Tinker Bell Fondant Cake How-To

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Your birthday fairy and her forest friends will fly circles around this magical cake from our Tinker Bell Party Ideas Guide. For more tasty ideas, dig in to our Girls Birthday Cake Ideas Guide!

Ingredients:

  • Two 6" cake rounds
  • Two daisy-shaped cake rounds
  • Buttercream icing
  • 2 boxes pre-rolled white fondant (total 72 oz.)
  • Icing color in violet, rose, green, yellow and red
  • Pre-made icing flowers (optional)
  • Dancing daisy icing decorations (optional)

Supplies:

  • Tinker Bell candles
  • Dancing Daisy cake pan
  • Fondant roller
  • Fondant smoother
  • Grass decorating tip #233
  • Round and star tips
  • Wilton decorating tips #16 and #3
  • Decorating bags and coupler
  • Pizza cutter or paring knife
  • Toothpicks

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Instructions:

  1. This cake is an edible Pixie Hollow! We made the bottom layer of the cake using a Dancing Daisy cake pan. The top layer is a 2-layer 6" cake round.

  2. To prepare your cake to be covered with violet fondant, ice it with a layer of buttercream icing.

  3. To tint the white fondant violet, use one box of pre-rolled fondant, make a ball and knead fondant until soft. Use a toothpick to dot violet icing color onto the fondant and knead until color is evenly distributed.

  4. Roll out the violet fondant. Place over the cake and smooth using a fondant smoother. Trim off the excess using a pizza cutter or paring knife.

  5. Time to make a sweet little fairy forest! Use bits of white and tinted fondant to make butterflies, leaves, flowers and toadstools. (Or use pre-made icing flowers – easy!) Using the second box of fondant, reserve some white for butterflies and the stems of the super-cute mushrooms! Then use the same toothpick technique to tint some white fondant 3 shades of green for the leaves, and your fave shades of yellow and pink for the flowers. Free-hand the shapes with a pizza cutter, or use small cookie cutters, and attach with buttercream icing.

  6. To create the grass, use green-tinted icing in a decorating bag with grass tip #233 and a coupler.

  7. To add details like the centers of the flowers and the spots on the toadstools with white icing, use a small round tip.

  8. We also piped a pretty decorative edge all along the bottom using violet-tinted icing and star tip #16.

  9. Add your Tink candles on top and serve up some pixie perfection!