This Tinkerbell Doll Birthday Cake is one of the cakes I made for my twin daughter’s 2nd birthday. It was kind of the center piece of all 4 cakes. It was a Tinkerbell theme. This is my first ‘doll’ cake.
I bought a Wilton doll cake pan at a garage sale for $4. I baked a Betty Crocker party rainbow chip cake in the pan. After the cake cooled in the fridge. I used a leveler to trim the ‘muffin top’ of the cake and make it level. I used a C&H Sugar buttercream recipe and iced the cake. I had premade MMF from the girls’ first 2nd birthday party that week and used it to cover the dress of the cake.
I had premade the flowers and leaves 2-3 days using Wilton royal icing recipe, Wilton coloring, 2D and small swirl flower tips, and a leaf tip. Learned to do the flowers and leaves on Wilton.com. I bought a fondant leaf cutter set at Joann crafts. I made the large leaves and bodice out of store bought fondant I had tinted it green. I cut out 8 leaves, need only 7. I used a paring knife to make the veins in the leaves. I had a fondant tool but it didn’t give me the effect I wanted.
To do the bodice on the doll, I cut a rectangle of the green fondant. Wrapped it around and then sculpted/cut it to the way I wanted it. I then dry silver luster dusted the bodice and fondant leaves using a paint brush. I used my cricut to cut out the wings with my paper doll cartridge (angel wings). I used velum paper and trimmed off the bottom half of the wings. I stuck the wings in the fondant seam in the back of the doll and attached with a little tape to the plastic part of the doll and rolled tiny fondant balls to cover the seam up. I luster dusted those as well.
I attached the doll with some buttercream icing. I then attached the fondant leaves and royal icing leaves and flowers with buttercream icing. Oh, before I decorated the doll (Wilton pick doll) I did her hair to resemble Tinkerbell.
People were amazed and said they were going to order their next cakes from me! Happy decorating!
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You said you cut the leaves from fondant on your Cricut machine? I’ve heard about this but haven’t tried it yet! Did you make your own fondant or use Wilton’s that you put in the Cricut?
Beautiful Doll Cake by the way!
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