Baking Date: October 12, 2012
I was asked to make a cake for an American Girl-themed birthday party. I used a large star pan and mini-star pan from Wilton. The cake was a plain white cake. The icing was vanilla, half of it dyed red.
I did my take on the American Girl logo, which is here:
In order to prep the cake for icing, I used toothpicks to plot out the inner star, and then outlined it with white sparkle gel frosting:
I iced the top outside of the star outline in white. Red icing was used for the inner star, using a #13 Wilton Star tip. The star was outlined on the top edge with red icing using the same tip. The sides were decorated with white frosting using a #32 Wilton tip. Red star-shaped candy melts were used to spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY – the lettering is white sparkle gel frosting. The top was dusted with red sugar sprinkles.
I spelled out the birthday girl’s name using the mini-star cakes. I did a white icing basket weave pattern on the top using a Wilton #48 tip, after I watched this video on how to make the pattern. This was ambitious because the area to be frosted was so small. I would only use basket weave in the future for large areas.
I outlined the stars in red icing using a #13 tip. I added white icing using the #32 tip on the sides. Note: Icing the sides of these cakes is tough when they are so close together. I recommend more space between cakes, or icing them and then using a cake lifter to place them on the display board.
Here are the cakes together
Happy Birthday Lauren!