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Ballerina Birthday

Contest Photo by: LuckyMomofHope
East Wenatchee, WA
Category: Funny or Creative

Brief Description:

I made this ballerina cake for a friend's daughter's 3rd birthday.

Ingredients:

3 Pillsbury Super Moist chocolate cake mixes
2 Tubs Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Frosting
Wilton Decorator Frosting
Wilton gel icing colors
Wilton edible glitter

Steps:

Made an 11x15 sheet cake.
Cut out the shape of the ballerina from a template I drew.
Baked a smaller cake in a small Pyrex bowl for face. Added it to the sheet cake.
Baked a loaf cake and cut out what I needed to give the tutu depth. Added it on top of the sheet cake.
Tinted Wilton decorator frosting in the colors needed and frosted cake as shown. frosted lower part of arms onto tutu.
Painted the face on with thinned down frosting.
Hair bun was created with frosting piped into curls.
Covered with edible glitter.
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