Fancy Nancy Cake

For those unfamiliar with the Fancy Nancy of children's books, she is a little girl for whom nothing can be too fancy, gaudy, blng-ly, or yes, even garish. Hence, this over-the-top cake. I took several elements from the book and made them out of gum paste, isomalt or pearl clay. All is technically edible, except for the wooden skewers in the parasol and the gold on the tiara. To me, this cake is woefully over- decorated, but was exactly what the 4-yr old birthday girl and her mother wanted. They were thrilled. I guess that is really what counts in the long run. It is MacMom's strawberry filled with white chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries, covered with white chocolate ganache and topped with quilted white chocolate cheesecake MFF. Of course it had to be predominately pink, as that is her "very most favorite-ist color in the whole world!" (By the way, the star is a sparkler provided by the mom.)


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