Pinkalicious Birthday!

You know, I’ve always thought that my daughter wouldn’t like pink since I don’t.
I also thought she wouldn’t be ” girly colors person” in general and I took comfort in the thought that if I don’t encourage her to be girly girl in the process of creating her taste, she’ll be fine.
As often happens in life, parents have no idea what’s coming to them until it gets them.
I started liking pink….I’ll say no more! LoL 🙂

” What cake do you want?” is the mandatory question before my kids birthdays and I have to tell you, the answer doesn’t always come easy.
” I want a TUTU cake!” was the little birthday girl’s demand this year.

“O-K! A tutu cake…hm… Would you like a ballerina cake?”
” No!”
“How about a princess dress cake?”
” NO! I said I want a tutu cake!”
“Well, do you want just a dress cake ?”
” NO! I WANT A TUTU CAKE!!!Just like my tutu for the birthday party”

Ok, Mommy, sit down and think. What the hell is a tutu cake?! It’s not a dress cake, it doesn’t have the dress on it….how am I supposed to figure it out?

Well, first things first, I made her her tutu to wear, as you already saw:
So, after some deliberation, I made 3 sketches for her cake:
She liked No. 3, so that’s how the whole thing started. 
First I had to make the mannequin and I started with a drawing:
Then I made the mannequin out of fondant and gumpaste ( 50:50):

Then I made the clothes for the mannequin, fondant and gumpaste again!
And Back:
Then I baked the cake ( chocolate layers, lemon mascarpone filling, one layer with bananas, one with raspberries)
 Some decorator’s icing on top

And then I covered it with pink fondant on top, some lace, the mannequin and voilla! A tutu cake! 🙂

And here is the mannequin close up
And here is the back of the mannequin:
It was extremely delicious!!! Trust me!

I hope you liked this little ” behind the stage” kind of pictures! I’m off to edit more pictures of the other cakes I made this month!

Stay tuned as they say! 🙂