Princess Cakes for Fiesta Friday 38

 

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Princess' cakes
Princess’ cakes

We made two  Princess’ Cakes for Fiesta Friday 38

Aeons ago I had posted  Princess Cake on this blog. Those were the days , I hadn’t known about  Fiesta Friday. So, this week me and my daughter thought of making two little princess’ cakes fresh and bring them over to the party. The entire process is the same. Just that this time we made two which we both decorated individually. FF 38 is hosted by the beautiful Angie as always. And this week , like the previous one she is joined by two awesome blogger friends Hilda and Julianna  . Come on every one, join me at The Novice Gardener’s  where fun never stops  ❤

 

Princess Cake : Baked by my Little Princess

Come Summer and it’s time for school vacations. My daughter wanted to do something exciting, besides learning Spanish that is. All the Masterchef shows and Ultimate Cake Off episodes she had been watching must have excited her, when one fine day she told me she wanted to make a cake which resembles a princess. All she had ever baked was cupcakes, but the excitement in her tone not only made me give her the permission but also gladly become her assistant. Honestly, even I had never ever made a ganache or a fondant. But I loved taking up the challenge. Thus started our journey into making the Princess cake. I named it the princess Cake not because it resembles a princess but because it is the hard work of my little princess.

Both of us knew how to make plain cakes and butter frosting but my daughter wanted to do a chocolate ganache icing and we had to learn that first. That part was easy. The tougher part was making the fondant and coloring it. When we were confident enough, we donned our aprons and the caps , armed ourselves with baking weapons and marched into the kingdom (spell kitchen)with a single goal in our minds ‘ CAPTURING THE PRINCESS ‘

First things First :

  • A plastic doll
  • Ingredients for making two large cup cakes
  • Ingredients for making the chocolate ganache
  • Ingredients for making the fondant
  • Cake board
  • Edible colors and Gold dust
  • Baking equipment
  • Leaf cutter

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It would be preferable to choose a plastic doll with plastic clothes so that none of her accessories would fall into the cake. But we couldn’t find one. So had to make do with this one by taping her clothes tightly.

 

Next we baked two large cup cakes.

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We made a hole in the center of both the cup cakes and slipped the doll into it. To avoid her swaying my daughter slipped in some M&Ms/Cadbury gems to fill the gaps.

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Next we baked a round vanilla cake for the base.

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My daughter made the chocolate ganache icing all by herself. It was easy so I let her do that alone. I will be posting the recipe soon . You can use Butter cream frosting too, but I vouch by this one. The fondant sticks beautifully on this.

Now comes the toughest part, that of conquering the fondant. I just watched while my daughter did the most messy bit of work. First she with the air of a seasoned baker made the fondant without the marshmallows (recipe will follow soon), colored more than half of it and rolled it out. I like a humble assistant cut out leaf shapes with the help of a leaf cutter.

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Then came the assembling part. We placed the dolled cupcakes on the base cake and covered it  and the base cake with the ganache. Then we started sticking the fondant leaves starting from the bottom of the cupcakes to the top. The leaves stuck beautifully as we worked our way up. make sure the ganache doesn’t dry up. but if it does put a fresh layer.  Our imagination was finally taking shape.We sprayed some edible gold dust on the dress to give a final royal touch to the dress. The base cake was decorated by making some leaves and flowers out of the white fondant we had saved and sprayed them with some edible colors. We could have done better but this was the first time, so the sloppiness could be excused I think.

But on the whole, it was a beautiful experience which we will both cherish for a lifetime…….

LO and Behold! The Princess was ours…..

Vanilla Cake covered in chocolate ganache and molded to look like a princess...
Vanilla Cake covered in chocolate ganache and molded to look like a princess…
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35 Comments Add yours

  1. She is definitely gorgeous! And, the memories of making it with your daughter will always be cherished. Thank you for sharing, happy FF!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 🙂 It was really a beautiful experience ❤

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  2. How lovely that you and your daughter did this together – it looks just stunning too – great job, both of you! Happy Fiesta Friday to you both…

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Selma 🙂 We really had fun doing it together. Happy FF to you too.

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  3. How beautiful and how wonderful you and your daughter made these together. Happy #FF

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. We were doing this the second time round and had a lot of fun 🙂

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  4. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says:

    Coolest thing EVERRRRR.. I would have just loved doing this when I was little, (or now, haha!)… I loved dolls, this is soooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks soooo much Stephanie 🙂

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  5. I love princess cakes, I made a Rapunzel one for my niece’s 4th birthday.I’m sure your daughter will cherish the fun of making these as she grows up!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Michelle 🙂 You are an expert at baking. And Rapunzel Wow!!! I will look for it on your blog 🙂

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  6. chefjulianna says:

    How wonderful that you are making such sweet memories with your daughter! She will never forget this! Your cake is just too cute! Thanks so much for bringing the princess along to the party. I know everyone will just love her! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for the warm welcome Chef. My daughter really comes up with ideas and wants to try them so much. But her school keeps her tied. So just keeps looking for holidays to don her apron 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Anjana 🙂

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  7. Beautiful cake for your little Princess, a lovely experience for your little one too 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear. It indeed was. Happy FF to you too 🙂

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  8. What an adorable cake – I made one some time ago but not as beautiful as yours 🙂 I had a Wilton cake mold and they sold the dolls too so much easier to make!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… Thank you so much 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Simi 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nell 🙂

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  9. Hilda says:

    That is a lovely account of your daughter inspiring you to tackle this ambitious cake. She must be very talented! A really pretty cake!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Hilda 🙂 Now she is challenging me to try macarons, something I fear making 🙂

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  10. muthahar says:

    Masha allah beautiful cake made by your little princess my love to your princess

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I will pass it on to her ❤ 🙂

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  11. Suchitra says:

    Mother-daughter time is precious and makes for wonderful memories! Enjoy these moments!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Suchitra 🙂

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  12. Hari Qhuang says:

    1 word … WOW!!! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  13. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  14. LFFL says:

    That’s so ADORABLE!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww.. thank you 🙂

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