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Fairy Flight Birthday Cake for Her


Every little girl loves fairies, and this Fairy Flight Birthday Cake for Her is a great way to celebrate the magic of birthday wishes come true! Complete with fun teal hair and pretty purple wings, this fairy sits atop a background of stars and comes bearing good wishes for little girls of all ages! Made using the Butterfly Pan, this fairy cake can easily be customized to be any color combination you’d like and simple piping techniques make this cake easy for decorators of all skill levels. A fun and easy project that’s great for little girls, this fairy-themed birthday cake design is one you may find yourself coming back to time and time again!
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make fondant wings. Tint 4 oz. fondant violet/rose combination (for violet). Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use knife and pattern to cut out two wings (reverse pattern for second wing).

Place wings on cornstarch-dusted cake boards. Use Color Mist food color spray to spray wings, first with violet, then with blue, then with pearl. Let dry 10 to 15 minutes. Use blue extra-fine tip FoodWriter edible color marker to draw on freehand scrolls. Let dry 24 hours away from direct lighting to prevent fading.

Step 2

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool butterfly cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in. high. Position cake on foil wrapped cake board cut to fit, with small wings upside down on top. Use knife to trim off butterfly body.

Step 3

Ice areas smooth. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint portions royal blue, teal/kelly green combination (for teal), sky blue, copper (for skin tone shown) and black. Reserve remaining white.

Use spatula and dark blue icing to ice cake smooth. Use Color Mist food color spray to lightly spray cake with violet then blue. Let dry 15 minutes. Use tip 4 and dark blue icing to pipe bead bottom border.

Step 4

Decorate body. Position wings on cake, lining up side edges with edge of cake. Use skin tone icing to pipe body as follows. Use tip 1A to pipe ball head, 1 1/4 in. dia. Use tip 12 to pipe outline neck, 1/4 in. long. Use tip 1A to pipe two beads for body, one for upper torso and one for lower torso. Use tip 12 to outline legs, 2 in. long and arms, 1 1/2 in. long. Add tip 2 pull-out fingers.

Step 5

Make dress. Tint 1 oz. fondant light sky blue. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use dress cutter from 4-pc. wedding colored metal cutter set to cut dress. Place dress on cornstarch-dusted board. Use Color Mist food color spray to spray with blue, then purple, then pearl. Let dry 15 minutes. Position over body. Pinch at waist to create shape.

Step 6

Complete cake. Use tip 10 and teal icing to pipe long C-scroll hair strands. Use tip 4 and teal icing to outline bangs and hair strands on head. Use tip 1 and black icing to pipe outline facial features. Use tip 5 and light blue icing to pipe shoes, 3/8 in. wide x 1 in. long. Use tip 16 and white icing to pipe stars on cake sides.

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Teal Icing Color

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Kelly Green Icing Color

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