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Tinkerbell Cake

This was for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I baked a 13×9 and bundt cake. Colored and shaped fondant for petals and leaves. Used homemade buttercream icing using the Wilton’s recipe. Colored it a pink with Wilton’s icing coloring. Used spring butterflies with ribbon wrapped around the stems to give it flair and bought a Tinkerbell doll for the center. My daughter loves Tinkerbell and for some reason calls her Buckalow.

I frosted the rectangular cake first and then placed the bundt cake on top and frosted. Piped on edging and used glitter green decorating gel for the writing and scrolls. Then the fondant petals were placed along with the leaves (follow the directions in the box of premade fondant to see how to prepare). I refrigerated it overnight to make sure it could set up correctly as we live in a warm humid area and this was in June. I waited to put the doll and butterflies on the cake til about an hour before the party to make sure nothing happened to it.

The cake mix I used was just a regular white Pilsbury mix that I colored with food coloring (my son likes to see the change of color). The cake tasted great and not much was left. I will suggest removing the petals before cutting to make things easier. It was hard to cut into my “masterpiece” but to hear how much everyone enjoyed it was worth it. And to see my daughter enjoying her special cake on her special day made it all worth it.

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