Disney Princess Fondant Cake How To

Disney Princess Fondant Cake How To

A wish-come-true cake for your princesses!

Decorate an amazing two-tier cake that almost looks like a royal ball gown! This candy-covered fondant cake features edible ribbons and bows and yummy candy pearls. See our Disney Princess Fondant Cake How-To for step-by-step instructions to make this legendary cake! Have your little girl's fave princesses join the fun in the form of candles and matching plates and napkins.


Yield Servings vary Level Advanced
Disney Princess Fondant Cake
  • 2 two-layer cake rounds, 6 in. and 10 in. in diameter
  • Buttercream Icing
  • 2 boxes Pre-Rolled White Fondant
  • Rose iCing Color
  • Sky Blue Icing Color
  • Purple Icing Color
  • Yellow Icing Color
  • White Gumballs (about 35)
  • Pearl Sprinkles
  • Flower sprinkles
  • Disney Princess Birthday Candles
  • Fondant Roller
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • Decorating Bag
  • Round Decorating Tip #12
  • Toothpicks
  • 14 in. Cake Platter
Follow Instructions
1) Cover cakes with fondant
To prepare for covering with fondant, stack the 6 in. rounds and ice with buttercream icing. Repeat with the 10 in. rounds. (Don't put the two cakes together yet. That comes later!)
2) Create pink fondant
To create a pink-hued fondant for the bottom layer, knead a generous amount of white fondant until soft. Using a toothpick, dot rose icing color onto the fondant, and knead until color is evenly distributed.
3) Cover bottom tier
Roll out the pink fondant. Place over the larger cake and smooth using a fondant smoother. Trim off the excess with a pizza cutter or paring knife.
4) Prepare top tier
To create a blue-hued fondant for the top layer, repeat steps 2 and 3, using sky blue icing color.
5) Create fondant bows
Time to add some princess pizzazz! To make the fondant "ribbons" and "bows," color one ball of white fondant pink and a second ball purple. We created 8 pink ribbons and 8 purple bows. Attach to them to the cake with royal icing.
6) Attach gumballs
Gumball time! Decorate the base of the cake with large white gumballs. Secure them in place with buttercream icing. They look like a giant string of pearls fit for royalty!
7) Attach pearls
Add more teeny-tiny mini pearls all over the blue cake. What a pretty effect! Secure them by piping a bit of royal icing with a decorating bag and round tip.
8) Pipe buttercream pearls
Decorate the bottom edge of the top layer by piping white buttercream dots with round tip 12.
9) Create fondant flowers
Decorate the top with enchanting flowers. For the roses, make 1/2 in. x 3 in. strips of fondant in yellow, purple and pink and roll to create roses.
10) Finish flowers
Give colorful flower-shaped sprinkles the royal treatment by adding tiny white pearl sprinkles to the centers. Pipe dots of buttercream icing to attach.
11) Top with candles
The finishing touch? Make it official with Disney Princess candles on top. The kids can name their favorite movies: Snow White, Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Tangled and Princess and the Frog. Adorbs!

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