Lily (Ali's daughter) recently turned 4 and asked me to make her a "pink princess cake" for her party. So how did I turn THIS and THIS into THIS?
Come on over to my cake/bookmaking blog and see the steps that transformed batter into a pretty princess.
(And if you don't want to follow the steps yourself but you still want to impress the people at your party, I'd be happy to make one for your little princess.) :)
I should note that "Boys will be boys". As I carried the cake into Lily's party, nephew Will asked, "Is that Lily's princess cake?" When I said that it was, he responded (with a sly twinkle in his eye), "I'm gonna eat her head off!" (such a boy thing to say!) So, we let him have a bite to prove that Princess's head was plastic, not cake.
Did you have memorable cakes when you were a child? Do you make for your loved ones?