I am actually not that into baking as I work full day and don't have that much time but one of my mom's oldest friend's asked me to do this fairy cake for her granddaughter. She sent me a picture of an idea of how she wanted the cake (very different to the one she eventually got). I cannot do thick icing, it just does not work for me, any flowers or leaves I do must be paper thin. Anyway after baking 3 cakes to get them high enough to fit the barbie doll and working through the night to get it finished, this was the final result.
I used a Moirs vanilla cake mix with a banana instant pudding. You just add 4 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1 cup water. Bake at 180C for +- 45 minutes, it makes the most delicious cake. You can sprinkle layers of cinnamon and sugar while pouring the mix into the tin, and it is quick and easy.
I used a wire frame with chiffon material stuck onto it for the wings. When that was dry I made a pattern with glue and sprinkled glitter onto it
She sent me a picture of her granddaughter's face and that made it worth all the effort. She could not stop saying how beautiful it was and that she did not want her mom to cut it.
My 6 year old daughter designed her Birthday cake and assisted with making the flowers and leaves from gum paste. She helped with the dusting to ensure the flowers sparked with a touch of fairy dust. ie. Snowflake edible dusting powder. The fairies had to be in the air, with clouds behind them. The cakes were round but on a floral shaped board to provide an additional garden like flavour. The top tier was left open to accept candles and the sentiment.
The fondant was air brushed with edible food colouring to provide the transition from garden to sky. More fondant was applied after to represent the puffy clouds.
The cake was vanilla with one layer of chocolate filling, another layer of cherry filling and a final layer of vanilla filling. Both tiers were of the same flavour combinations.
I made a second small upper tier cake so after the children's party was complete, and the op tier eaten. I replaced the top tier with a freshly decorated top tier identical to the first shown here, and put the cake out for the family gathering later that afternoon.
The cake was a big hit at both parties. There was lots of cake to spare.
by Marie Anne Casipit
(Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom)
I wanted my daughter's sixth birthday cake to be different so I searched the net and came about a site where they teach you how to make a princess cake, it was so beautiful that I decided to incorporate it with my ideas,( I'm sorry I forgot the name of the sites I looked into) First I made the cake, I did this a day before, the cake I used was a chocolate moist cake (coz my kids love chocolate cakes), once done I put it in the ref to cool it so it would be easier to cut, after half a day I took the cake out and started shaping it, the filling that I used was my own recipe ( First I mixed three eggyolks, with 1 can condensed milk, and 1/2 cup fresh milk, heat it in a saucepan until sticky, dont put the saucepan directly on the stove place it in a pan with boiling water), after acquiring the desired shape I started frosting it, then placed a doll in the middle. I was quite pleased with the result especially when I saw my daughters reaction, she totally loved it