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Princess Doll Cake Tutorial
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Princess Doll Cake Tutorial

by Heather
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This tutorial will show you how to make a fabulous cake fit for a princess! Here we have used a doll cake pick to make this princess-inspired cake that is sure to put a huge smile on your child's face! You can even experiment with styles and colours - why not use this method to make your own Frozen 'Elsa' or 'Anna' cake? Either way, this beautiful cake is perfect for a birthday and can be customised to suit you - we also have a range of blonde, brunette and read-head doll cake picks so you can personalise your design! If you're mad about Disney, why not make a Disney princess doll cake with matching Disney princess cupcakes? The options are endless.

you will need...

  • 8" Sponge Cake
  • 6" Semi-Circle Sponge Cake
  • Cake leveller
  • 500g Frosting/Buttercream
  • 11" Cake Drum
  • Large Floral Texture Sheet
  • Rolling Pin
  • White Sugar Florist Paste
  • Large Round Cutter
  • Small Round Cutter
  • Cel Stick
  • Doll Cake Pick
  • PME Flower Cutter Set
  • Bow Mould
  • Light Pink Sugarpaste
  • Fuchsia Pink Sugarpaste
  • Small Bead Cutter
  • Snowflake Lustre Dust
  • Sable Brush
  • Small Floral Texture Sheet
  • Fuchsia Grosgrain Ribbon

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Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8" Rd
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Cake Decorating Leveller
Cake Decorating Leveller
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Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
Vanilla Flavoured Icing & Frosting 500g
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Floral Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6
Floral Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6
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Non Stick 12
Non Stick 12" Rolling Pin
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Sugar Florist/Gum Paste - White
Sugar Florist/Gum Paste - White
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Plain & Fluted Round Cutter Set
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PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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Cel Stick
Cel Stick
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Doll Cake Pick - Brunette
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PME Flower Cutter Set x 3
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Culpitt Light Pink Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.69
Renshaws Regalice Fuchsia Pink Sugarpaste 250g
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FMM Sugarcraft Bead Cutter No 2 (4mm)
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Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Lustre Dust - Claret Wine
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Lustre Dust - Claret Wine
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£2.29
Sable Brush - Large (Size 6)
Sable Brush - Large (Size 6)
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Small CDS Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6 - Floral
Small CDS Sugarpaste Texture Sheets x 6 - Floral
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Fuchsia Grosgrain Ribbon
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instructions

You'll need to have baked or bought two sponge cakes (of any flavour). One should be a round 8" cake and the other a 6" semi-circle shaped cake.

Preparing The Cakes

1. Once you have baked your cakes, you'll need to prepare them before you can begin to decorate. The first step is to level your cakes so that you get rid of any bumps or uneven surfaces. Use a cake leveller and slice the bottom of your semi-circle to create a flat and completely level surface.

2. Sit your semi-circle cake on top of your round one. You're now going to need to carve your 8" round cake into the correct shape. Carve away from the semi-circle cake in a diagonal line to create a triangular shape. Work your way around the cake until it has all been carved. For guidance, see photo (4).

3. The next step is to buttercream your cakes. Place a layer of buttercream between the semi-circle cake and your round one and then sandwich them back together. You now need to buttercream the entire cake with a palette knife.

Decorating The Cake Drum

4. Now that the cake is prepared, you can move onto the cake drum. Roll out your baby pink sugarpaste and drape this over the cake drum, using your cake smoother to flatten this out against the board. Trim around the edge of the drum using a sharp knife.

5. Next, take your large floral texture sheet (any pattern you like) and place this over the cake drum. Using a rolling pin, press the pattern into the sugarpaste and then carefully remove the texture sheet. You may need to repeat this process several times to cover the entire board with the pattern.

6. You can now sit your cake in the centre of the cake drum.

Creating The Frills Of The Dress

7. Now you can move on to decorating the cake! The first thing you're going to need to do is make the frills for the dress. Start by taking a piece of white sugar florist paste and roll this out as thin as you can without tearing it. Using a large round cutter, cut out a circle shape. Use a smaller round cutter to cut out a small circle from the centre of your large one. Next, take a knife and slice down one side of the ring (see photo 10).

8. Now you're going to create a frilled edge. To do this, take the cel stick and roll this along the edge of the sugar florist paste, section at a time. Rock the stick back and forth to make the edges of the florist paste fluted. You'll need to do this against a hard board or surface, otherwise it won't work!

9. Gently stretch out your frilled sugar florist paste and stick this to the bottom of your cake. Repeat steps 7 - 9 until you have covered the front of the cake with frills (see photo 14).

10. Next you're going to cover the rest of the cake to make the 'dress' complete. Take your pink sugarpaste and roll this out to roughly 2mm thick. Using a sharp knife or cutting wheel, cut this into a trapezium shape. Wrap the sugarpaste around the cake, starting from the back, ensuring that you leave the front of the dress (where the frills are) open.

Decorating The Doll Pick

11. Take a piece of baby pink sugarpaste roughly the size of a golf ball and roll this out to 1mm thick. You're going to need to make a bodice for your doll cake pick. The top half of the bodice should look heart shaped, so you can use a heart or flower cutter to make this. The bodice should also have two straps to wrap around the back of the doll. See photo 20 for guidance.

12. Add detail to the bodice by using the floral impression mat to create a lovely pattern on the sugarpaste.

13. Wrap the bodice around the doll cake pick, moulding into place using your fingertips.

14. Place the doll cake pick into the centre of the cake.

Making The Finishing Touches To The Doll

15. Add ribbon detail to the bottom of the bodice by using a bow mould with some pink sugarpaste. Press a piece of pink sugarpaste into the mould and then use a knife to cut away the excess sugarpaste. Release the bow by bending the mould. Roll out another piece of pink sugarpaste to roughly 1mm thick and cut this into two strips, roughly 1cm in width.

16. Wrap the strips around the bottom of the bodice so that they cross over at the front of the dress, and then place the bow on top of this, securing into place using a little edible glue.

17. To make the necklace for the doll, firstly roll a piece of white sugarpaste into a long thin sausage. Use the bead cutter to make a pearl necklace effect. Remove the sausage from the bead cutter and lightly dust with a little silver lustre dust.

18. Wrap the necklace around the doll pick and cut to size. Secure at the back using a little edible glue.

19. Make a shawl for your doll by rolling out a piece of white sugar florist paste as thin as you can. Cut this into a rectangle that measures approximately 1.5" x 4". Pinch the ends of the rectangle and then wrap this around the arms of the doll.

20. Dab a little edible glue to the front of the doll to secure the shawl in place. Add detail to this by placing several white cake dragees at the front of the shawl to look like buttons.

Name & Number Plaques

21. To make the number plaque, start by rolling out a piece of white sugar florist paste to roughly 2mm thick. Using a blossom flower cutter, cut out the shape from the florist paste.

22. Now the base for your plaque is made, you can make the number. Roll out some fuchsia sugarpaste to 1mm thick and press the FMM Funky Number Set firmly into it to cut out the appropriate number.

23. It's up to you whether you leave the number as it is or slice off the swirly detail as we have done here (to make it fit better on the plaque). Use a little edible glue to secure the number to the flower plaque.

24. Now you need to make the name plaque. Firstly, take another piece of white sugar florist paste and roll this out, again to roughly 2mm thick. Use the ribbon cutter to make a strip long enough to fit the name on (leaving a little extra space at either end). Set the ribbon cutter to around 1.5cm in width.

25. Roll out some more fuchsia sugarpaste, again to about 1mm thick, and press the clikstix cutter into the sugarpaste. Give the cutter a little wiggle and then press down on the release bar. Cut out as many letters as you need to make the name.

26. Using a sharp knife, cut a triangle shape out of the ends of the name plaque to make 'tails' at either end. Stick the letters to the centre of the plaque using a little edible glue.

27. Stand the plaque upright and gently bend this into a wavy shape. Place both the name and number plaque on the cake drum (you can prop these against the cake for extra support if you need to).

 

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