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Magical Transformation Cake


Step 1

Three days in advance: Make fondant fairy princess. Tint portions of fondant as follows: 6 oz. copper, 6 oz. rose. Make princess on waxed paper-covered board. For legs, cut 2 lollipop sticks to 10 3/4 in.; roll two 6 x 1/2 in. wide logs of skin tone fondant and insert on bottom 6 in. of each stick. Taper to shape legs and smooth.

Step 2

Shape a 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. thick skin tone piece for neck and wrap around uncovered portions of sticks. Roll out skin tone fondant 1/2 in. thick. Cut head using largest round Cut-Out; roll a tiny ball for nose and attach with fondant adhesive.

Step 3

Cut skin tone strips for arms 3 1/2 x 5/8 in. wide, tapering wrist areas; flatten ends to form hands, cutting finger areas. Attach with fondant adhesive; cut a lollipop stick to 4 in. for wand and shape fingers of right hand around it.

Step 4

Roll out rose fondant 1/8 in. thick. For blouse, cut a 2 x 2 1/2 in. long rectangle, tapering to 1 1/2 in. at waistline. Cut out scoop neckline. Attach blouse with fondant adhesive. For skirt, cut a 2 x 5 in. rectangle; form scalloped hemline at long bottom edge using largest crinkled heart cookie cutter.

Step 5

Form pleats at other long edge; pleated edge will be 1 3/4 in. wide; attach at waistline with fondant adhesive. Cut a 2 x 1/4 in. strip for waistband and roll a 1/8 in. diameter rope for neck trim; attach with damp brush For sleeves, cut 1 3/4 x 4 in. rectangles, then cut with largest crinkled heart cutter. Gather to shape and attach with damp brush. Roll 1/8 in. balls for cheeks; attach with damp brush and flatten.

Step 6

For wand, cut a rose star using smallest cutter; let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. For crown, cut a 2 x 1 1/4 in. rectangle with craft knife; cut 7 points; let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. For shoes, shape 1/4 x 3/4 in. rose logs; insert on legs, pinching ends to form pointed toes.

Step 7

Ice butterfly cake smooth. Pipe tip 8 ball bottom border; edge wings with tip 8 outline. Add tip 8 dots on wings. Draw eyes and mouth with black FoodWriter. Position fairy princess. Attach star to wand with fondant adhesive. Pipe tip 5 swirl hair. Position crown.

*Combine Brown and Red-Red for Brown shown.