Princess Tiana Birthday Cake

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While I don’t have a tutorial on this cake I do have tutorials on these other princesses, Merida and Rapunzel, that you can use as a good reference to recreate this Tiana Cake!

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A sweet three year old, who happens to be the daughter of my college roommate, had a birthday yesterday!  And I got to make her cake!  I loved how well it turned out.

I loved how well it turned out.  Just like I envisioned it.  I started by dying all the fondant ivory as a good base then adding the yellows and greens from there.  Starting with the same color helps bring the whole thing together better!

Look what arrived today!
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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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  1. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    WOW! So many great compliments! I'm SO glad you all liked the cake! It was cute, but I'm surprised at the overwhelming response! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. I have to bookmark this for next year. I do a cake every year for my daughter and next year she will be 5 and has already requested a Princess party and I want to do Tiana – now just to get over my fear of fondant!

    • It was a fun cake to make! And wasn’t as hard as it looks. Just keep the petals/leaves as this as possible so your Tiana doesn’t get to bulky! And don’t forget to send me a picture!

  3. Hi Ashlee!
    Your Princess Tiana cake is ridiculously good. My goodness. I have a Princess Tianna cake to do this weekend and really needed some inspiration. Now that I saw yours I’m so pumped. Did you use a fondant cutter for the leaves of the dress or did you do it free hand. And if by free hand, what tool do you use to get clean lines? When I do my free hand I sometimes use an exacto knife and my pieces are always ridged. (sad face) Thanks for the help.
    T

    • I’m happy to help! It was such a fun cake to make. I free handed all the petals. The secret is to keep the fondant really fresh, don’t roll out too much at a time. Also only cut one piece at a time. Then when I pull it up from the rest of the fondant I use my fingers to press the ragged edges back in, does that make sense? Anyway I usually use pizza cutter, the rolling cut is much better than a knife. Good Luck and send pictures!

  4. Hi, I wanted to make this for my daughters who are turning 5 in two weeks and I was wondering if you could tell me what colors you used to make dress. Thank you

    • I started with white fondant, used ivory as a base so all the colors matched well. I used a few different shades of green, a little here a little there, not sure what exact shades, it’s been a long time… I own about 8 different green gel food dyes

  5. Hi Ashlee, thanks indeed for sharing your beautiful creation, VERY NEAT!!!!!. Can you kindly tell me if you used a particular cutter/template for the cream layer of leaf like layers of the gown if you get what i mean. They are neat and all look the same shape.
    I am planning to make one recently and will highly appreciate an insight into how to make the dress layers SOOOO NEAT. Thanks again
    Abimbola

  6. hello ,
    I want to do this tiana s Dress for a cake can u pls give step by step process in this??

    • I don’t have one, I made this before I was doing tutorials. you can kind of get an idea of what to do from the others. Start with making sure the cake is the right height, prepare the doll, put the doll in, frost and cover an under skirt in fondant. then add the under petals, then the bodice, the green over skirt, and the details! sorry I don’t have pictures, but I hope that helps!

  7. hi Ashley, it’s a baeautifil cake! where did you find barbie’s long hair?

    • I’m a bit confused by your question? Tiana doesn’t have long hair, hers is in a bun?

      • The Rapunzel hair. I saw your Rapunzel cake.

        • okay, I was confused because you are commenting on the tiana cake post, not the rapunzel cake tutorial post. I didn’t buy the doll, the mother of the little girl bought it on amazon and had it sent to my house to decorate with. Of course I made the cake the year the movie came out so the doll was everywhere and easy to find. any of the 12 inch dolls will work.

          • Thank you so much Ashley, I found 1 in amazon, thanks for the link, I’m so excited
            making the Rapunzel cake. And thank you for the cake tutorial! :-)

          • you are so welcome and I hope the tutorial is clear! If you have any questions feel free to ask, I try to respond to all my comments once a week.

  8. Arlene Rolan says:

    Hello Ashley,

    I LOVE your work!!
    My daughter is turning 3 on the 26th of December. I’ve been searching forever for a Princess Tiana “doll” cake. I was wondering if you canPLEASE help me with this? She loves Chocolate cake. I want to do the exact Tiana cake like yours. Can you help me? If so What do I need to do?

    Thanks
    Arlene

    • I am so sorry, I only respond to comments once a month. hopefully you were able to get your answer from all the other comments I responded to with the same question. Again, I am SO sorry I didn’t get back to you earlier, i hope you were able to figure it out.

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