Sleeping Beauty Birthday Cake

sleeping beautyWhat a pain in the butt, that damn Sleeping Beauty!! Well my daughter who turns 3 today has been talking about having a Sleeping Beauty Birthday Party since she was 2! Seriously, she mentions it a few times a week! She has an unhealthy obsession with Sleeping Beauty and ALL(and I mean all) things Pink!!! I had this crazy idea one day that I was going to make her birthday cake instead of doing the sensible thing and calling Publix and ordering one! I also though it would be cheaper making one myself. Ha! Boy was I wrong!

This cake was a whole bunch of firsts for me. First time making and using fondant, using any icing tip other than for writing on a generic cake, making a cake this size.. etc..! I would hate to think how much this cake cost me. I didn’t have any supplies to make this mammoth cake! No pan, no tips, etc. I had a vision on what I wanted the cake to look like , but I had NO CLUE on how to execute it! Let me tell you..I lost sleep over this one folks!!!! I had to research fondant, butter cream, cake filling, baking a 16″ round double layer cake, the whole Barbie on top thing. Well lets just say I knew NOTHING!! And who knew those silver dragee balls would be so hard to find. Seems like the states of California has deemed the non-safe!
After countless hours of research on the web. I had my plan of attack. It took me a few days in stages to make this massive cake! First I made the Sleeping Beauties part of the cake. I purchased the Wilton Wonder mold for the bottom of her dress. I choose a Strawberry cake for her dress. I had to take her legs off to shove her in the cake formed like the bottom of her dress. I covered the skirt part with fondant and other decorations. And covered her boobies with fondant too.
Then the bottom cake was a standard yellow cake with Butter cream icing and a strawberry filling! Everything was edible on the cake(except for Sleeping Beauties upper body).
I have to say, all and all I am very pleased with the final product, especially since it was my first cake! Next time, I think I will take the easy non stressful route and call the bakery!!
Well here is her photo shoot!


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    Jeanine says:

    Wow!! That cake is beautiful! You did a fantastic job on it. I have a 5 year old that would fall over if that were her cake, she’d be in Heaven. 🙂 You truly are a Daring Baker! Bravo!

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    For a first time you did a wonderful job! My goodness! There is no way I would have tackled that project. Congrats to you though. I would have sweated so much making that that the dress on the barbie would need a bathing suit! Hello! 🙂

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I can not believe it was your first cake! What a wonderful job, I’m amazed really! Congratulations to you and happy b’day to your daugther. Bet she was thrilled with the cake. It is a huuuuuuuuge cake!

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    Bridgett says:

    oh wow, what a wonderful job you did on this! My daughter is a huge fan of Sleeping Beauty as well but I would never have the patience to do such a job as this. It is a beautiful cake and I bet your little one just loved it.

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    noble pig says:

    OMG what a good mommy you are. It’s just amazing, I mean really. You’re not going to eat it now are you?

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    Dhanggit says:

    Are you sure Leslie you weren’t a baker in your past life. that cake is so elegantly done and its so beautiful! I hope my daughter wont ask me something like that for her cake would probably end up with a naked barbie heheh ooops 🙂

    ps, you impress me Leslie !! great great job!

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    Dhanggit says:

    by the way, i just noticed my link you put the word erotic hahahahha

    now i know why i have less visitor coming in my site they probably thought it’s a porno nasty girl 🙂 hehehe

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    i’m crazy impressed! i’m sure a lot of time and effort went into that, and it’s gorgeous! you must love your daughter or something. 🙂

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    Bridgett says:

    So did your daughter end up stealing the doll? Too funny…of course she would want that first! So what’s next?

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    Bridgett says:

    LOL!! Your husband must be related to mine. Totally alike in that department, I bet. Too funny. Will you post that cake? ha ha!

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    Wow, that cake is beautiful! How many people did it feed?!? That’s massive!!

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    glutenfreeforgood says:

    O-k-a-y, this is the first time I’ve visited your blog and I read the header and it says, “Nothing fussy, nothing frilly, nothing too fancy schmancy. I try to make simple things that are generally easy to make.”

    HA! And this post is an elaborate Sleeping Beauty cake. No wonder you’re the hungry housewife, you have no time to eat if you’re making birthday cakes like this one!! It’s absolutely amazing! Just beautiful!


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    Leslie, it’s always so much more satisfying to make your kids cakes yourself. More work maybe but definitely more satisfying. Your cake looks Superb!!

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    Dhanggit says:

    hi sleeping beauty, wazzup??? hope is fine on your side 🙂

    ps, im bored 🙁

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    wow, you did an amazing job though I would have never thought its your first time. the fondant cape on her back is perfect!

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    Anne-Marie says:

    Gasp- this is AMAZING! Talk about attention to detail! What a mother does for her daughter. Love it:)

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    Your cake came out great! Sleeping Beauty’s gown is gorgeous. Amazing the things we do for our children!!!

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    glamah16 says:

    Your first cake? Im impressed. Great job.

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    Big Boys Oven says:

    she is a real babe so is the birthday girl!

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    Madam Chow says:

    I am soooo impressed!

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    Flanboyant Eats says:

    what a beautiful cake! wow. major congrats on pulling this mammoth cake, off! i’m sure your daughter was beside herself.

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    Wow, very impressive cake. I bet your little girl was just thrilled with it. Great job!

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    winedeb says:

    Hi Leslie, thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow, awesome cake!
    Very nice to meet another Florida blogger! Yes, I must say Fantasy Fest is one heck of a party. Hope you enjoyed your time here!
    I am having blog blahs right now and hope to be back with more “sips and bits” soon.
    You have a great blog and I will stop back for a visit soon!

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    Stunning! I bet your daughter was thrilled when she saw it.

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    For your first time making a cake of that caliber, it looks amazing! Good job. I’m sure your daughter loved it!

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    Wow, I’m so totally impressed with your FIRST TIME CAKE! You did so awesome!

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    That is your first cake????!!! Just amazing looking!

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    I have to say…for your first attempt…it is DAMNED good!!! Your fondant work is amazing for a first timer. I know how difficult it is and I’ve been doing it for some time now…each one of my custom cakes stress me out (in a good way, if you know what I mean…) ‘cos each cake is specific to that person and I want it to be perfect for the client!!!
    BRAVO on Sleeping Beauty – she is GORGEOUS!!!

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    Speedbump Kitchen says:

    Thought you’d be able to feel my pain on this one. I have two of these due in 48 hours for my 4 and 6 year olds. One has to be chocolate…yet still pretty. The other has to be dairy and egg free..and not collapse. The best part will be ripping the legs off the Barbies to make the cake…and thereby making sure she is not able to be salvaged as a playtoy!

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    Beautiful job!!! I always do my daughters cakes, and this year my daughter wants a Sleeping Beauty cake for her 4th birthday. Thanks for the great idea:)

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    loveSaturday says:


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    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    First time…thats amazing! I love all the details!