Happy Birthday to my amazing daughter!! She turned 5 yesterday...I can hardly believe it! She wanted a princess dress cake, so that's what she got! I wanted something a little different than the traditional barbie doll princess cakes, so I went for a 18th century inspired dress form cake...on a pedestal! :)
There was more detail I wanted to include, but literally ran out of time! I found myself finishing to this point and jumping in the shower with 40 min. until guests arrived for the party! :) I had intended to trim some of the borders (where the ruffles met the pink parts) with gold, but all in all, was very pleased with how the cake came out! Thanks to my mother-in-laws help...otherwise, it would be without even more detail! My "manana" as I call her helped me with some of the ruffles and then did all the flowers on the swags. LOVE YOU NANA!
Here are a few details. The cake was vanilla butter cake with Butterfinger buttercream filling and crumb coated in chocolate ganache. I ended up using a pound of ganache on the 9" round cake because I made my cardboard base too big and had to ganache to the edge! Silly me...I won't do that next time...will make it only 1/8" or so larger than the cake...not 1/4"! The torso part was hand molded from modeling chocolate.
Here are the cakes crumb coated with ganache before I covered them in fondant.
I used some "hardware" this time too since I wanted the dress to appear on a stand, floating above the cake. So, here's what the inside structure looked like.
And, the best pic of all...me and my little princess!! Oh I love her so much and praise the Lord everyday that I get to be her mom! I love you Raquelle!