Friday, July 30, 2010

Ballerina Cake

A few weeks ago was John's niece's 6th birthday... Unfortunately, we were not able to see her for her big day because she lives in Florida.  Lucky for us, she came to visit yesterday!! We could not wait to see her and her little sister and spend a week doing fun things like Build-a-Bear, peach picking, amusement parks, and watching every Harry Potter movie Aunt Jeannie has on DVD!!!  (she calls me Aunt Jeannie because she knows that I am going to be it for real one day... her words!). 

Last night we celebrated her belated birthday with a special cake.  Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream in an elegant ballerina design.  In the spring Miss Maddie had a ballet recital where she wore a light lavender dress, her hair up in a bun and the cutest little pink ballet shoes.  The girls got professional pictures taken before their dances and here is Miss Maddie's pose.

Naturally I decided to recreate the little ballerina in the picture and turn her into a fondant ballerina!!

I matched everything as best I could... The rest of the cake I covered in lavender fondant with little pink and purple fondant flowers.

I added some elegance with white icing swirls to frame out the flowers... and then wrote Maddie's name in script, so that when she looked over her fondant shoulder she could read her name.

Here are overhead shots...

And the cake again, as a whole.

When we brought the cake out to her, she sat there and stared at it for a minute and then said... that's me?? Nana told her that is what she would look like if she was made out of sugar... and then Maddie said... COOL... She also gave me a huge hug, said Thank you Aunt Jeannie, its just lovely!! :-)  She's so cute... She them proceeded to eat the legs right off the ballerina while the cake was being served, and when we turned back to look at her, the head was gone too... the child was high for the rest of the night on pure sugar! haha

I'm glad I got to make her a special cake, and she was super excited to have a "JeannieCake" of her own!!


  1. the feed is screwed up but the cake is spectacular!!!

  2. okay today I get the story behind it and that is wonderful!!!