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Coolest Fairy Cake 36

by Michelle
(Perth Western Australia)

Homemade  Fairy Cake

Homemade Fairy Cake

I made this fairy cake for my niece Katie's 6th birthday.

I used a basic butter cake mix and cooked it in a Christmas pudding tin, then did a base layer of butter icing to smooth it all out before I started the decoration.

I then made ready to roll icing (this is the first time I have made or used this type of icing so I was very nervous. 1 large egg white, 2 tablespoons of liquid glucose and 500g sifted icing sugar - mix and rolled until smoothed, wrap in plastic wrap (air tight) to stop it drying out. I made it a few days ahead to save time on decorating day. I also didn't colour it until the day as I wanted to find cheap fairy wings (which I cut in half - bonus if I have to make another one as I already have the wings) and I didn't know what colour they were going to be. Wings were only $3.50 and the barbie was $9.00 so I was thrilled.

I rolled out the icing after I had coloured it onto a floured bench top (corn flour is best to use) smoothed it all out and inserted the doll minus the legs and then attached the wings to the back of the cake with kebab skewers. With icing glitter pens I drew lines and then added the edible coloured balls.

So pleased with this.

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Coolest Fairy Birthday Cake 31

by Beth T.
(Boone, NC)

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

I made this Fairy Birthday Cake for my niece who wanted a fairy cake for her birthday. I started by using a Wilton doll cake pan. I purchased a fairy doll with the colors she wanted. I then baked the cake using the bunt cake times for baking to ensure doneness throughout.

I tinted butter cream icing light pink and green. I then iced the entire cake in the pink icing, saving some for details. The pink details were done using a star tip and a sweeping motion along the bottom. The same was done in the back of the cake from top to bottom giving a ruffled train effect to the dress.

I then used a #2 round tip and green butter cream icing to continue the vine pattern from the bottice onto the front of the dress. The top of the skirt is the skirt that was purchased with the doll. It has a Velcro closure so I used it to finish the dress off. I had to remove the dolls legs, as she was too tall for the cake.

I inserted the doll's body to the waist and placed the smaller skirt around the waist of the doll to hide the area. I then used regular sugar and sprinkled the entire cake to give it a slight sparkle. My niece LOVED this cake and said I was the "best aunt ever".

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Coolest Fairy Birthday Cake 34

by Claudine N.
(Guildford, Surrey, UK)

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

Homemade Fairy Birthday Cake

I made this Fairy cake for my three year old's fairy birthday party.

I baked two chocolate cakes: a bigger one for the bottom part of the castle and a smaller one for the top. I covered the bottom cake with pink fondant icing, then placed the top cake on the bottom part and also covered that with pink icing.

A tip: It's really easy to roll out your icing on a piece of cling wrap as it won't stick. It is also advisable to oil your hands and rolling pin with sunflower oil so as to avoid blotches which often occur when colored icing is used.

I made the door, steps and towers out of purple fondant icing, and the turrets out of dark pink icing with some edible glitter. I added some store-bought blue flowers, silver balls and feathers. I used green fondant icing for the grass, with some sugar decorations for the flowers.

The top fairy was bought at Lakeland (UK) but the others I made from fimo clay. The path was store-bought glitter sugar. My seven year old daughter made the flags with toothpicks and purple paper.

Everyone loved this cake and it wasn't bad for my second attempt at cake making.

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