This fairy's house cake was made for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She had a fairy and wizards party. The cake is simple but looks amazing when completed.
I made two bowl cakes (one is slightly smaller than the other). The cakes are Madeira sponges. I covered a cake board with fondant that I tinted green. I cut out a circle in the fondant for the bottom cake (the larger one) to sit. I covered it in yellow buttercream (using paste for a vibrant yellow).
I put the top cake on a piece of pink cardboard and sat it on top. I iced it using pink buttercream and made indents with the spatula for the roof. I used some musk sticks, cut and shaped as a door. Spearmint leaves and trimmed musk sticks were used as flowers on the wall of the lower cake. I used candy hearts for windows and all over the roof with some coloured couchous (edible balls).
I also used candy hearts as a path leading to the door and some mushrooms as toadstools which I dusted with a little cocoa powder.
I place fairy figurines that I picked up from some dollar stores to decorate and as a keepsake.
For this awesomely awesome Garden Fairy Birthday Cake, I started out with a 2 layer 12in. round cake base and I used the giant cupcake pan to make the mushroom. To make the mushroom you flip the cupcake bottom piece so the narrow end is on top and cut off the tip of the cupcake top to make it a dome shape.
The 12in. cake was French vanilla cake with a Bavarian cream filling and the mushroom was a chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling. I used buttercream to cover both cakes. And I used the Wilton cake icing tip for the first time on the bottom cake and it made such a difference!! I also used the grass tip to make the borders look like grass. I made the daisies, the snail, and the little mushrooms out of a fondant/gumpaste mixture. The fairy was not edible. I did have to use dowels under the mushroom because it was heavy and I didn’t want to risk having a sunken cake. And to make the delivery easier I used a extra long dowel that went through both the mushroom and the bottom cake.
This Homemade Pixieland Birthday Cake is made up from stacking cake squares together and topping off with cake cooked in mini bowls, glues together with apricot jam and then rolled in fondant. The extra cake was mixed with melted cooking chocolate and chocolate sauce to create a sticky base. Next I cut out the windows and stuck on the door.
For all the lines and marking out I used a toothpick. A toothpick is also holding the elves together as it was made in different pieces and glued together with sugar glue. The legs shoes, body - split into lower body, upper body, neck, head, hair with the ears and nose glued onto. I used the back of the glue to make my bucket shape and then again used toothpicks to carve out some shape. Tip - put the paint in the bucket before putting the handle on - I got very irritated with myself doing it the other way around - eventually took it off - stubborn I know.
Loads of fun and really very proud of my creation.