Friday, 4 November 2011

Cinderella Goes to the Ball

.. in her new ballroom dress


My first attempt of a Cinderella Birthday cake and just in case you would like to know how I made it:
The Cinderella doll was given to me by the Dad of the little lady who has birthday this weekend. I first considered buying a specific doll baking tin but as I wanted to fill the cake with jam and Buttercream I decided it would maybe be better to bake individual round cakes (8", vanilla sponge) and then do a bit of sculpting. Not really being into Barbie/Cinderella dolls myself I was really surprised to find that her legs are so extremely long! It took three sponges, some jam and Vanilla buttercream and a double layer of soft icing to match sort of the height between her feet and waist - just amazing - but I didn't want to take the legs off ... I heart it could be difficult to assemble them again (lol)
So once the cakes were ready for decorating a friend of mine came to give a helping hand in wrapping up the legs in cling film to stabilise the doll and to avoid her getting too messy and to cut the necessary hole in the middle of the sponges. After this I sculpted the cake, filled it and decorated the cake - which is always one of the best parts of the process.
The little princess and her family and friends will have to eat a lot of cake and I hope she likes it! Have a great weekend, Petra.

15 comments:

Jingle said...

That turned out fabulously!

Cath Wilson said...

That's stunning, Petra. Love the colours you used and the dress looks so realistic. Lovely flowers, too. Lots of work - I hope she appreciates it x

trisha too said...

She's too pretty to eat, Petra!!!

:)

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is fabulous - and I bet it tastes delicious! xx

craftattack said...

What a stunning cake! I want one for my birthday! Hugs, Valerie

Sharon said...

Wow this is amazing for a first attempt - what a gorgeous cake!

Netty said...

oooh she is going to LOVE it, you have done fabulously Petra, the dress looks straight out of Disney. Annette x

Lynn Stevens said...

Boy does that bring back memories! I had a Barbi cake when I was a little girl, bst cake I ever had! You did a wonderful job with it!
hugs Lynn

Terry said...

I am without words! Holy Cow! Ok, two words! Have a sweet weekend!

Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh Petra, you're so talented - the cake looks amazing - what little girl (or big girl even!!) wouldn't love it - I know I would (and I'm really quite big - lol) ...... and my mouth's watering now too!

Michele said...

impressive! what a fabulous cake. xo

Dezinaworld said...

Wow thats fantastic Petra, what a beautiful cake and so well crafted
hugs June xxx

~*~Patty S said...

the birthday girl must have been over the moon with your enchanted cake creation dear Petra!

it is a birthday I bet she never forgets

I am just wondering who could make the first cut into such a masterpiece...
oxo

Dallying Debz said...

Wow I know you said you had cakes to make but this ... its amazing!

Marjie Kemper said...

You are so talented! That cake is incredible. I'm sure the birthday girl will be over the moon with pleasure.

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