This following cake was a first for me... I've never had the opportunity to make a princess dress cake for anyone before. What better than make my first one as Elsa from Disney's Frozen! The first step was to figure out how tall the doll was and how big the cake would have to be to feed the expected number of guests. After much research, I came across the Disney Frozen Musical Magic Elsa doll. She was the perfect height for an 7" in tall cake.
Elsa was then carefully placed into the cake, and I finished off the opening. I then stamped the cake with various Wilton decoration stencils to create a swirled motif along the bottom, and flowing up the sides. Be careful when doing this to not break through the fondant. Since Elsa's dress has an icy gradation, I air brushed the entire dress area in a pearl sheen, and blending in a darker blue sheen towards the bottom of her dress. For her cape, I opted for a printed mesh fabric that matched perfectly, color and motif. I made sure the sparkles were not simply glued on... Who wants glitter all over there cake?! oh, and I washed it prior to cutting out the desired shape. I simply cut two arm holes near the tapered top and slipped her arms through it. The finished look was perfect!
Did I mention she lights up?!!! You can view the cake in action here!