Who has heard of Monster High? Not I!

Posted on: January 30th, 2016 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

My very best customer (Laurie) has 7 children (yes you read that correctly)!  I have had the pleasure of creating several cakes for her family and I keep a running schedule in my Kitchen for her next special day so I can contact her well in advance and discuss theme and quantities etc…

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Recently, it was little Lilly’s 6th birthday and originally she wanted a cake with a “My Little Pony” theme.  Not too difficult, and I was really looking forward to it.

Well, as I have come to learn since beginning this cake decorating journey… little kids change their minds ALL the time!  Little Lilly decided that she would like a Monster High Pretty Cake instead!  Monster High?  Oh my!

I had absolutely NO IDEA what a Monster High was, but after just a little bit of research I realized that I was faced with creating a Pretty Cake for a 6 year old that had a white skull and zebra stripes on it!  Again… oh my!

I wanted to make this cake extra special for Lilly. The bottom tier was to be pink with black zebra stripes, and I chose to try a new method and actually make the inside of the cake a zebra design also.  YouTube is an amazing resource for cake designers.  I am so grateful for the videos that people have created and shared.  I found a video that explained step by step how to make a zebra cake.  Perfect!

I mixed up the cake batter for both tiers and filled the 6” top tier pan.  Then I divided the remaining batter into 3 equal parts and tinted one pink and one black.

Batter
Next I layered the colours by using an ice cream scoop to place a white scoop first, then a pink scoop directly on top of the white, followed by a black scoop directly on top of that!  I repeated the process until all of the batter was used up and baked both cakes!

Monster High Cake 1Monster High Cake 2

Then I followed the same process I always do… I leveled the cakes, torted and filled them twice.

Monster High Cake 3

The bottom cake was iced in pink buttercream with black fondant stripes.  The top cake was iced in white buttercream and black fondant diamonds were attached.  Next I added the little pink fondant blossoms I had made a few days prior when I made the cute little white skull topper!

Monster High Cake

I must say that while I was hesitant that this would turn out to actually be a “Pretty Cake” I knew that it was perfect once I decorated the board and stepped back to take it all in… but the big question was if it would actually look like a zebra print when cut!  Check out the P.S to see the results!

~Dawn

P.S. This Pretty Cake was created using basic white cake, vanilla buttercream with vanilla fondant.
Zebra cake inside!Lilly

PERFECT! Isn’t she a little sweetheart?

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