Yesterday, my friend and I watched Sleeping Beauty. We love that movie, especially the 3 fairies :).
So today, I was inspired.
I decided to make the fail cake that Fauna attempted for Aurora's birthday.
(A little Mickey tribute, teehee)
The great thing about attempting this cake is that it's supposed to fail. So if you mess up, that's good! And if you don't....you can claim that you wanted it to be that way. So you can't lose!
I used this recipe.
It's a simple white cake recipe that's especially easy, with minimal ingredients. Your options are unlimited for the cake flavors--you can even do box cake, that's fine too. It's just the decorations that transform it into Fauna's fail cake.
The frosting looks sort of green in the pictures, but it's actually a pale blue in person. Depending on how blue you want your frosting, you can use more food color drops--I used 7 for this recipe.
Another point to be aware of: you want your frosting to be sort of on the runny side. So whatever frosting you choose to use (I just winged it with a cream cheese frosting. I threw in 1/2 cup of butter, half a container of cream cheese, a teaspoon of vanilla, and some powdered sugar. The amount of powdered sugar varies depending on the desired thickness), make sure that it's a little soft!
Fauna's cake was going to be 16 layers, but since that seemed a little much for this little replica, I just used three petite four-inch round cake pans.
I also used a little frosting spatula to spread the frosting, but since you're just basically globbing it on anyway, any ol' spatula is fine :)
A tower of cake!
Now you can do the frosting design however you want, but in the movie, Fauna's cake just sort of collapses under oozing bunches of frosting. You could just leave it the way I have it below, with a mountain of frosting on the top. It looks pretty that way because then you can actually see the layers of cake, and just allow the frosting to ooze over the sides gradually.
(Remember, this is a fail cake! So nothing you do can mess it up!)
Or you can take your cake one step further and spread the frosting around the entire cake.
Doing this next step causes the cake to sort of lean to one side, which is the desired effect since Fauna's cake was falling apart :)
And then I covered the entire thing in sprinkles.
Sprinkles make everything better!
The other great thing about this cake is that you don't have to worry about dirtying up a piping bag for the frosting. I just slapped it on, allowed it to run down the sides, and threw sprinkles all over it (scattering them all over the counters in the process....oops...)
I used blue and white sugar pearls and little round rainbow sprinkles to cover my entire cake. But anything you have is fine. Maraschino cherries would look nice too!
OM NOM NOM!!!!!!
Not only is it delicious, but it looks just like Fauna's :)
P.S. Here's an idea of Fauna's cake from Sleeping Beauty (just in case you don't watch Disney regularly, which I KNOW isn't true ;);)
(Picture found on my Pinterest)