Cute-as-a-Button Lalaloopsy Cake

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Doll up a plain-Jane cake for your little girl's special day! Present her with this Cute-as-a-Button Lalaloopsy Cake from our Lalaloopsy Party Ideas Guide, full of tips and ideas to get your party plans all buttoned up. And for more creative cakes and fun themes, check out our Girls Birthday Cake Ideas Guide.

Ingredients:

  • 2 two-layer round cakes, 6" and 10" in diameter
  • Buttercream icing
  • 2 boxes pre-rolled white fondant
  • 1 box pre-rolled black fondant
  • Neon fondant set
  • Color icing kit
  • Creamy peach icing color
  • Edible food marker

Supplies:

  • Lalaloopsy birthday candles
  • Fondant roller
  • Fondant smoother
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • 12" skewers
  • Button and bow fondant mold
  • Toothpicks
  • 14" cake platter

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Instructions:

  1. To prepare your cake rounds for the fondant, ice them with a layer of buttercream icing.

  2. Take the pink fondant from the neon fondant set. Roll it out and cover the smaller cake, trimming off the excess with a pizza cutter or paring knife.

  3. For the larger cake, use toothpicks to dot one box of white fondant with sky blue icing color and knead until mixed. Roll out the fondant, cover the cake and trim off excess. Reserve the scraps and stack the cakes.

  4. Next, create your birthday girl's favorite Lalaloopsy doll to make your cake sew magical! Our fave is Mittens Fluff 'N' Stuff, but you can easily choose another hair color to create a different doll. Print a picture of your doll's head, lay the image on top of your leftover blue fondant and cut the fondant to its shape with a paring knife or pizza cutter.

  5. Cut the bangs from the blue fondant and score lightly with a knife or toothpick for hair effects. To make the hair, roll some blue fondant between your hands with a rubbing motion to form a rope, then cut into a few lengths.

  6. Dot a small bit of white fondant with creamy peach icing color and knead until you've reached the desired skin tone. Roll it out and cut the face portion.

  7. Tint a small portion of white fondant light pink, roll out and cut two small circles for the cheeks. Cut two smaller circles from the black fondant for the eyes. Use a toothpick to mark the details. Tip: The backs of piping tips in different sizes work perfectly for cutting out circles!

  8. To make the hair bows, take some rolled-out white fondant and cut two strips, each 3/4" by 3". Laying the strips flat, fold the two ends so they meet in the center, then take a thinner strip and wrap it around the middle. Twist off the excess from the back and use your fingers to gently shape the bows to your liking.

  9. To assemble, insert two skewers into the whole length of the cake with the ends sticking out of the top. Place the blue fondant head piece on the skewers, then "glue" on the face you've just made by dabbing water on all the pieces and attach to the blue head piece.

  10. Roll out the orange fondant from the neon fondant set. Cut a 1-inch wide strip long enough to wrap around the pink cake. Using the same technique described in Step 8, make an orange bow. Use water to "glue" the ribbon and bow to the cake.

  11. Gather any leftover fondant scraps you have along with fondant from the neon set. Use the button and bow fondant mold to create around 28 buttons and 6 flowers. Tint white fondant as needed in additional hues for more colorful buttons (we went all out!). Dab with water and "glue" to cake – no sewing required!

  12. Draw on all the details with a black food marker: Mittens's eyelashes and mouth; "stitches" for the orange ribbon and bow; and dotted lines connecting the flowers.

  13. Top your sew-cute cake with Lalaloopsy candles for a dessert that Crumbs Sugar herself couldn't beat!