Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tinkerbell's Cake

Posted by Jennifer at 2:49 AM

Susan wanted a pretty big cake to celebrate a really big occasion. Isabella was turning one and so a big party was in order. She wanted this cake to be colorful and fun for Isabella's birthday. One of the tiers was Coconut Cream Cake (light coconut cake layered with coconut cream filling and coconut flakes), one was Rainbow Bright Cake (vanilla cake with sprinkles baked in and colored to match the cake), and Chocolatey Chocolate Cake (chocolate cake layered with chocolate buttercream). The cake is covered in homemade marshmallow fondant with marshmallow fondant decorations, including the flowers, poem, and Tinkerbell herself. Tinkerbell was quite a challenge to make. She's extremely recognizable so I had to get it just right. I usually cut out figures and then keep layering on different color fondant. For Tinkerbell, however, I thought hand-painting her onto fondant would be better. She was pretty tricky, especially her eyes. In the end, I had to turn to my man-friend who is an amazing artist to finish the job. Her eyes, nose, and mouth are all the work of an artistic genius!

The flowers were also really fun to make. I used multiple cutters for different sized flowers. Then, I layered the different colors of the flowers into a blossom and let them dry in a cupcake holder. In the end, the cake was really colorful and I hope Susan and Isabella loved it.


gelato bear said...

well sprinkle me with fairy dust and call me peter pan--this cake is the stuff of dreams and fantasies!!!

Kelly on May 3, 2010 at 11:47 PM said...

So cute!! Will you make my daughter's 1 year birthday cake for me? That is awesome!


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