My Little Pony Rainbow Cake with Princess Celestia

My Little Pony Rainbow Cake 1

It’s getting very late but I promised a cake tonight, so a cake I will deliver (although I sure wish I had gotten it posted earlier)!    But it is what it is… and the cake I’m sharing is… a My Little Pony Cake with Princess Celestia.

When Becky asked me to do this cake, I was already really busy that week finishing up details on the 5K I organized, but I  really wanted to do the cake anyway… so I said “Yes!”

My Little Pony Rainbow Cake Above WM

My Little Pony was popular when I was a little girl and I really loved those little ponies, then it seemed to fade away… but now the toys are popular again and I’m just loving it!

My Little Pony Cake with Rainbow WM

For this cake, I really wanted to capture the spirit of My Little Pony… so I had to have the colors, the rainbow… and of course, the glitter (I used Silver Disco Dust (edible glitter)!).

My Little Pony Princess Celestia Cake Topper WM

Becky told me three of her daughter’s favorite ponies and I chose one…. Princess Celestia as a topper.  It would’ve been a fun challenge to try and make the pony, but honestly I was so busy already that week that I decided from the start to just use a real toy.

I had her standing in front of a cloud and I used my gum paste flowers punch to make the tiny flowers around her feet.  The centers were piped royal icing.

My Little Pony Cake Name WM

The name was done with my favorite funky alphabet cutters and as I’ve done many times before, I laid the letters on thin rolled out fondant and cut out the backing with an Xacto knife.

My Little Pony Rainbow on Cake

For the rainbow, I simply rolled out ropes of fondant and used sugar glue to attach them to the cake.

My Little Pony Cake with Poofy Clouds WM

And the clouds… I used the tutorial from Royal Bakery to make those!  Oh and the border was done with the First Impressions Pearl Mold… love those molds!!

The cake was white cake with vanilla buttercream.  It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.  And that’s it!

Do you have any questions about this My Little Pony Cake?  Leave me a comment and I’ll answer and help out if I can!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day with Rainbow Cakes & Cupcakes!

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Sooo, I didn’t make anything special for St. Patrick’s day this year.  I guess I got too busy, or lazy, or well, maybe it’s because we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

Nothing against the holiday… it just sort of passes without much acknowledgement at the Atwater house.

BUT – I did make cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day last year – and I’ve made a handful of rainbow-themed sweets in the past – so I thought I’d highlight them and this would be my way of saying Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So… here are some fun rainbow cakes and cupcakes for you to peruse:

1.  Rainbow Smash Cake (inside and out!) – made with leftover cake just for fun!

2.  St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes made with Sour Power Rainbow Candy - these are super easy to make and everybody loves them!

3.  Rainbow Ruffles Smash Cake - made to go with the Rainbows & Sprinkles cake below.

4.  Rainbow Ruffles Barbie Cake - this was for my daughter… one of my most favorite Barbie cakes ever!

5.  Rainbow Messy Ruffles Tiered Cake - I used the messy ruffles technique for this cake… see the how-to video here.

6.  Wonky Rainbow and Peace Signs Cake - this cake was huge… and layers and layers of rainbows on the inside too!

7.  Rainbow Ruffles & Sprinkles Cake - love, love, love this cake.  Simple, but so much fun!

And one more that I thought of after making the collage and since I’m too lazy to hop back over to and start over… I decided to just add it to the bottom here.

8.  Rainbow Chevron Cake with Bunting.  I  have so many favorites… but this cake is near the top of the list!

Please click through any of those links for more details about the cakes!   And that’s it!!

Wanna share your rainbow treats?

If you do cakes and post on a blog or Facebook, I’d love for you to leave a comment with a link to picture of your rainbow cake or cupcake or cookie … or any rainbow sweet that you’ve made!

Do you have any questions about these cakes?  Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!

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Ombre Ruffles Princess Cake with Gum Paste Tiara

I wasn’t expecting it, but I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with this Ombre Ruffles Princess Cake.   I mean

When my customer Tana sent me this color palette and asked if I could do the inside of the cake (like a rainbow cake) to match,  I knew the cake would be fun and different, but I had no idea how unique and beautiful it would turn out to be.

To get all the colors, I had do do a double-barrel cake – six layers of 9″ round cake, stacked super tall!

Normally with a cake this tall and big, I’d do half the layers, then do bubble tea straws and a cardboard round for support, then the other 3 layers (like I did on the Rocket Ship Cake).

But for this cake,  I wanted them to be able to cut this cake all the way through and get the full effect (without having to worry about cardboard in the middle), so I baked and stacked these cakes 2 or 3 days in advance, then I crumb coated really well and let them settle in the frig!  That way any bumps and bulging could be trimmed away before the decorating started!

Anyway… I shared this picture on Facebook of the two pictures side-by-side and I think the colors are pretty close!

So, after talking with Tana some more, her little girl wanted a princess cake but Tana didn’t want to go with a “character” cake.

So we had the idea to do matching delicate ombre ruffles on the outside to make the cake more girly and princess-y…  and to make it “match” the inside.

She also asked about doing a tiara topper and having it be blue – I thought it was a perfect combination!     You can see how to make this gum paste tiara here (step-by-step pictures!).

When it all came together, I was thrilled with the results!  It was girly and pretty and delicate, but it also had the “WOW” factor!!  Don’t you agree?

As I stated before, this cake had six layers (about 1.25″ inches each) of 9″ round cakes.  With all the frosting in between layers, it was over 8″ tall.

The cake was white almond sour cream cake filled with vanilla buttercream (plus a little almond extract).

The cake was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant that had a tiny bit of tylose kneaded in to make the ruffles stiffen up.  The tiara was gum paste.

Do you have questions about this cake?  Please leave them in the comments and I’ll answer!

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