Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got
and my Daughter's 4th Birthday Cake.
She likes to look through the pictures in my cake books and magazines. One day about a month ago I asked her to have a look and let me know what she would like for her Birthday. She picked up my 2002 Wilton Yearbook which featured Doll Cakes and that was it. At first I wasn't keen on the idea. Doll cakes are not my favorite but my girl wants what she wants and it is after all her Birthday. I was sure I could come up with an idea that I would like as well.
I knew I did not want to use a doll pick topper. So I had to decide on a Disney Princess to use. She had never seen Cinderella and didn't have any Cinderella dresses or toys so I thought it would be perfect to introduce her to one of my childhood favorites and try to make her Birthday as magical as possible. I rented a copy of Cinderella and she instantly fell in love with it.
Now for the cake. As I mentioned Doll Cakes are not my favorite thing. I really wanted there to be something more to it so I trawled the internet until I found this picture. The magical moment the Fairy Godmother turns Cinderella into the beautiful Belle of the Ball. That was it, the cake would be Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother.
So here was the inspiration.......
.........and the result.
For the Cinderella cake I purchased the Cinderella Doll from the Disney Store. I used the Wilton Classic Wonder Mold Tin. I had come across a blog post I loved by Corner House for making amazing Doll Cakes so rather than post my own instructions if you click on the Corner House link above her cakes are amazing. I was really really happy with how my Cinderella turned out following her instructions. I placed Cinderella on a 10in round drum covered with fondant and embossed with the PME Star Cutter
My Fairy Godmother was a Rice Krispie Cake covered with Buttercream and Fondant and I used Fondant to model her face and hands. I sat her on a 8in round drum covered with fondant and embossed with the PME Star Cutter. I used a small sparkler for the wand with the idea it would look impressive to light this along with the candle when we sung Happy Birthday. It would have, but unfortunately my sparkler was more of a fizzler and we only got a brief moment of the "magic" I had envisioned before it quickly burnt out and wouldn't relight. Ohhh, well.
To complete the ensemble I created a wired starburst. I created several stems of stars using a set of PME Star Cutters and 28 Guage Wire, then taped with white floral tape to a long piece of craft modeling wire which was great for this because I could bend and shape it anyway I wanted and it held the shape and would stand up like I needed to wrap around Cinderella.
And that was it. Here they are all set up for the day of the party.
Getting ready to sing Happy Birthday :)
A Homemade Castle Pinata and a Bouncy Castle. It was supposed to be a Princess Bouncy Castle but the company only wrote "Disney" when I placed my reservation instead of "Disney Princess" so we got a Disney one instead. Nevermind, the kids had a blast and the Boy's where probably secretly grateful LOL.
The Cinderella Cake may have turned out lovely
but my princess was definitely the Belle of the Ball :)