Princess Themed Party Food Part Four: The Princess Cake

A cake is the centerpiece of every party. This party was no different. As I combed through pages in the internet looking for princess themed food, I came across princess cakes aka Barbie cakes. I had not seen one of these before. I am wondering if this is because they weren’t popular where I grew up. Either way, once I saw this work of art (it truly is) I had to try it.

I bake. I like to bake. But decorating cakes is intimidating to me. Especially one this magnificent. Nonetheless I pressed forward on this adventure.

What you need:

One Wilton Wonder Mold cake pan 

2 Boxes of cake mix I used Confetti Cake

Icing. I whipped up some butter cream icing from scratch BUT I just found out that Publix sells their butter cream icing in the bakery. Just ask them for some.

Cake decorating tips

Sandwich bags

You will want to start this cake at least one day ahead of when you need it.

Follow the directions for the Wilton Wonder Cake. If the pan is not properly greased and floured it will remove chunks of you cake as you remove it from the pan. I  didn’t lose any chunks, thankfully.

After your cake has cooled, place it in the freezer for 24 hours. This is why you want to start your cake ahead of time. A good friend at Radiant Lit told me if I froze my cake I could easily brush off the crumbs so they wouldn’t get in my icing. This was a very helpful tip and worked.

My princess wanted a Belle cake to match her. As you get ready to make your icing and decorate I suggest setting your inspiration in front of you. I hung Belle’s dress up in the kitchen so I could look at it while I was decorating her cake.

Make your icing. Color the icing with food coloring if desired. I ended up making two batches of icing to finish my cake. I colored the first batch all yellow for the dress. The second batch I split up in to small bowls to make other colors for the dress.

I grabbed some sandwich bags, clipped the tip of them and inserted my decorating tip inside to poke through the hole. Before I added my icing to the bag and began my decorating, I spread a thin layer of icing all over the cake. I added icing to bags and began.

Take a deep breath and just start.

Here’s mine:

She LOVED the cake and loved the party.

She still talks about the strawberry soup and just asked me to make some more. When your six-year-old is still talking about food from a party two weeks ago, you know you scored! This concludes the Princess Themed Party Food. Hope I have been able to give you some inspiration for your princess parties.

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