I'm not one of those cake makers who will only do cakes that cost four dollars per serving. I like to work with people and do something that fits their budget, even if that means I'm not making my personal favorite recipes.
Now, I don't make no crappy cakes. But there are levels of wonderful. Gum paste flowers are one thing, but that's just not what everyone wants. Sometimes, they just want a princess cake.
|Cinderella...white cake, vanilla icing, and yes, the torso of a real doll:)|
Carving that skirt tier was a challenge, and I came close to dispair more than once. But it finally got iced and I finally got Cinderella to stay afloat up top.
Now...this was the first time I've ever dismembered a barbie-esque doll with an electric knife in my kitchen. I had to pull her legs off to get her to fit in there, and her...um...nether-regions...were still sticking out too far to fit into her skirt.
So I pulled a Wicked Step-mother and sawed her butt off. :) he he
I would normally make a gumpaste topper for something like this, but I wanted to keep the cost down, and I wanted a real Disney look to her face. So I opted for the doll...I love the finished product. But I'll never forget my sadistic magic act in the kitchen...
"And now, ladies and gentlemen, I will saw this doll in two!!!" Yeah...she'll really never be the same again!