'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fairy Cakes

This year I started making fairy cakes. Lorien (nine in February) wanted to be a flower fairy. I made gum paste flowers and a tiny little fairy Lorien sitting on a rock.
We made cupcakes to match her fairy cake for her friends to eat and we saved the actual cake for family.

Mandy requested an animal fairy cake.
The little Mandy fairy is sitting in the nest taking care of the eggs while the mother bird is away. She is even helping one of the birds to hatch.
Mandy loved her cake and it was a big hit at her party. It was especially fun for her because (having Celiac) she had never had a fancy cake before. She chose chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. My gluten free chocolate cake is so good! You can't tell it is gluten free - no gritty aftertaste.

 Arielle, my 7 year old, just celebrated her birthday with a bug fairy cake. She had originally wanted a water fairy cake but after spending the afternoon at Uncle Jon's finding snails in the backyard she decided she just had to be a bug fairy. She was so excited to see her little snail friend by her side. I had fun thinking of little creepy crawly creatures I could put on the cake. There are ants, worms, rolly polly potato bugs, snails, lady bugs, a butterfly and a dragonfly.
This was a chocolate blackout cake with oreo filling and chocolate swiss meringue buttercream frosting.

Now I can imagine all sorts of fairy cakes. What about a candy fairy for a little girl with a big sweet tooth? Or a garden fairy. A berry fairy? A snow fairy would be beautiful . . .