Awesome? Yes I know. It was so easy to make. Here are my step by step instructions:
I started with a glass cake stand. I draped and actual tutu I bought from the Dollar Store over the sides. Then I added a white plain plate on top.
Then I started baking the actual cakes. I used two 8 inch round Wilton cake pans
I coated the cake pans with the Wilton cake release stuff. I use it for all my cakes so it comes out of the pan beautifully. Then I went to mixing up the cakes and baking.
I needed two 8 inch cakes and a small cake for the top. I used a small bowl to bake the small top part. After the cakes were baked and cooled a bit I put them in the freezer to set. If I am decorating a cake and layering it I always put the cake in the freezer for a few hours. It makes everything so much easier when you go to shape and decorate.
I used floral wire to attach to the backs of the flowers. This way I can stick them into the cake and have a 3D effect. So now it was time to prep the doll. I wrapped her really tight in saran wrap. I left the top of her dress out.
Now it is time to layer the cakes up.
I put both the big layers on the bottom stacked together. I iced the top of the bottom layer so it would form a seal with the next layer.
Then I stuck four skewers into the top layer all the way to the bottom to really hold the cake together. Next I had to cut the hole in the middle for the princess.
Just slide her down into the cake when you have the hole cut out.
There she is all ready for her dress now!
So this is where I took a big bread knife and shaped the dress. I wanted the bottom layer of the cake to be a place for the flowers to come up so I did not shape the dress down that far. I wanted it to look like she was sitting on that layer of the cake and flowers were growing up around her. You will see what I mean in a moment. I also iced the bottom for the fondant. I used light pink fondant for the bottom layer. I wanted my cake to be very girly, fit for a princess so I used all pink and violet. It would be very cute to use green here though to look like grass for the flowers.
So here you can see what I was talking about with the flowers. I poked the floral wired flowers right into the bottom layer of the cake. I iced her dress using violet icing coloring from Wilton. I added little pink pearls made by Wilton to the dress. In person the dress is actually a soft purple.
The pink stringy stuff you see is called eatable Easter grass. I've only seen it at Easter time and I am going out to buy a bunch in case I make this kind of cake again. I think it made it look really cute.
Finally I transferred her to her cake stand that I showed you earlier. Here she is:
So there she is. All done and fit for a little princess. Thanks for stopping by. I can make this cake with custom colors and princess. Just contact me with a comment or message and I can give you more information. I make cakes for my southern Indiana area. Thanks!