It was Lillian's birthday and she requested a princess cake (big surprise there). I suggested Rapunzel but she ended up settling on the Princess and the Pea. I can tell you it was the heaviest cake I have ever made in my life. I swear it weighed 40 pounds. That's one hefty princess.
I made two 9 x 13 inch chocolate cakes, cut them both in half then stacked all four layers on top of each other for the mattresses.
I frosted the whole thing then added the fondant bedspread and gingerbread headboard and footboard (if they're too thick and it's humid where you're at they'll end up bending and buckling over several hours so add them toward the end).
The princess herself is marzipan, as is the pea. Her crown is more fondant. I should have decorated the bedspread or at least tinted them but by that time my kitchen was such a disaster and my fingernails were so blue from making the pea that I gave up.
Rapunzel would still be fun to try . . .
Congratulations to Anne of Sherman, Texas for winning the Britax Advocate car seat from this weekend's giveaway. That is one sweet car seat.
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