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Coolest Tinkerbell Cake 123

by Kira B.
(San Diego, CA)

Homemade Tinkerbell Cake

Homemade Tinkerbell Cake

Homemade Tinkerbell Cake

My almost 3 yr old REALLY wanted a Tinkerbell Cake for her birthday and I thought the head only Wilton one was kind of boring. So, I actually looked at this website for ideas, and knowing we were having a lot of guests (families of the kids), I knew I needed a lot of cake.

I used 4 "Funfetti" cake mixes for this masterpiece, 2 for the "grass field" and 2 for the mold/skirt of Tink. I used a full-sized (like a Barbie) Tinkerbell doll that I got at Target.

I really wanted several shades of green included- 2 different shades for her skirt, and a different shade for the grass. Rather than buy numerous dyes, I used my basic Wilton colors set and just mixed colors until I had exactly what I wanted.

I couldn't even begin to tell you which tips I used because I have the huge tip set and just kept trying new ones although I did use the standard star for the dress (I think it's 18).

It took a really long time for the mold to cook all the way through probably because it was 2 full cake mixes so be prepared. Also, be sure to put it on a cookie sheet in the oven, it definitely will spill over. I greased both pans with Crisco and then sprinkled with flour before putting in the cake mix and had no trouble with sticking. I also let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pans. I did the "grass" on the bottom cake before putting the skirt/mold on top. Because I'd have to drive with the cake to the park, I anchored the top to the bottom with kabob sticks, which worked great.

I used a sharp paring knife to increase the size of the whole in the mold to insert the doll and I wrapped her in plastic before sticking her in. I packed little extra bits of cake around her waist to hold her steady. The wand is actually one of the 3 candles, which I just got in the party section at Target.

It took me about 4 hours to complete the cake and my daughter and all the guests loved it. Plus, despite the long cooking time, the cake was still moist. Win for everyone!

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Special touches
by: Renee

So many special touches! Love the pearl necklace! And your idea to use a candle as a wand is very clever. What a piece of art.

I love it
by: April

You did such a good job on this cake. You have so much patience to do such a good job. LOVE IT!!

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