Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Peppermint Princess or Candy Cane Queen?

Last week we celebrated our last family birthday of the year, and that means another cake.

The birthday girl had been asking to eat candy canes recently, and that was my inspiration for this cake. That, and her grandmother who really likes peppermint patties was able to be here for the party.

Hello, yummy princess!

Easy yarn sash with bow

When I took the pan out of the box to make the cake part of this, I was totally concerned because the doll insert's arms had broken off entirely. I don't know if one of the kids saw the box in the basement and wanted to play with the doll or if things just broke on their own, but it's safe to assume that poor cake doll will never move those arms again thanks to super glue.

Anyway, all the candies were peppermint, and I added some peppermint oil to the frosting to make it super-yummy, too. The cake inside was a chocolate pound cake. The whole chocolate-mint combo was just about perfect to my taste. 

In fact, this whole cake was a big success. The birthday girl loved it, and it was so easy to just smear on a layer of frosting with a knife and push in the candies to decorate. I even had the right color yarn handy, too.


  1. You did your Aunt Alicia proud with that Barbie Cake. I haven't made one for a while but have one to make in March for one of my friends, I think.

    1. Thank you. What will the march one look like? Green? Spring-y?

    2. Possibly drunk but the jury is still out.

    3. Hmmm. . . not quite sure what that would look like.