Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a magical Cinderella cake inspired by the new disney cinderella movie. Cinderella's ball gown was so amazing as she runs to get back to the carriage it reveals the layers of fabric that are underneath and the back of the dress floats out behind her. To make this cake you will need a double quantity of my sponge cake recipe baked in two 8" tins and a 1 L heatproof bowl. The recipe for the sponge cake and the frosting and all the amounts of fondant are on the howtocookthat.net website and I'll link to that in the description below. Once you've filled your two tins and your bowl you will have some mixture left over, and I want you to bake that in another 8" round cake tin. Because we will be using that as well for the back of the dress and some other bits. For the frosting make up the white chocolate ganache and cool it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours then add it to one batch of vanilla buttercream and mix them together. And the recipe for those are on the website. Place a cake board onto a plate so you can get your hands underneath it to turn it. Add a little bit of frosting to stop the cake slipping and then your first sponge cake on top of that. Spread a thin layer of frosting over it. Make sure your cakes are completely cooled and level off the tops of them before you start assembling the cake. I am adding some sprinkles to the frosting between the layers just to make it pretty when it is sliced. Then add your next sponge cake on top of that and more frosting. Then the bowl shaped cake on top of that one. Using a serrated knife cut a small hole down the centre of your cake, you don't want it too big because we want it to hold the doll in place. We want cinderella to be running not just standing still so put one leg forward and cut down one the side of the cake. So that we've got a slit going down it. Then add the straight leg to the centre and the other leg in the split of the cake. Rearrange the doll until you are happy with the position of her foot. Making sure that her body is upright. Now we want to fill that gap. Using the smaller sponge cake that we made cut a chunk and shape it to fit in the gap. Add some frosting and put it into place. Now with the rest of the cake that you've got left over there cut out curved shapes. They can be as big or small as you like and then add then to the back of the cake so we've got that flowing effect to the back of the dress. Now where her foot is we want to take some cake away so we have room to add frills but can still see a little bit of her leg and her foot. Which will have a glass slipper on it we'll make it look like that later. Now for some shaping, we want smooth out the curves over the dress os that it looks like it is flowing around like fabric. We don't want hard edges. And we want to shave off just a little bit at a time. Down the back of the dress make it smooth where the different cakes join to each other so there aren't lumps and bumps there so it just flows down. At the front of the dress when cinderella is running it sits a bit flatter on the stomach area so just trim off that bulging bit For our crumb coat take a small amount of the frosting and melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler to make it liquid. Then spoon it over the cake and spread it out. When you have really fresh crumbly cake like this. I like to do it this way because it is easy to get a thin layer of frosting without pulling chunks off the cake and making the cake have holes in it. So you can just spread it out with this liquidy melted frosting you can spread it out really thinly. Once it is completely covered refrigerate it for about 10 minutes or until you can touch it without it being sticky. Put the rest of the frosting into a piping bag and just pipe it onto the cake. It doesn't matter what pattern you do it in. Just like colouring it in just to give a layer of frosting on there. Then use a spatula to spread it out smoothly and take off any excess frosting. Once you are happy with that place it back in the fridge. Mix some different coloured fondant. Now in the movie the layers of the dress are blue, green, lavender, lilac and white. So you can mix a range of colours there. Take a piece of one colour roll it into a snake and then use a rolling pin to flatten it so that it is about this thick. Then use a fondant tool, you can get these on fairly cheaply online or from cake decorating stores. Roll it along one edge just to thin out that edge so it kind of ruffles up. If you don't have one of these then you could use the back of a teaspoon instead. That gives you some ruffles but we want to make folds along the back edge of our fondant as well. If you have tylose powder adding that to the fondant before you make your frills will make it dry out quicker and hold its shape faster. Flatten that side at the back there and trim off the excess fondant. Now grab your cake out of the fridge and add some flat fondant behind her leg. Take the frill we just made and add it into place going over her leg. Now you are going to need some screwed up pieces of non-stick baking paper to hold up that frill until that fondant dries out. Continue to add more frills, little sections at a time are easier to work with. And use your tool to make sure the ruffles are round and open and looking surved. We also want one or two layers of frills around the base of her dress going the whole way around the cake. Make sure you have a nice shape of frills coming down the side there so her dress can drape down along that line. So you want to make sure you have a smooth line of frills. Now roll out a nice piece of blue fondant and using the same tool as we did before make ruffles along the bottom edge. Flip it over an rub a little water onto the fondant so that it will stick to the cake. The drape it over the back of the cake lining up the frill at the base of the cake so you can just see the other frills sticking out.. As it narrows and comes in towards her waist just pinch it in to make pleat sort of things in ti and use scissors to cut of the excess. Using the same tool we used for the ruffles gently make indents in the fondant flowing in the direction of the dress. In the same way add a piece of fondant to each side allowing it to bunch up a bit around those front frills. So that you've got like a bit of fabric bunching up. Smooth and trim it around the back and blend it in where it joins to it just looks like a crease in the fabric. That will be easiest if you cut it on an angle going down in line with the direction on the fabric on the dress is flowing. Wrap a piece of fondant around the body smoothing it out at the back. Then cut another piece in the shape of the front of the body with a v shape at the base and add it to the front there. Once it is in place use your knife to cut the shape of the top of the dress and take the excess fondant away. Add a couple of lines going up the dress on each side. Repeat that at the back. Apparently for the movie it took 20 minutes to get the corset and the dress on the actress and if she ate anything while she was wearing it she was in pain. I think it was a little bit too tight. Make one more frill, add it around the top of the dress and flatten it down in the centre. Roll out some pale blue fondant really thinly and use a straw to cut four tiny circles. Place them in an almost square shape overlapping in the middle. Then use a knife to make two indents down the centre. And add to the top of the dress for butterflies. Add some cream coloured ones too using a tiny bit of water to make them stick. Now for some magical sparkle. Brush some white luster dust onto the frills and onto the dress. Cover her shoe in white luster dust, and for the shoe I used a little bit of clear alcohol to make the white luster stick to that plastic there. Then add a gold butterfly so it looks more like the glass slipper in the movie. And Cinderella is ready to go to the ball. The ball gown for the movie took a team of 20 people a total of 500 hours to make You can make this beautiful Cinderella cake in a day. And if you want fireworks from the castle just use the Surprise Cakes App. Add it to your backdrop. The bigger you make your marker the bigger the fireworks will be. Subscribe to How To Cook That for more cakes chocolates and desserts, click here to see more of my videos and here for last weeks magic chocolate flower dessert and here for the How To Cook That website. Have a great week and I'll see you all on Friday. [music: Mountain Flight by James Brett used with permission] And if you want fireworks from the castle just use the Surprise Cakes App to your backdrop.