A magical girl’s birthday cake so easy to make it doesn’t require a fairy godmother to help make it. In her beautiful blue ball gown, this cake is sure to dazzle. The special food-safe doll makes a great keepsake after the party.
Mix 2 cups of dark blue, 6 cups of blue and 3 cups of light blue icing. To get a dark blue icing, mix white icing with 80% royal blue color and 20% violet color. For the blue, mix white icing with royal blue color until it matches the bodice of the doll. To make light blue icing, mix 90% royal blue color and 10% violet color until it matches the sleeves of the doll.
Stack three 8” round cake layers on a 10” Round Cake board. Fill with white icing between each layer.
Tip: Make icing the layers easy. Place white icing in a large pastry bag and use a 2 ¼” Wide Cake Icer Tip #790 to apply to each layer.
Using the doll from the Disney Princess Cinderella Signature Doll DecoSet® Cake Topper, measure the doll at the side of the cake. The top layer of the cake should end at Cinderella’s hips. If the cake is too low, add another layer.
Insert the Cinderella doll in the center of the top of the cake, feet first until she reaches her hips. Do not remove the plastic covering over her legs and skirt as this protects the doll.
Using a serrated knife carve the stacked cakes to create the shape of the skirt. Cut starting at the top layer and about a 45 degree angle.
Press the cake down with your hands to make sure the cake crumbs are adhered to the cake to make base icing easier and more crumb free.
Using the blue icing that matches the bodice, base ice the cake with 2 ¼” Wide Cake Icer Tip #790. Smooth with a Cake Decorator’s Icing Scraper.
Using a straight spatula, start at the base of the dress and smooth upward toward the doll to create pleats in the icing for the dress.
Pipe a wide light blue band around the base of the cake using Basket Weave Tip #897.
Add light blue ruffles using Large Rose Tip #127 to the base of the cake on the sides and back. Leave the front of the cake open. Use a wavy, up and down pattern. Create two rows of ruffles aligning the ups ad downs in each row.
Using a spatula, start at the front center of the Ariel doll and trace a line that goes down and each side of the cake and back up the waist of the doll creating the pattern to follow when piping the peplum.
Continuing with light blue icing use XL Piping Tip #805 and pipe the peplum by starting with the lowest layer. Follow the line you just traced and pipe a bead ribbon. Then, continue adding loops inside the previous one until you reach the doll’s waist. Don’t worry about perfection at the waist, that will be finished in an upcoming step.
Using Rose Tip #103, add a light blue band around the waist of the doll to give the peplum a finished look and make the doll a seamless part of the cake.
With dark blue icing, use Rose Tip #104 to add a dark blue top ruffle to the dress. Starting at the front of the cake at the doll’s waist, pipe a flat ribbon to the top of the first layer of ruffles. Add a dark blue ruffle to the top of the layers of light blue ruffles on around the base of the cake and then back up the other side to the waist.
Pipe the swirly details to the base of the skirt with light blue icing and Piping Tip #2.