Beauty And The Beast Cake

Hi there,

Beauty and the Beast was one of my favourite Disney’s films when I was a kid. Since then, I’ve watched it countless times… And of course, I recently went to watch the new cinema version, which I really really loved!! Anyway, my cake is based on the cartoon movie from the 90′s.

Belle’s details (dress and roses) are fully made from buttercream and the Beast’s ones (horns and bow), out of  fondant -with cmc-. There are several ways to pipe buttercream ruffles but I decided to use a leaf nozzle, piping from bottom to top. The roses are simple rosettes piped with a large open star tip.

 

Hope you get inspired by it!

See you soon,

Sara

Sleeping Beauty Cake

Hi there,

This is the Sleeping Beauty cake that I made for a birthday party with this lovely theme. It was my favourite Disney film when I was a child!

Do you remember when the green Fairy (Fauna) tried to make Aurora’s 16th birthday cake without using her magic? That was a real mess! Not even her broom could hold the unbaked cake.

My design was inspired in Fauna’s wonky cake:

Hope you like it!

See you soon,

Sara

Rapunzel Cake

Hi there,

Here’s a handmade Rapunzel cake I made last week for Martina’s 4th birthday party. Girly, pinky & pretty :- )

Rapunzel’s long and blond braid was going around the whole cake. It was made out of yellow fondant, therefore it was completely edible, like everything else in that cake!

Have a lovely week!

Sara

Frozen Themed Party

Hi there,

Last week I made these Frozen themed treats for a four year-old girl, since her birthday party was completely based on the amazing film Frozen!

According to her mother, she was very very excited with her Elsa Cake.

It consisted of a real doll inserted in a dress-shaped cake. I carved a round four tier cake to form the shape.  To get more realistic fabric effects, I covered the cake with fondant. The upper part of the doll was also dressed with sugarpaste. And this was the result! My first doll cake!

I matched the cake with some Frozen themed cookies and tiny cupcakes. To get the snow effect, I sprinkled granulated sugar over wet royal icing.

And here are the cupcakes! I tried to get really cold shades and colours to transmit the essence of Frozen. I also used crystal sugar to make the ice effect.

I hope you liked it. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any question!

Have a nice week.

Sara

Princess Cupcake Cake . 100% Gluten-Free

Hi there,

Last week I made a princess cake to celebrate a little girl’s 3rd birthday. Amongst all the ideas I suggested to her mother, she was happy about the one of a princess formed by tiny gluten-free cupcakes, as it would be a pretty original design and it’d be easier to serve than a regular cake (you don’t have to cut it, so no mess at all!).

“Feliz Cumpleaños” means “Happy Birthday” in Spanish

Using a gluten-free recipe, we take care of all those people with wheat allergy. Gluten-free doesn’t mean tasteless at all! Those cakes can be also very yummy, as well as beautiful, since they can be decorated in many ways.

To make this lovely princess (wheter gluten-free or not), you’ll need:

♥  18″x14″ oblong cake board

2 regular cupcakes + sugarpaste >> Head, plait & upper body → Decorate them before attaching to the board.

30 tiny cupcakes + pink buttercream piped with a closed star tip >> Dress → Pipe them after attaching to the board.

◊ The cupcakes can be attached to the cake board with a bit of buttercream applied on their base. Then, press them against the board. It’ll act as a glue.

What a long plait!

I’d also like to share some tips about gluten-free cakes which I learnt whilst making these ones:

♣  Gluten is a protein that gives structure to the cake.  Our gluten-free cake can be very crumbly, dry and unstable because of the lack ot this specific protein if we don’t take some measures like the following ones:

♠ Use a gluten-free mix (flours and starchs) instead of just one type of flour, specially if that’s low in proteins (like rice flour). In this case, I used 65% rice flour and 35% cornflour. You can also  use commercial gluten-free mixes, easy to find in most of the supermarkets and ready to use.

♠ Use a bit of xanthan gum powder to give more structure to your cake (I use 1/2 tsp per 150 grs of flour).

♠ Use a recipe that produces a pretty liquid mixture  -to prevent the sponge from drying (gluten-free cakes tend to dry quite a lot) and to keep it moister-.

I hope you give this princess a try!

Thanks for reading.

Sara

 

Lovely Princess Cupcakes

Hi there,

How are you doing?

One month ago I said goodbye to my last traditional oven and currently I have a new one. It’s a fan assisted one. I find it a bit tricky to use, but I guess it’s a matter of time to get used to it!

Yesterday I was experimenting with it. When the cupcakes came out from the oven, I quickly decided what their decoration would be: cute princesses wearing their elegant dresses!

To make the dresses, I piped a generous dollop of thick consistency buttercream on top of each cupcake. I put some coloured sugar into a wide bowl and I rolled in the cupcakes to give the dress a special texture. Buttecream gives the domed shape of the dress and works as a glue to stick the sugar.

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How To Make Coloured Sugar

Put some granulated sugar into a resealable bag. Add some food colouring by means of a toothpick. Shake and rub for a while until getting an even colour. This sugar can be easily preserved inside the same resealable bag for several weeks.

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I made the paper toppers by cutting some princess pictures and sticking them onto a toothpick. I used the images from this link: http://www.colorear-dibujos.com/dibujos-disney-para-colorear/princesas-disney/wallpapers-princesas-disney/wallpaper-princesas-diney2.jpg

Finally, I inserted the toppers into the cupcakes . In addition, I also added some beautiful cupcake wrappers.

I hope you find them nice and easy to make and you give them a try to sweeten a little girl’s birthday party, for example ;)

When I was a child my favourite one was the Sleeping Beauty. Which one was yours?

Have a nice weekend,

Sara