Sunday, February 22, 2009

Maya's Princess Cake

This was my first (and quite possible the last) attempt at creating an elaborate, fondant cake. I was inspired by a cake I found on It took me far too long, it took far too many attemps at making and rolling out fondant. I think I may have even shed a tear or two in the process. But the look on Maya's face when she saw it for the first time was worth all the pain and frustration.

First, I baked four 9x9 sheet cakes. I then layered three of them and then took the last one and cut it into 4 squares. Then I took three of those 4x4 cakes and layered them.

I covered them all with a yummy cream cheese frosting
This is the step that made me so nervous. I learned how to make fondant from a recipe that I googled. After I spent about an hour making it and 20 minutes rolling it out, I went to lay it on the cake and it just crumbled. It was a disaster! SO, I tried another recipe called a marshmallow fondant....MUCH BETTER! When it came time to cover the cake I got nervous and made Anthony do it for me. He is so much more maticulous at this kind of stuff then me. He even knew how angry I was for messing up the first one and so he went to Michals and bought me a fondant smother. MY HERO!!!Once both layers were covered with fondant I then had to stack them on top of eachother. This made me a bit nervous, too. You only get one shot to get it on there right.

I took 5 sugar cones and frosted them and then covered them with purple fondant.
I cut out triangles and put them on a toothpick for the flags.

Then came the real fun...DECORATING!!!
I basically just purchased a bunch of candy from the Valentines day clearance. I had some strawberry whoppers, some pink and white "kissables", strawberry waffers, cute little heart shaped candies and, of course, pink and white sprinkles.I used fondant and small cookie cutters for the stars and the MAYA.
I also found some cute litte plastic princess's at the dollar store and put them around the castle.


  1. That is A-Freaking-Mazing Carrie. Will you be my mom?

  2. Seriously this is AWESOME! And thanks for doing a blog about all this fun stuff. Love it!

  3. WOWZA Care...
    and when did you start this blog? I guess just before Maya's birthday? Ü
    love you

  4. GREAT job on this cake! It is amazing! I'm sure she will remember this for the rest of her life.

  5. A-HA, I found you! This is great! You are amazing, Care! Oh, you left out the best part IT tasted wonderful,too!

    I 'big pink puffy heart' you!