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June 28, 2008

It's Time For A Birthday Party, So Let's Have A Tinkerbelle Cake!

Tinkerbell Cake

So it's not perfect, but here it is! This year Alexis decided that she wanted to have a Tinkerbell birthday party. OK, that sounded good to me, so my mind immediately started thinking. I knew I wanted to do a topsy turvy cake, but I didn't want to make it too topsy turvy because I was worried about it slipping into a cake disaster.

I also knew that ultimately I wanted the top layer to be flat, because my initial plan was to put a Tinkerbell snow globe on top of the cake, but I failed to check the dimensions of the snow globe we purchased and let's just say it was as big as Alexis' head and leave it at that! So obviously without out some serious support that wasn't happening so we went to plan B and we ended up with multiple Tinkerbells, because you know just one is not enough! ;o)

Tinkerbell Cake: Cakes Minus One

So first of all I baked the cakes. I doubled this recipe to make 5 layers and then had to make 1/4 of the recipe to make the last layer after the first five were baked since I only had one pan in the size of the middle layer. So once the first cakes baked, I whipped up 1/4 of the recipe and baked another layer. The layers cooled and then I put them in airtight containers and left them overnight.

Tinkerbell Cake: Ready For Crumb Coat

Yesterday afternoon I began construction. As you can see above I cemented the layers together with icing. Then we proceeded from there with a crumb coat, since this was a crumby cake that was necessary.

Tinkerbell Cake: Ready For Piping and Finishing

Once the crumb coat was on, and the regular layer of icing was added I let it sit for an hour or so while we had dinner and then came back and added the green borders.

Tinkerbell Cake: Tinks In A Row

Who needs just one Tinkerbell when you can have a bazillion instead?

And now the cake is under cover awaiting this afternoon when it can be pulled out and devoured!

Tinkerbell Cake: Resting For The Party

And after all isn't that what a party is all about? I can tell you how I see the icing isn't smooth enough and this didn't turn out well enough and that could have been better, but in the end it's about eating the cake and all about how a certain little girl feels and as long as she likes it then the rest just doesn't matter.

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm off to blow up balloons and make a Tinkerbell fairy wonderland!

Posted by Dianne at June 28, 2008 7:03 AM

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Comments

I can't wait to try the "crummy" cake. It looks delicious.

I also don't typically care about how smooth the icing is. I fully believe that the uglier a cake is the better it tastes, although the tinkerbell cake looks nowhere near ugly. I don't know if you've ever tried it, but the last time I made a cake with buttercream I tried the dip the spatula in warm water trick and it really does work.

Posted by: Leann at June 28, 2008 1:05 PM

Wow! It's beautiful!

Posted by: Allie at June 28, 2008 1:38 PM

Thanks! Alexis really loved it so that is all that matters in the end. :o)

Posted by: Dianne at June 29, 2008 10:53 AM

Wow, that's one darling cake!

Posted by: Susan/Wild Yeast at June 29, 2008 8:58 PM

Oh, that is one cute cake! We don't worry about smoothing the buttercream either, mostly because our boys really don't care, they just want to eat! :-)

Posted by: Andrea at June 29, 2008 10:16 PM

Oh, that is one cute cake! We don't worry about smoothing the buttercream either, mostly because our boys really don't care, they just want to eat! :-)

Posted by: Andrea at June 29, 2008 10:17 PM

yes its all looks delicious

Posted by: mary boyce at July 2, 2008 9:51 AM

We had cake for days and then it finally dried out. It was very good while it lasted though! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at July 4, 2008 9:56 AM

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