Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sleeping Beauty Cake

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. 

Three layers.

(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' 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 :)

Happy caking!

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 ;);)

Fauna, Sleeping Beauty
(Picture found on my Pinterest)


  1. Ahhhh how cute!

    Love all the sprinkles! We should do this for the MTP, but use really white cake, and then literally gob frosting on each layer, perhaps heated up a little so it forms the drips down the side. That would be really cute too :) Also, we should watch Mary Poppins next week :)

    I can't wait until testing is over, but until it is we should make the most out of it and do lunch again after the review session, either next week or the one after! :) Saturday was really fun :)

    Well, until tomorrow dearie, tata!


    1. I completely agree! Next Saturday we can do a late lunch (I have that volunteer thing until 1:30) and remake the sleeping beauty cake! And I like the idea of doing it at the MTP...maybe as an unbirthday cake? Also, we should hand out unbirthday gift bags or something to guests. I was thinking we could have a couple of prizes for people who win some of the games. Like we can have some Alice in Wonderland tea (we can get some from the Disney store in the mall!), some labels that I can make and print out, etc. Any other ideas on that front?

      Can't wait till testing is over either! It will be super fun to just go all out planning for the party once school is done! Also, over the summer, we should go walking/jogging every morning, when it's still cool out!

      See you tomorrow!

      P.S. We need to remember to inquire about the library tomorrow!