A princess cake makes a perfect birthday cake for any little girl no matter what Disney princess she loves. While it is a sculpted cake it is one of the simplest and easiest cakes to create. Fondant designs with ruffles, frills, swags, and bows are the easiest additions to make a girls dream dress. The best part is that you can even get the little girl to be part of the making process.
Bake Cake in one 6" ball pan and one 6" round cake - see 30 plus layer cake recipes here
Cool cakes completely before decorating.
Prepare filling and frosting - see 30 plus frosting recipes here
Prepare simple syrup
Torte cake sphere in half
Brush each layer with simple syrup
Stack the cake layers on the cake board - spreading a generous amount of frosting between each layer.
Place in the fridge for 15 minutes so the layers do not move.
If you plan to use a doll with legs - hollow out the top end of the skirt making space for the doll legs (alternatively you can just use the top half of the doll body)
Then frost the cake with chocolate ganache or more buttercream - use a spatula to smooth the layers.
Chill the cake in the fridge for an hour of more so the ganache sets firm
Cover with fondant
Brush the cake lightly with water - wipe off any excess
Roll white fondant and cover the cake smoothing all around -
Cut off any excess.
Decorations - Billowing technique
Roll more white fondant - cut into squares or rectangular pieces
Pinch the two short sides as shown in the video.
Arrange each billow on the cake - front of the dress
Continue to make these until you have a tapered design from top to the bottom. As shown in the video.
Decorations - Ruffles
Roll a long strip of fondant about 4 inches in width.
Pinch or pleat the fondant as shown in the video
Use a rolling pin to press the center (length wayin. This will fuse the fondant as one
Cut the pleated strip from the center so you have two ruffles
Place these around the cake
Adjust the ends of the ruffles with the fondant billows placed earlier.
Decorations - Skirt
Roll some fondant strips in turquoise fondant
Stencil a pattern using gold luster dust as shown in the video
Cut the strip to the size needed for the skit.
Attach pinched on the top and flared over the skirt.
Decoration - Front Ruffles
Roll and cut two long strip of turquoise
Fold it to create pleats
Arrange in front of the skirt as shown in the video
Making sure to arrange all the previous fondant designs neatly.
Decoration - Swag
Roll a long strip of turquoise
Fold it to create pleats as shown in the video
Cut into smaller sections to create swags around the dress.
Wrap a plastic doll in cling wrap
You can use only the top half of the doll or insert the doll into the cake
If using only the top use a skewer to anchor the doll in place.
Cover the top of her body in with fondant - as shown in the video
Gently place the doll in place
Add a fondant belt for the doll to cover the seam between the body and skirt.
Add a fondant bow on the back.
Turquoise fondant can be used to create accents like bodice lines and sleeves.
To finish the dress add some dragees over each fondant billow
Small roses over each swag.
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