She likes I Carly and of course Princess themed things. I am new at this whole cake thing. So I need something that is easy but looks great!!! Please help me.
The best (and easiest) thing to do with that age (IMO) is to find about 5 or 6 different cakes that YOU feel confident you can pull of and that you think she'd LOVE and save or print them and then let her pick from them!
What about a Barbie/princess dress cake? I'm doing one for my 3 yr old daughter who LUVS princesses. You can buy the kit with instructions. Or a castle? I recently made one for my friend's 4 yr old. You can also buy a Wilton kit for that. These cakes can be as simple or complex as you want them to be.
If you have a Michael's near you, then you can get both for 40% off. There are also lots of great ideas here in the galleries and wonderful cc'ers to ask for advice! Good luck! Please post when you're done...
I've only decorated three cakes so far, my almost 8 year old daughter's being the third. I let her design everything: type of cake, type of filling, design (cookie cutter outline of flowers filled in with stars...thank you, Wilton!), and icing colors. She LOVED having so much control. She added some little Wall-E figures for fun. Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like Wall-E and flowers!
I had made a cake for a little girl that was iced in pink & purple and I just put some play makeup, pretend high heels and a crown. She was so excited to have things to play with when the cake was eaten and it was easy on me too. hth
My five year wants Tinkerbell. There are lots of Tinkerbell cakes on this site and they are relatively simple. Just make the buttercream purple and pipe some green vines. Then throw a plastic Tinkerbell toy or the Wilton Tinkerbell candle on top. Maybe you could make a simple round cake like that and then some matching cupcakes to fancy it up a bit? I was also going to suggest the castle kit like the previous post said. Those look really cool, too.
I did a pretty simple 3 layer cake and put a small mirror on the top tier and sat a tinkerbell figure on top. I just piped around the mirror to make it look neat. The cake was pink with some green vines like suggested also and my niece loved it
Here is a cute ICarly cake.
When it was time to start planning my son's 6th birthday cake, he said he wanted penguins. So we sat down one day and browsed penguin cakes in the galleries here on CC. He found one he couldn't live without and that I was comfortable making. So, long story short, my advice would be to browse the galleries with her.
Here is a cute princess cake you might want to check