Each year my daughter challenges me by coming up with a creative theme for her birthday cake. This year it was Barbie Mariposa and Wilton doesn't make a pan for this one! I originally thought I would make the stand up doll cake, but her one request was that the entire Mariposa be edible.
The cake is an 11 x 15 sheet cake. The night before the party, I iced the "primer" layer to keep the crumbs from mixing with the icing. On party day I iced the cake with a light pink (using rose icing), then hand drew on the Mariposa image with black tip #4.
For the dress I used rose icing and star tip #16, the wings and shoes were created with different shades of rose icing and star tip #16. I used the natural Wilton buttercream icing color for her body and hair (grass tip), blue sprinkles for her eyes, and even found butterfly sprinkles to add to her dress. The large flowers were made with tip #2D.
My daughter loves fairies, so for her 3rd birthday - a fairy cake it was! This was a double layer cake with vanilla cake on the bottom (with red food colouring swirled through, at the birthday girls request) and gluten free butter cake on top (Basco cake mix - tasted great! had a couple of gluten free guests but no one could tell that it was gluten free.)
I frosted each cake separately, chilled them to firm them up a bit to make it easier to cover, then coloured some white icing with food colouring (use disposable gloves), rolled it out and covered the cakes. Cookie cutters made the flowers and spots. The flowers and the roll of icing between the layers helped cover any messy bits.
I made the fairies out of salt dough (tons of different recipes for this on the internet) so that once baked, painted and varnished, my daughter could keep them to play with.
She loved it and the fairies (which have been named) now live on her bookshelf as a reminder of her special day.
This fairy cake I did for my daughter Paige's 1st birthday. We had a whole fairy theme where even the guests had to come dressed in their fairy wings. Even her dad got into the act and came dressed as a beautiful pink fairy, blond wig and all, very beautiful.
This cake I designed myself. I drew up the picture then blew it up to the size that I wanted. I then used it as a template on the cake. To get the outline I used a tooth pick to push through the paper so that it left little dots that I then used as my outline when adding the colours.
I used butter icing for the whole thing, coloured using a paste from the cake decorating shop. Her wand was made out of a left over wand cookie that I had made for the party bags. These I brought in a pack from the supermarket. They come with the cookie mix, a star cut out, icing, and icy pole sticks and they look great.