I made this cake for my daughters 1st birthday. This was her personal cake. The party cake was a storybook castle.
I baked the pillow in a small rectangular pyrex dish I had. When it was cooled I cut cresent shapes out of each of the sides to give it the pillow shape. I crumb coated the cake with buttercream icing and covered in white fondant. I then indented the quilting pattern with a rounded wooden dowel and dusted the entire thing with pearl dust. The ropes and tassles are also fondant. I took white sprinkles and placed on the top and then painted pink dots with pearl dust diluted with clear vanilla extract. The pink strip on the tassles was also done with this method.
The tiara was made with royal icing. I took a pattern from the internet and sized it to the size I needed. I then taped the pattern to a soup can, placed waxed paper over it and piped the royal icing over pattern. I had to go over this twice to get it thick enough so it would not break. I also made three of these and good thing I did because one broke the day of her party. I then dusted the crown with pink edible pearl dust.
This cake was not hard at all to make. The crown can be made well in advance which is what I did so it made it a lot easier.
This Princess crown cake was for a 1st birthday party. I had been wanting to try a cake with a crown on it so this was the perfect occasion! I baked two layers of chocolate cake and filled and frosted with chocolate butter cream. I added food coloring because I wanted a darker brown. I then cut flowers and stripes from marshmallow fondant, and piped a border out of vanilla butter cream I tinted pink.
The crown was very simple. I just Googled a tiara template, and printed to size. Then I taped it to the side of an oatmeal container, and taped a piece of wax paper over that. You can use any type of cylinder shaped container, just make sure you can slide the tiara off the end easily. I used white chocolate in a Ziploc bag to pipe the design of the crown.
I went back over the design a second time with the white chocolate, then sprinkled with pink sprinkles and let it set in the freezer. After frosting and decorating the cake I untaped the wax paper, slid off the end and placed on the top of the cake. If any pieces break, it can easily be repaired with some more melted white chocolate.
Have fun with this cake, the possibilities are endless!
I made this princess crown cake for my niece's first birthday. It was a last minute thing, but since I do all my cakes the night before, it was no big deal.
I started with a picture of a crown decoration and drew it onto card stock for a template. Then I froze the cake for a few hours. For this cake, I made two cakes, both 9x13 so we had two different cake mixes. I cut the template in half and traced one half on the choc cake and the other half on the van cake. Then cut them out with a sharp knife.
I then laid them together and put a thin layer of icing in between to help them stick. I tinted vanilla icing pink and iced the whole cake. I used red sprinkles and outlined the top edges with red M&M's. I used pink marshmallows cut in half as the outer border and the peaks are iced van wafer circle cookies with a pink malted milk ball on top.
I also used the pink malted milk balls, cut in half, to make the number one.