I made this fairy scene cake for my nieces 3rd birthday. It was her request to have a "Tinkerbell Cake". I looked online and at this site, took the ideas and then went from there.
I made the mushrooms with meringue sprinkled with cocoa powder. I made them the day before I made the cake. The stems and mushroom tops were piped separately, and then joined with melted chocolate once they had been cooled. I used a basic meringue recipe.
For the cake I used 2 vanilla box cake mixes and baked them in a large round bowl. It took about 2 hours of baking for a Wooden skewer to come clean. It is important that the cake is cooked completely before taking it out of the oven, otherwise it will shrink in the middle.
I put the mound on a 9X13 cake board and covered with foil. I then iced a crumb coat of chocolate buttercream icing (dirt layer). I piped grass with Wilton tip #233 to give individual blades of grass effect. I made the icing myself so that I would have the right consistency for piping. I used gel colouring Kelly Green with a touch of Teal to make the icing colour.
Once I got the cake to the party I placed Tinkerbell and her fairy friends on the cake.
I used 2 13x9 cake pans and layered them, using plain white frosting as the base of this Fairyland Cake.
The three little toadstools are cut out from 1 square 8x8 pan. I cut out each one, then frosting each one and placed each on the cake.
Next, I finished frosting the fairyland. The "grass" is green frosting applied with a star tip (Warning: You need a lot of frosting to make it look like grass, maybe 2 tubes!). I then added the purple frosting walkway, then added some sprinkles for definition (more would have looked better), and small, white marshmallows to line it.
Last, I added all the fun stuff. The flowers are just hard sugar cake decorations. I bought the little bugs, frog and fairy at Target in the scrapbook section (they are actually 3D stickers). The large flowers in the back are also just large glittery stickers and I cut the Tinkerbell figure out of the party cups we were using.
This cake was just beautiful with these vibrant colors and cute little additions!
The Homemade Enchanted Forest Cake was made from two dark chocolate cakes (bottom tier 24cm, top tier 16cm). I tinted up three lot of fondant using the same mossy green wilton gel colour, then made the three pieces slightly different strengths of colour so the cake went from dark to light green.
I also covered the board in the darkest of the green fondant. The letters were made from gumpaste using fondant letter cutters.
The butterflies were made from gumpaste using an embossing plunger cutter and then left to dry in a "V". They were attached to the cake with a little bit of royal icing.
All the rest of the decorations were made from fondant and attached to the cake using water, except the little daisies - they were made from gumpaste.