dani’s cake portfolio


TRISTAN’S BELL June 8, 2007

Filed under: character — dani @ 12:00 pm

This cake was made for Tristan to celebrate her successful roll as Bell in a Beauty and the Beast ballet recital on June 08, 2007. She is the daughter of my friends and colleagues, Shawna and Ryan Upp.

Design I simply had to research what Bell looked like, since it has been so many years since I was a kid myself. Then it was just a matter of mimicking the details.

Cake This cake was made from the ever-so-favorite chocolate blackout cake recipe by Margaret Braun.

Filling There is no filling.

Icing The cake is iced with a thin layer of decorator’s buttercream and covered in white chocolate rolled fondant, colored yellow.

Decoration The skirt is made from a mold specifically designed for this purpose (from Wilton). It comes with a doll pick, but it was so ugly and old-fashioned, that I promptly got rid of it when I bought the mold 7 years ago. I used a real Barbi doll instead and simply baked another 8″ round cake to fit under the skirt cake so that the doll is proportional with the skirt. I used an apple corer to make a space for her in the middle of the cake, legs and all. The details are made with piped buttercream with a few gold dragees here and there.