A friend’s 5 year old daughter wanted Fairy Cupcakes so we decided to go with a Fairy Garden theme. After scouring the internet for topper ideas – I made all of these cake toppers with fondant, except the fairies. I bought those from Woolworth's as it just seemed too hard to make them myself.
I didn’t put hardening powder in any of the decorations except the ‘slab’ so the little girl could have a keepsake of her birthday. I wanted the kids at the party to be able to eat everything on the cupcakes so the parents wouldn’t have to worry about what was OK to eat and what wasn’t.
I made all the decorations a few weeks in advance so they would have time to dry and then all I had to do the day before was make vanilla cupcakes with green icing. I waited until the morning of the party to put the decorations on as the butter cream icing can make the decorations go a bit soft if the moisture starts to be absorbed.
Because of this I also made a lot of the decorations ‘on’ something so they wouldn’t be touching the icing themselves ie: the caterpillars and ladybugs were on fondant leaves (hard to see them as they are the same colour as the icing), the butterflies were on little fondant flowers and the toadstools had toothpicks through them so I could put the toothpick into the cupcake to hold them in place.
The kids loved these Homemade Fairy Garden Cupcakes – thank goodness!
I wanted to try the princess/doll cake but was tired of seeing the old style and wanted to modernize it a bit. For this, I decided to make lolly cake because it was easy to mould and the kids love it.
I moulded the skirt with the lolly cake mixture, stuck the doll in the top, then used royal white icing to lay out the dress. It was looking a bit like a wedding dress instead of a 2yr old's birthday cake, so I found a bit of ribbon to tie around the middle to break the white. I then added "fairy-wings" - a butterfly I found at the florist that had two little wires attached to it for use in floral arrangements!
Marshmallows all around to create a "walking in the cloud" effect and ta-dah! One very pretty and modern homemade fairy princess cake!
My daughter wanted a homemade fairy tree house cake for her 4th birthday party. 100% edible with fiber optic lighting in the leaves. All is made of cake (with the exception of the tree trunk that is rice crispy treat covered in fondant). Fairy is made of sugar paste along with the mushrooms. The castle is sugar cones covered in fondant. Cake took just under 8 hrs. Had to cut out 300 leaves for the tree.
This Fairy Land Birthday Cake is 3 13x9s, and a small dome. Two of the 13x9s are laid side by side, and the other cut diagonally, stacked to the side to make the “cliffs”. I added food coloring to regular icing to get the colors.
The waterfall is a blue, sparkly cake gel. I just used various fairies I found around the house. The butterflies are copies from the computer, cut, and glued together with floral wire in between.