Peppa Pig by Prue

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“The Peppa Pig playset was purchased at the ABC shop.
We added a doll from a dolls house and pasted the birthday girl’s photo onto it!
I made a basic chocolate cake in a lasagne tin.
I used Hopper’s green colour for the buttercream icing and a Wilston tip to make the grass
The toadstool lollies are Coles brand, no artificial colours.”

Dolly Varden Barbie by Prue

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 “Doll was purchased from Target. Her wings and dress were removed and her torso was wrapped in cling wrap
I made a butter cake in a pudding tin and a round cake
These were joined with buttercream icing and using an apple corer I cut a couple of hole down the centre to fit barbie in.
I applies a crumb coat of buttercream icing over the whole cake, then using a Wilston star tip I piped the rosettes on.
The icing was coloured with Hopper’s pink and Queens natural pink colour.
The flowers and glitter sprinkles on the barbie cake board are Coles Brand – no artificial colours”

Fairy Castle by Prue

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“The fairies and turrent flags were purchased from a cake decorating supplies shop at Southport
I made a basic butter cake and used a silicon castle mould from The Reject Shop (didn’t really like it, the cake stuck to it)
I used buttercream icing coloured with Hopper’s pink colouring and Queens natural pink colouring to cover the cake
The turrents on the castle are additive free waffle ice-cream cones from Coles and I just covered them in the buttercream icing then rolled them in Hoppers sprinkles.
The flower and snowflake sprinkles on the castle are from Aldi
I used Hopper’s green colour for the buttercream icing and a Wilston tip to make the grass”

Angry Birds by Mel

 

 

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“Dairy free and failsafe apart from cocoa in icing (could sub with carob powder).

I just use a standard Butter Cake recipe, but substitute with Nuttlex and Rice milk.

It was 2 mini spring-form pans (both for $11 at Kmart) and the tower is cake pops with the top and base cut off, stacked with toothpicks to hold them together and the angry birds is a game set that was on clearance at Kmart ‘glued’ together with more icing. I covered a flat canvas from a cheapie shop with contact I already had here, covered all the cake with tonnes of icing and voila!”

 

Another FAILSAFER noted “For the tower you could also cook a flat cake and then cut out circles with a scone cutter and ‘glue’ them together, if you don’t have the pop-cake tray.”  Good thinking, I thought.