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Fancy Fairy Mini Cake

Cuter than any bug in the fanciest rug, this angelic creature casts a charming spell. Turn a Mini Stand-up Bear Pan cake into a pretty pixie with piped-icing and fondant details and parchment paper wings.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Using a firm-textured cake batter, bake cake. Cool. Trim off ears, nose, arms, legs, tail and taper belly. Cut 2 legs using dowel rods each 1 1/2 in. long. Cut a cake board 1/2 in. larger than base of cake. Attach dowel rods to bottom of board with melted candy. Refrigerate to set. Attach bottom of dowel rods to 6 in. foil-covered cake circle with melted candy. Cover dowel rods with icing and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Position cake on board. Ice head, body and dress smooth; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Using tip 5, pipe dress; Add tip 5 piped sleeves; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Add tip 104 bottom double ruffle. Using tip 12, pipe arms; add tip 3 piped fingers. Using tip 4, pipe swirled hair and dot cheeks. Using tip 2, pipe dot and string eyes and mouth. Using tip 3, pipe dot nose.

Step 2

Make wand: Add a large pinch of Gum-Tex to 2 oz. fondant. Roll out fondant and cut out star using medium sized Cut-Out. Brush star with damp brush, and cover with Cake Sparkles. Let dry. Trim lollipop stick to 2 1/2 in. and attach star with melted candy.

Step 3

Tint remaining fondant rose and form shoes 1 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. Cut strips 2 x 3/8 x 1/8 in. and attach for shoe straps. Position cake on dowel rods into shoes.

Step 4

Cut 2 pieces of licorice 1 1/2 in. long. Color a small amount of fondant black and roll 2 small balls 5/16 in. diameter. Insert licorice ends into balls and insert into head. Cut wings out of parchment paper using pattern. Attach to back with icing. Place shredded coconut in plastic bag with icing color. Knead until color is evenly distributed. Arrange coconut around fairy's feet.

Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shade shown.