My daughter saw another cake on this site which was a Tinker Bell multi-cake. That was our inspiration for this Tinker Bell Birthday Cake. It is 5 cakes in 1, a big cake for Tink and a smaller cake for each of the other 4 pixies. All cakes were made from Aldi-brand cake mix, buttercream icing between layers, with buttercream icing on the outside.
For the Tink cake, I used chocolate cake in a Wilton daisy pan. It took 2 boxes of chocolate cake mix because each filled the pan once. I covered the edges with little scallops made with a #21 tip. The butterflies are made from a chocolate candy mold. I cut them in half and piped a purple body with a #4 tip. Also used the #4 tip for the writing.
Silvermist's cake is yellow cake covered in blue buttercream. It took one box to fill 2 6-inch pans (with some batter to spare). The top and bottom edges are covered in a reverse shell pattern using the #21 tip. The circles are Wilton ready-to-use fondant which I colored and sprinkled with the blue Wilton shimmer dust. The pool was dug out of the top, lined with plastic wrap, and filled with shredded blue Mylar.
Irridessa's yellow cake is covered in yellow buttercream. The zig-zag edge on the bottom was made with the Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter and Embosser Set. The stars were cut out of tinted pre-made fondant and covered with more shimmer dust. The lightning bolts are pipe cleaners which I twisted around a pencil.
The Rosetta cake is white cake covered in buttercream. Along the top and bottom are rosettes made with the #21 tip. I put 4 royal icing roses around the base and 4 more on top. They were made with tips #12 and #104. The leaves were piped in using a #69 tip.
The Fawn cake is my favorite because I was at a loss for ideas until I remembered that she taught the baby birds to fly each spring. I made the ribbon around the base with the Cutter and Embosser set. I made buttercream dots along the top with a #12 tip. The tree branch is made from the chocolate Wilton candy melts which I melted and poured out of the corner of a Ziploc bag. To be honest, it looked really gross at first, but I shaped it, froze it, scraped out some texture with a fork, and covered it with fern leaves using a #69 tip. The nest came from Hobby Lobby. The eggs are Whoppers covered in melted white chocolate candies. The adult birds are plastic wedding cake decorations.
For each cake, I used one icing color and just added extra coloring to make the darker accent color and tinted fondant. Tink is lavender and leaf green (used leftover for leaves on Rosetta's cake), Silvermist is royal blue, Iridessa is golden yellow, Rosetta is rose petal pink, and Fawn is copper. The display uses the Wilton Cakes 'N More stand. The figurines came from the Disney store and were $10 for a set with all 5 pixies and the pixie queen (which my daughter loved playing with afterward!)
We had SO much fun making this cake. I hope you enjoy it too!