Fairy Princess Matilda's Cake

My dear friends daughter turned three, and requested either a doll, a monster, or a yellow truck. I've never done a girly cake and always wanted a doll cake myself as a child, so it was no contest! I found this design in Artisan Cakes flickr photostream and thought it was adorable. It took 176 petals! They were made out of a modelling chocolate/fondant mix, which was quite fiddly to work with as it was soft and hard to get the ruffle on each petal. I had thought it would be easy as I've done it before for roses, but had forgotten that I was using gumpaste for the roses, which would obviously be a bit gross to eat on a little girls cake.


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