It's been ten years since she came into our home and she has grown to be the most incredibly beautiful girl. She is smart, witty and full of life. Currently, she wants to grow up to be a dancing concert pianist who does her own vocals and performs surgery on animals on the side. Oh, she also wants to ride horses as a hobby and tells me often that she will have a stable full of them. While she may have to scale down her dreams just a little, she will be encouraged to accomplish anything she sets her mind to. And you never know, she very well might be the first concert pianist who dances and sings and plays the piano at the same time.
As a Mom, I want all of her dreams to come true. My job is to encourage her to attain her dreams, pick her up and hold her when she fails, keep her from over extending herself, and make sure she continues to have fun.
I promised pictures of this ballerina cake over a month ago, and my guilt has finally gotten the best of me. I love this cake for it's simplicity. Every other year our children get to have a friend birthday party. The other year it's a family birthday year. This year was a family party, and when asked what kind of cake she wanted, she requested a bright blue cake with neon pink. And bling. Lot's of it.
I'll admit that cake decorating is not ever going to be something that I excel at. One look at the internet to search for cakes and I feel so inadequate. My kids also dislike fondant, so I can't make all those gorgeous fondant cakes I see either.
The secret to the cake is the white chocolate ballerinas. The bling is made possible by edible glitter and the tulle at the bottom makes for a beautiful skirt. Or tutu, if you stretch your imagination.
The piped on buttercream frosting begins at the top with a light neon blue color that progressively deepens in color the further down the cake you go.
Each ballerina was hand made with the use of white chocolate, edible glitter, and a template. You could easily replicate this cake and make it look breath takingly beautiful for your own daughter.
Toy Story 3 Cake (My first and ONLY attempt at fondant)
Bobby Flay's German Chocolate Cake (To.Die.For.)