It’s Monday ya’ll. And I’m thinking that’s a good thing. We’ve had a hellish few days around here – some things I can share (like my baby boy Asher falling and getting a concussion) and some things I can’t share (because those who are hurting – well, it’s their story to tell). I’m happy to see Monday and I’m hoping this means a fresh start with less pain and heartache. So, I’m starting off the week with this Sofia the First Princess Cake.
Why? Well, it makes me smile and I could use a smile or two. Mostly because I love purple. It’s one of my most favorite colors (next to pink, of course) and it’s also a special color to my husband (more on this below). And this cake not only has purple, but it also has ruffles and pearls and edible diamonds. What could be better?
So – a little more on the purple thing. My husband’s Mommy died while we were dating. I met her only once, and sadly I never got to know her. We had only been dating a few months when she passed away and there’s a vacancy in his life – our life – because she’s not in it.
Her name was Genie and gosh… she loved purple. I mean loved purple. She had a purple house (not kidding). A purple convertible ’67 Mustang. A purple frig and purple toys for her dog. Purple hats and clothes – purple, purple, purple. Her love of the color was so well known that when she passed away, my husband told me every flower at the funeral was purple (the local florists knew her). It was special. She was special.
So not only is purple one of my favorite colors – it’s really special to my husband too and it reminds him of his Mommy. And that makes me smile 🙂
Let me tell you about the cake…
Sofia the First Princess Cake
The whole cake was covered in lavender homemade marshmallow fondant. I used Americolor Violet gel to get the color. I used piping gel to glue on sugar pearls and I piped the buttercream ruffles with a Wilton petal tip.
For the bottom tier, I used a tear drop cutter to make the white pattern. The ruffles were all piped buttercream over fondant. The “diamonds” were edible rhinestones and I used my extruder to do the borders above the ruffles.
I covered the board in glitter paper and wrapped it with ribbon – see how I do that in this tutorial.
This cake was 6″ and 8″ round cakes (baked in my favorite Magic Line pans) and the flavor was all chocolate cake! The Both tiers were filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream before decorating with homemade marshmallow fondant.
Do you have any questions about this Sofia the First Princess Cake? Leave me a comment! Also, check out my other Sofia the First cake and other related cakes below…
Purple & Gold Tutus & Tiaras Princess Cake