Princess Anna

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So now my little Freyja has turned 2 years old! Our little birthday-girl loves Frozen so I took the opportunity to make a dollcake as princess Anna. This is the second time I make a dollcake and also the second time I make anything challenging using sugarpaste. Last time, the cake was crap – it was easy to handle but it was wildly unpopular and I was myself really unhappy with the taste. This time, the cake was delicious but I made a mistake I won’t be repeating. I put a merengue between two layers of chocolate mousse (delicious by the way!) which made the merengue melt away and the cake to bulge where that layer was – also, the load on top of the mousse-merengue layers was too heavy.

Also, making a detailed drawing of the cake and decorations is a good idea, a very good idea. I made drawings as I planned this cake and they were very helpful! However, I didn’t plan the decorations and I never handle a pencil (haven’t done so on a regular basis for about 17 years!) and I truly regretted just diving in like that. Just making a drawing on a paper and or practicing on a piece of sugarpaste cut in the right shape would have been a quick and clever thing to do.

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Doll Cake

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I made a doll cake for my daughter’s 4 years birthday in 2014. Such cakes have been terribly popular or at least they were in Iceland around the time when I moved out of the country 5 years ago. My youngest will turn 2 years old in a few weeks, might just have another go at this since frankly, it was wonderfully fun and not at all difficult! …considering I really didn’t know what I was doing.

Now I’ve read up (better late than never) and I know more or less what I should have done differently – we’ll see if that’ll translate into the next attempt”