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Simple Princess Birthday Cake Tutorial
Jaqui

Simple Princess Birthday Cake Tutorial

by Jaqui
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Make a cake fit for a princess with this easy step-by-step cake tutorial! This one-tier cake with pearl and diamante design will add lots of sparkle and shine to a birthday party and is sure to be loved by the little ones! This elegant and simplistic design looks impressive and is perfect for those looking to expand their skills. Other cakes you can try in our princess theme include our princess doll cake tutorial, which is a little trickier but looks really impressive!

you will need...

  • Rolling Pin
  • 200g Silver Modelling Paste
  • Cutting Wheels
  • Small Heart Cutter
  • Cake Smoother
  • 125g White Sugarpaste
  • Small Bead Cutter
  • Small Diamante Letters
  • White Cake Dragees
  • 2m Pearl Cake Trim
  • Large Star Cutter
  • Cake Pop Stick
  • Bow Clikstix
  • Silver Lustre Dust
  • Shimmer Pink Lustre Dust
  • FMM Funky Alphabet & Number Cutter Set
  • Two White Sugar Roses - Medium
  • Light Pink Sugarpaste
  • Fuchsia Sugarpaste

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instructions

You're going to need to firstly bake a cake and cover this in light pink sugarpaste. You'll also need to cover a cake drum with fuschia sugarpaste and decorate the edge of this with pink ribbon. If you need help with this, try out our how to cover a round cake with sugarpaste tutorial, or our how to cover a cake drum with sugarpaste tutorial. You can of course make whatever size cake you like, but we find using an 8” cake and 11” cake drum works particularly well for this design.

Making The Crown

1. Ok so you've baked and covered your cake and cake drum, and now you're ready to decorate! Start by taking your silver modelling paste and rolling this out to approximately 3mm thick. You'll need to use around 1 ½ packs of the modelling paste.

2. Now that you've rolled out your silver modelling paste, you'll need to cut out a crown shape. Take a look at the tutorial photos for an idea of how to shape this. You can use both a large cutting wheel and a smaller cutting wheel (to help you with the smaller curves). The crown should measure roughly 8" in width and 4" in height (to the tip of the crown).

3. Using the smaller cutting wheel, make a slight indentation around the edge of the crown to create detail. This should be roughly 1cm from the edge.

4. Next, take your small heart cutter and carefully press this into the modelling paste, about 1” from the top point of the crown.

5. To make the crown stand up, pick this up with your hands and gently bend it into shape. The crown should have a natural curve to it, and the base should form a slight semi-circle. Place this to one side to dry standing.

6. Now you'll need to make a 'bead' effect around the base of the crown, and there's a really simple way to do this! Take a small piece of white sugarpaste and roll it into a sausage shape. Place the sausage onto the bead cutter and clamp the sides together. Release the clamp and remove the sugarpaste. You'll now have a lovely row of white beads! If you need to, trim off the excess sugarpaste using a knife or a sharp pair of scissors.

7. Attach the row of beads to the base of your crown, securing into place using a little edible glue. You can now also add other details to the crown, such as pearl trim (positioned just above the white beads) and white pearl dragees. We've placed 3 dragees at every point of the crown in a triangular pattern, but of course feel free to experiment! Use the small end of the ball modelling tool to indent the modelling paste, and then sit each dragee into place. Glue everything into position once you're satisfied.

8. A lovely idea to tie the crown together is to add diamante letters to the front of the crown. Here we have used the name 'Mia', but of course you can choose to write whatever you like! The letters can easily be stuck to the crown using edible glue and a little pressure with your fingertips.

Making The Drapes

9. So now you've finished the decoration on your crown, you can move onto the decoration on your cake. For the drapes, firstly roll out some light pink sugarpaste until it is relatively thin (no more than 1mm in thickness). Cut the sugarpaste into a long rectangular shape.

10. Next, take a cake pop stick and place this under the edge of your sugarpaste. Place a second cake pop stick on top of the sugarpaste and align this so that you can feel that the cake pop sticks are next to each other. Take another stick and place this under the sugarpaste, and then another and place this on top, etc. It may be easier to understand this step by looking at the tutorial photos.

11. Press the cake pop sticks together, making sure that you don't pierce the sugarpaste. Carefully remove the cake pop sticks one by one until you're left with a ridged pattern in your sugarpaste.

12. Pinch the ends of the sugarpaste together to form your first drape! You'll need to make roughly 5 of these in total, so go back and repeat steps 7, 8 and 9 before continuing.

13. Attach the drapes to your cake using a little edible glue. This part can be a bit tricky as the drapes can be heavy, so take your time.

14. To make the drapes more realistic, and to tidy up the joins between each one, create some small bows out of fuschia sugarpaste. An easy way to do this is to use bow clickstix. Simply roll out your fuschia sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick and press the clickstix into it. Press down on the release button to release the bow.

15. Stick the bows to the drapes using edible glue. At this point, you can also take your crown and place it on top of the cake.

Making The Wand

16. For the wand, firstly take the remaining silver modelling paste and roll this out to around 0.5cm thick. You need this to be relatively thick as you will need to fit a cake pop stick into it! Use a large star cutter to make a beautiful star shape.

17. Gently push the end of the cake pop stick through the centre of the star, ensuring that the stick doesn't pierce through the modelling paste!

18. For extra sparkle and shine, dust the star with a little antique silver lustre dust using a sable brush.

19. If the cake is for a birthday, it'd be a lovely idea to add the age of the person to the wand! We think the prettiest font to use for this is the FMM 'Funky Alphabet & Number set'. You can then simply roll out your fuchsia sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick and press the cutter into it to create the appropriate number. Dust the number with some of the shimmer pink lustre dust and stick this to the star.

20. Place the wand on the top tier of the cake. You can either leave this loose or secure it to the cake using a little edible glue. If you do leave it loose, be sure to warn your guests that cake pop sticks are hard and can hurt your teeth if you bite too hard – especially if children try to eat this, so please do take care.

Finishing Touches

21. The final steps of the princess cake tutorial is to add the finishing touches! You're almost there! Take some white pearl dragees and place these in the centre of each bow. Then, take some of the pearl trim you used around the crown, and place this around the base of your cake, securing at the back.

22. Finally, place 3 white pearl dragees a vertical row just beneath each bow on your cake. Take the white sugar roses and position these slightly off-centre on your cake board for a truly spectacular look.

Ta-da! You've made a beautiful princess cake that will make your guests admire your hard work as it sparkles and shines! If you're feeling brave enough, why not make some matching cupcakes with these pretty crown rings and strawberry frosting to tie everything together! Superb!

 

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