My niece requested a princess cake for her 5th birthday. There were a lot of people invited so I went ahead and made two cakes.
The credit for the crown cake can be found here. I chose to use graham crackers rather than cookies because it was much easier and I wanted the crown to be pink. Here is how to make it:
1. Bake and frost a two-layer round cake of your choice. I used milk chocolate cake mix (with buttermilk instead of water). I frosted it with homemade cream cheese icing.
2. Trim a dozen graham crackers to create a triangular tip.
3. Melt pink candy wafers in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds. Dip graham crackers into melted candy and place on a cooling rack.
4. Decorate each candy coated graham cracker using candy of your choice.
5. Press the decorated graham crackers onto the sides of a frosted 2-layer cake. Pipe icing between each graham cracker to conceal the edges.
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I also made a Barbie doll cake. I had been looking for an excuse to make this cake for quite some time. Rather than using a whole Barbie, I bought this doll at A.C. Moore for $3. I created a crown using a foil cupcake liner dipped in icing and pink sugar.
I baked the cake in a Wilton dome-shaped pan. (You could also use a glass bowl.) I decorated the cake with pink buttercream frosting in swirl patterns. I piped the icing directly onto the bodice of the doll and sprinkled it with pink sugar. Here is the final product: