I was wanting to make a princess cake for Ava’s BFF Amy, so naturally, I did what any would be baker would, and trolled the internet for ideas.
It appears that was my first mistake.
It’s impossible to not become despondent when faced with images such as these:
images and links can be found here
So instead of rocking in a corner, and calling Kate to tell her that I could not make something awesome for precious Amy, but would instead be forced to bring some cupcakes from Coles, I did something really old school.
I pulled out a cook book.
I know right? Who uses cook books these days?
Thankfully I have a few, that are left over from my pre ‘addicted to the internet’ phase, and one of those had just what I was looking for; a simple, fuss free, yet effective princess cake.
Now if I was forward thinking, I would have taken some pics of the process, but I’m not, and I didn’t so instead I’ll just borrow some pics off google.
It really is so simple.
Bake two cakes, in three round pans. One needs to be bigger than the other two.
If you’ve got a set like this one, I’d even make three and fill up the smallest tin as well. If not, the top tier of your cake can be done with a cut swiss roll.
Layer your cooked (and cooled) cakes. The biggest on the bottom, then the two the same size, and finally your smallest (or swiss roll) on top. Stick everything together with icing.
Once you’ve assembled the tiers, cover the whole thing with the butter icing of the your choice (I made a double batch of white chocolate coloured pink), and cover the whole thing.
Stick a icecream cone on top and smother that in icing too.
For decoration, you can do whatever you like. I just piped a few flowers around the edges, and then put silver caschous on them, and some chocolate freckes around the bottom. And then a toy Cinderella and Prince Charming finished the whole thing off.
Simple and effective.
Honestly, the whole thing was super easy to take, and decorating took 45 minutes max, even though Boatman (who is much better at creating smooth icing than me) took his time to get it perfectly smooth.