Oh my God What do I do????… I was away caking and arranging a party for just 1 week and I have missed sooo much … the colour has changed ( Love this colour too), Had about 100+ notifications…. so soo sorry I was not there to be supportive to you all :-(
My darling daughter wanted a princess cake and she wanted Princess Ariel because she had seen me do one before for a friend’s daughter but I didn’t want to repeat the same thing and wanted to have a different twist on it so Ariel had a swing to sit on which actually MOVES and then Frozen was supposed to be released and Princess Elsa and Olaf was a great temptation then flying carpet and it sort of snowballed on from there I ended up making 3 princesses and their friends for her 3rd birthday. Was she happy?……… well she was ecstatic from the expression on her face when she saw the cake….so I was pretty pleased too :-).
Also wanted to push my limits with this cake since it is going to be my last cake for a while ( at least 6 months to rest my hands and hopefully temptation doesn’t step in :-)). It did take a while to create from loads of planning , to creating the cake board ( numerous visits to Bunnings the hardware store, to using the driller, hack saw, putting in all the support, ensuring that it is all food safe), to doing the figurines, to setting it up , making the cake and carving and putting it all together. It has been made with butter cake, chocolate cake and red velvet cake, orange flavoured butter cream and chocolate buttercream, fondant and the figurines done with gumpaste and fondant.
Few hiccups along the way and few things not very happy with….. The party for the family was supposed to have been end of last year but due to unavoidable circumstances was postponed to yesterday. I had real trouble restarting the cake after the X’mas/ New Year break and being sick just after, only managed to waddle through beginning of last week and somehow managed to finish it, cook and arrange the party . Luckily I have found out that I seem to work better under pressure, I also had most of my figurines ready( Ariel, Jasmine, Elsa, Olaf were done last year but Flounder and Rajah were done last week) and I had so much help with the food and desserts.
Today I have a splitting headache and my hands are gone, feel like a bulldozer had just driven all over me. Well I guess I will survive and all this for the love of my daughter :-).
Overall pretty pleased with the outcome. Hope you love my creation. There is also a little video(not full size, I don’t think I will be able to post it here, It is already on my blog ) to show Princess Ariel on a moving swing, and princess Jasmine on a flying carpet ( This backfired a bit, initially she was going to be just on one support but I underestimated how back heavy she would be come and had to add another support :-( )……all this handmade my MOI……Hope my technical experimentation and my cake making is worth having a look :-).
Thank you so much all you wonderful people for your awesome support so far and so sorry that I wasn’t there to be supportive the past week also for the writeup for being so lengthy!!!!!
P.S. More detailed pics and video on my blog for those who would love to look. The tutorial for the structure of the cake can be found here : http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1136-tutorial-princess-cake-with-moving-swing-and-flying-carpet