Monday, 14 April 2014

Princess DIY Birthday Cake

Lexie turned three the weekend and is crazy on Disney princesses so I decided to make her a huge cake. The basics are pretty simple two 7inch tin cakes for the base, and two Swiss rolls for the pillars.

For the cake you will need.

125g/4oz butter or margarine, softened x2
125g/4oz caster sugar x2
2 medium eggs x2
125g/4oz self raising flour x2
Vanilla essence for one cake and I used cocoa powder for the other.
Strawberry jam for the middle of the cake.

For the frosting I used.

Gel pink food colouring
Whole tub of margarine
3/4 of a box of icing sugar.

Swiss rolls
Rolled icing
Flower decorations
Ice cream cones (4)
Green piping icing.
Maple syrup
Cocktail sticks
Mini Marshmallows
White Buttons

After making the two cakes and leaving them to cool overnight. I cut the top of one and sandwiched them together with a little buttercream and jam. I covered the whole lot with the pink icing, smoothing it out.

Next I cut one of the Swiss rolls in half and used the rolled icing to cover it, when covered I attached it to the back of the cake with a cocktail stick. I did this again with the other half. The next Swiss roll I cut it to three as it has to be a little bit smaller for the front. I iced these again and attached with cocktail sticks.

Next I covered the cones with maple syrup and sprinkled them with edible glitter, attaching the icing flowers and buttons with buttercream icing around for decoration. At the top of the cone is a little ball of rolled icing. On the base of the cake I put mini marshmallows around the top of the cake.

Using left over icing, I cut out a door and windows. Up the pillars at the front, I drew green effects to look like a plant going up them attaching flowers to the end. With the left over flowers I used them to decorate the bottom.


The princesses was out of the new kinder egg, which make great cake toppers.


  1. Oh my goodness this looks like the most amazing cake I've ever seen. I can't believe you made it! :O x #pastandpresent xo

  2. Wow that is one amazing cake! Such a fantastic talent :) x #pastandpresent #thankyouforlinkingup