Sunday, May 9, 2010

Princess Cake!!!

My niece wanted one of those standing-upright princess cakes for her 7th birthday. A store-bought cake was costing around 35 dollars and Wilton sells a princess cake baking kit for around 30 dollars. So I decided to make one at home with the pans I already had. And it literally cost us nothing since most of the stuff was already in the pantry!

For the cake I used 3 batches of my chocolate cake recipe. For the pans I used two round pans and one pyrex bowl to shape
the dress of the doll.

For the doll I took a barbie doll and removed her legs. Rolled up the dress and covered her in plastic wrap up to her waist.

For the filling I made a chocolate truffle filling:

3 cups whipping cream
2.5 tbspn butter
3 tbspn sugar

Pour the above three ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat till the butter has melted and the cream comes to a boil.

Meanwhile, put 4.5 cups of semisweet chocolate chips in a glass/ceramic mixing bowl. When the cream comes to a boil, pour it on the chocolate chips and leave for 5 minutes. Mix well and let it cool to room temperature. Use an electric beater to whip up the truffle mix.

Prepare to assemble when the cakes have cooled down completely.

Trim off the top of the cakes so they are all levelled. Slice all three cakes into two layers each. Start off with the circles and layer the cake with the truffle filling as shown in the pictures. Depening on the size of the pyrex bowl, the dome shaped cake may or may not fit perfectly on top of the round cakes. In my case the dome was slightly smaller so I used the truffle mix to even out the shape of the dress and it worked pretty well.

Cover in a plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for 2 hours.

For the icing, I made a plain whipped cream icing and added some pink food coloring to it.

Just take 3 cups of whipping cream and whip it with an electric beater till it has soft peaks. Add food coloring depending on how much color you want to give to the doll. Beat with a mixer till stiff peaks form.

Before you begin the icing you have to make a small space at the top of the cake to fit the doll into. Using a spoon and a knife scoop out just enough cake so the doll can fit in. Cake is now ready to be frosted.

This cake will get two layers of icing. The first one will act as a base. So cover the cake with almost 1/3 of the icing mix and smooth it out with strips of parchment paper. Leave in the fridge for 3 hours to overnight.

Fit in the doll at the top of the cake and use the rest of the icing to decorate the dress.


  1. wow zee, im very very impressed!!! great work! really proud of your creativity :)

  2. WOW.
    ZEE- YOU ARE THE STAR QUEEN (combination of STAR and QUEEN).

    I have no 7 year old nieces to try this on...and I cant exactly try this for Owais-he'll cry.
    Lekin jub zaroorut parhey gee Im DEFINETELY going to try this. Thank you!

  3. You had to kill the poor doll, didn't you!!