I was asked to make Sophia a 3rd birthday cake. I made this hugely popular Harry Potter inspired cake for her brother so I knew I could not disappoint. The guidelines I was given were make it pink and girly with a princess theme and a ballerina tutu element.
For the princess element, I cut out a tiara out of fondant and propped it up around a coffee mug until it was dry. I cut a large star out of fondant and inserted a lollipop stick inside. Once the tiara and wand were dry, I airbrushed them with silver airbrush color, but I’m sure you could use luster dust mixed with alcohol if you don’t have an airbrush.
For the ballerina tutu element I decided to make two smaller tiers with a ombre ruffles separating the two. I have never made these ruffles before but ever since I saw Marina Sousa make an amazing ruffle cake, I’ve wanted to try it! I used three different shades of pink fondant. I rolled each color out thinly, then cut a 10 inch round out of each. To get the ruffle effect I propped cotton balls that I dusted with lots and lots of confectioners sugar into different areas. I can’t wait to try this again! Happy Birthday Sophia.