This is the Peter Pan themed cake I made for my daughter Carissa's 9th birthday.
To make this cake I baked 2 six inch cakes, 2 eight inch cakes, and 2 nine inch cakes. I leveled them, stacked them (using bubble straws and cake boards in between for supports), and iced them.
I measured the circumference and height of each layer. Then, I rolled out and cut to size three pieces of white fondant. After that I wrapped the corresponding fondant around each layer of cake.
I used my airbrush food coloring drops, paint brushes (only used for cakes), and toothpicks to paint the scenes on the fondant. I had printed out different scenes that my daughter picked out from the Peter Pan movie, and I used those to reference to as I painted.
After I was finished painting I sprinkled some gold shimmer dust on the tops of the cakes where the icing was showing to resemble pixie dust.
If I had more time I would've had more pictures on it and some of the pictures (like the mermaids) would have come out better. Why do you ask did I not have time...? Well, this was not the first cake I made for her birthday party. The first cake was going to be the Big Ben clock tower with the characters on the clock hand, but that cake met an unfortunate demise. :( So, the cake above was a starting over from scratch Plan B that began late the night before the party and finished right up until her party started. :O
I was pleased with the way the cake turned out though, and my daughter was really happy with it.
[I may update the post with a little more details on the first cake and a few pictures, but for now it'll have to wait. :) ]
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