My first adventure in Monster High cakes but certainly not the last, here is Draculaura with a full cake skirt.
Start with doll, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, sink her into some cake, marbled vanilla and “pink” in this case, crumb coat and decorate.
Along the way, strike a pose.
This cake was for a niece and her friend who celebrate their close-together birthdays every year at one large party. Erika and Megan were also treated to cotton candy flavoured cupcakes decorated with sprinkles and of course cotton candy. I made the letters out of fondant because what kid doesn’t want black teeth if only for a Kodak Moment?
The front panel of the skirt was made using an impression mat. I painted the raised areas with silver dust mixed with food grade ethanol (thanks hubby ). Nothing quite paints like this dust/ethanol mix. It in fact is too good, there is very little room for trial and error and getting silver on a black diamond or inside the dotted lines proved to be a nightmare to remove.
What with all the weight on those cupcakes I needed a support system so Draculaura could hold the 12th one that would have the 6 on it. A dowel and a wire frame held everything in place. For the pre-delivery photo shoot I cut out the Monster High logo from the doll box and let her sweetly ball-jointed articulate little hands hold it up.
Car rides can be scary. She doesn’t fit in a box, no matter how often I say
“This is the LAST time I deliver a cake on my lap!”
It seems it’s never the last time.
And the final setup was a breeze, I left while the girls were negotiating who would get which cupcake. Oh and the bat. What is with that grumpy bat? It’s the official grumpy bat of the Monster High world.