for the bed (leftovers for the family). The bed was just filled and rough frosted with cream cheese frosting. I also used the same frosting on the large cake. After tinting and kneading my homemade marshmallow fondant I piped the bed skirt along the bottom of the bed, the day before I cut out the bed pieces and bedding.

I read on line to dust the pan of the cake you want to cover with powdered sugar and make the quilt/comforter to size, drape over the pan and the next day you can just remove it and place it on the cake....mmmmm- no, this did not work. So the day of the cake assembly I remade the quilt, rolling the fondant and then placing it on an impression mat. It worked just fine not having it dry.

The little girls I made out of the same fondant. Make a cone shape cut out dress etc. and put on with a water wash to make it stick. The faces were done with eyes- little blue pearl candies and brown eyes, a toothpick dipped in a very small amount of coloring paste. I couldn't find a paint brush small enough to do the eye lashes/brows so I shredded a toothpick until I had a very thin piece on the end. This worked wonderful! I don't think I will search for that elusive brush anymore!

Sheets, pillows and bedding were just cut with a ruler and pizza cutter. The books were just a layer of colored paste and a white thicker layer placed on top and wrap the cover over the pages. Trim with a pizza cutter or knife, score the binding and put small scores to look like pages.

I had a lot of fun making this cake and hope you enjoy it as much as the birthday girls!!

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