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Welcome to How to Cook That.net, I'm Ann Reardon. For a printable copy of the recipes, including
quantities and ingredients, simply go to the website, howtocookthat.net.
Today we're looking at how to make a princess cake, using buttercream and vanilla cake.
To start with, to make your cake, put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, and set
it on high and leave it for about 2 or 3 minutes, until it is light and creamy. While that is
mixing, you need to take a bowl that's about the size that you want the skirt to be and
spray it with some cooking oil, and also you need one tin that also needs to be sprayed
with cooking oil. Take some baking paper. We're going to line the tin with baking paper.
Fold it in half, and fold it in half again. Using one hand here, because I've got my baby
on my hip. Then once you've folded it in half 4 times, simply cut one corner around, in
the shape of your tin. And then when you unfold it, you've got your circle ready to go in
the base of your tin. And that is ready for your cake. Check your mixture, it should be
looking like this light, fluffy and white-ish in colour. You need to half fill your tin.
If you put anymore than that in there it's going to overflow when it rises in the oven.
Then when I'm making my cakes that I want to layer, I like to push more mixture towards
the edge and away from the middle. Even though when you put it in the oven it's going to
flow back into the middle, this seems to stop the large doming effect and the sides being
too low. Put the rest of the mixture into the oven-proof bowl and then push that towards
the edge again.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes and then move both of them down to a lower
shelf in the oven and then put a baking tray over the top, so they don't burn on top. The
bowl in particular is going to take a while to cook. You just need to keep checking it
by placing a knife in the middle to see if it's done. If the knife comes out clean, it's
done.
Once it's cooked, tip it out and allow it to cool completely. And then we want to trim
around the top edge of the bowl. Cause we want it to be the shape of a skirt, not the
shape of a bowl turned upside down. So you need to take a sharp knife and trim off around
the top. Start doing little by little. You can always take off more. And then we're gonna
cut this into 3 layers. Being careful not to cut your hand. There's one, and then there's
two and three. So you're doing two cuts through which gives you the three layers.
Then take your cake, which I don't need to level the top, because as I said, the way
of moving it away from the middle has meant that we've got a flat cake on top. So we're
just cutting it into 2 layers for our base layer. There we go. And then using a cookie
cutter for each of those layers in the middle, take out a centre circle. This is to allow
room to put the legs of the doll down the middle of the cake. Then you can eat those
bits.
Then we're going to take some simple syrup. The recipe for that is on the website. If
you click on the link in the description below the video you'll get all the quantities for
the cake and the Simple syrup and everything. The purpose for the simple syrup is it keeps
the cake moist. Often if you have an ice cake, it can come out quite dry, but by adding some
simple syrup, which you can flavour how you like, it helps keep the cake moist and it
doesn't make the cake soggy at all.
Put a layer of butter cream. Again the butter cream recipe is also on the website, just
link in the description below this video. Then spread it. It doesn't matter if it's
overlapping on the outside because we're going to put a layer of butter cream on the outside.
We don't want too much overlapping into the middle, because that's just going to be wasted.
On your next layer, just repeat what we've already done. So another squirt of your simple
syrup, then add your butter cream, spread it out and repeat this, all the way, with
all your layers, up to the top. And you're just doing the same thing. As I said, don't
worry about butter cream sticking out on the outside edge. Because we're gonna use that
to help cover the outside of the cake anyway. And it's easier if you've actually got it
overlapping to the outside because then you don't have lots of gaps and holes that you
need to fill. So there's our final layer.
Then using a large knife or spatular if you've got one, spread out that butter cream that
we had overlapping. If you need to get extra, just get some extra out of the bowl and spread
that around. So we're trying to get a really thin, what's called a "crumb coat" over the
whole cake. And the purpose for that with this cake, is it's gonna help us when we're
piping on pretty frills, to not get crumbs in our icing. And also it'll help the icing
stick to the cake.
Now take your doll, put its hair up, and wrap the body in plastic wrap to protect it. Then
take a zip-lock bag and make a cut as shown. Just a small cut, not too big. And then take
the very tip off your bag, just a tiny bit, not a lot for taking that off. And you want
to do that twice cause we want two bags, one for white butter cream and one for our pink.
I'll just show you on an envelope in case you couldn't see that. Make a small cut into
the bag. And take the very tip off the end. Then fill your bag with your butter cream
and put one layer of white butter cream around the bottom. Then this is your pink. Just showing
you the direction that you hold the bag. And put a, just above the white layer, just overlaping
slightly. Go around, just slightly going in and out with your pink icing. And continue
to do that all the way around. To make it easy to turn, if you put the base on a bowl,
you can then get your hand underneath to turn easily.
Now you've got a few choices of bodice types. For this particular one, bend your dolls legs
and pop the doll into the cake. Then get a zip-lock bag. Make a very small cut off the
corner and a small cut in. Start with your straps, over the shoulder and around the back.
This is your classic sort of bodice that you see on these cakes. I have given you a couple
more options of different ones after this, if you prefer a different sort of a style.
So follow around the line of the top of the dress with your butter cream, giving a line.
And then just do little spots of butter cream. Just push it in, give a little squeeze, and
pull back and move along. Repeat this all over the the whole bodice. And you've got
your classic butter cream bodice for your cake. Then take your bag that you had your
frill butter cream in, and just put a frill the whole way around to fill any gap between
the doll and the cake and finish it off. And then finally, we'll take some silver decorations
and just pop those at the neck line of the cake. And that's one bodice option.
Your other option, you need to do this before you put the doll into the cake. Just make
an outline of your dress, and some stripes going downwards. Make it go further down the
body than you think you need, so that way you don't have to come back and top it up
if you've missed some. All the way around. Then what we're going to do is, hold the doll
over a bowl, and cover it in sprinkles of your choice. I've used pink here, but you
can use multi-coloured or whatever you'd like. Shake off any excess, do the back and the
sides. And then take your butter cream again, and fill in the holes that you left the lines.
So it gives us a striped bodice effect to your cake. Which can look pretty. It give
a bit of variation to it. Once you've finished doing that, again bend the doll's legs to
get it to the right height. And because you've already covered the body, you hold it by the
head, and push it in. And then do the frill around the top.
The last one, which is my favourite one. Again do your outline, going around the doll. Then
placing it over a bowl, using some white, longer style spinkles, so it looks a bit like
white fur, cover over the icing that you've already done, and shake off any excess. And
then take your butter cream, and just following straight down, doing lines all the way down,
finish off your bodice, and do that all the way round and on the other side. And then
put your doll into your cake, and do the frill around to finish any gap.
I've also done a tutorial on how to do a princess doll using fondant which you can click on,
or the easy butter cream rose cupcakes for you there as well.
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