Friday, September 20, 2013

Cinderella Birthday Cake

I got commissioned to do a Cinderella cake for a very young birthday celebrant, Jeanine who turned 5 last week.  Her uncle Nick contacted me months ago while I was still in school and asked me to do a cake for his niece. I can sense these two have a great relationship together so it was such a pleasure making this cake.  I was actually feeling the pressure for this project, just because  I know how kids are and how detailed they can get.  Kids know their stuff  and this little girl was no exception. She knew exactly what she wanted in a very detailed fashion which made me quite nervous, so I knew I had to up my game on this one.  She requested a princess themed cake specifically Cinderella. Growing up,  Cinderella was my favorite Disney princess,  so this project was perfect.  For this cake I stayed true to Cinderella's gown colors which is baby blue.  My goal was to create a cake that is elegant and not cheesy. I see a lot of princess themed cakes that are way too busy and it looks very overwhelming.  For this cake,  I took a minimalistic approach and used a couple of cake decorating techniques, like quilting and draping.  Everything on this cake is edible and handmade.  The tiara is made out of fondant and sugar paste and painted with gold luster dust.  I also brushed the entire cake with silver luster dust to make the fondant sparkle as well.  To finish the cake, I added white sugar pearls in between the quilted pattern and small blossoms on top of the draping.  I'm really glad I was able to complete this project the way I  envisioned it to be and from what I heard from Jeanine's uncle and grandma, she loved her cake that she didn't even want to cut it! With that feedback, I can breathe a sigh of relief that I made this little girl happy.

Happy Birthday Jeanine and may all your dreams and wishes come true!



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