Yesterday my Girly- Girl turned 4. I would say she's getting so big, but she's still so tiny =)
She is completely enthralled with princesses and asked for a princess cake. I bargained with her and got her to agree to a castle.
This is what she wanted:
And this is what she ended up with:
With it being a very small party, I didn't make the cake as big as the instructions called for, only 2 layers instead of 4.
Girly- girl is very happy with the results. I'm so glad 4 yr olds are so easy to please =)
This was my first attempt at using fondant and I can say it was easier than I thought it would be. I still need to perfect building the cake- this one turned out a little uneven. But, having the right tools would make that a lot easier.
Two strawberry cakes and a few extra cupcakes that we ate last night.
The butter cream layer. A special cake spatula would have made this a lot easier. And freezing the cakes would have been nice too.
Fondant hides a lot of mistakes. And you can see that my top layer wasn't quite even.
Coloring your own pre- made fondant isn't very easy. I still have purple hands from kneading it. But, I do like the swirled affect.
I *heart* premade sugar decorations.
I will eventually learn how to make royal frosting decorations. Heck, I might even take some cake decorating classes someday =)
Junior- junior decided he wanted to wear the princess headband.