My daughter has been planning her birthday cake for quite some time now. Last year, 1 week before her third birthday, I broke my wrist and she got a Tinkerbell ice cream cake… it was fabulous, don’t get me wrong but I was more disappointed than her I think! After spending all year making cakes for others, I was most looking forward creating something for her!
This year, every week brought a different wish for a cake. We went from a Princess, to a Barbie Princess to a rainbow pony cake to even a witch cake! She finally settled on a design from Debbie Brown’s ‘Enchanted Cakes for Children’ – Cinderella. ‘No problem”, I said… errrhhhm, yes.
This cake was a lot more involved than first thought – mostly due to the stairs. Oh my, they were tricky! It is a beautiful design, very labor intensive – just making the pebbles and putting them on the roof of the tower took almost 2 hours!
Cinderella herself was a lot of fun to make… and, surprisingly, when the time came to cut the cake she came off in one piece! Cakes created for children always reap the greatest rewards for me, the reaction that they recieve is always one of amazement and such joy – nothing beats it.
At the end of the day Julia loved it and still talks about it! Mission accomplished!