26 April, 2015
Made With Love- A Princess Birthday Cake (whole wheat, egg-free, natural colors)
Don’t get me wrong, all decorated cakes that I have done are made with love. But when a dear friend asks me to make a birthday cake for a sweet 4-year-old (the second time around), I really want to make it special.
They have no special conditions for the cake, just a chocolate flavor with strawberry filling. But it is just me- I want to avoid using artificial colors and flavors as much as possible, trying to see how much I can push it. Yes, this cake with pastel pink icing and pink fondant is colored just with beetroot juice concentrate! The yellow color in the fondant is from natural icing color from India Tree (refer to my post sunflower cupcakes).
I am not expert enough to make edible figurines, so they are dolls bought from the store and used as props, including the real Princess crown. But it does justice to the theme, right, in a simple way? I had so much fun making this and seeing the joy on the kids’ faces!
Taking this to Fiesta Friday #65 at Angie’s blog, co-hosted by Jhuls and Effie.
Princess birthday cake
Cake (makes one 8″ layer)
organic whole wheat pastry flour- 1 1/4 cup
light brown sugar- 1 cup
butter- 4 oz.
organic fat free milk- 1 cup
vinegar- 1/2 tbsp.
unsweetened cocoa powder- 3/8 cup
baking soda- 3/4 tsp.
baking powder- 1/2 tsp.
salt- 1/4 tsp.
organic vanilla extract- 1 tsp.
strawberry spreadable fruit (contains no added sugar)
1. Mix all wet cake ingredients along with melted butter. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Combine dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
3. Pour into an 8″ pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40 minutes or till knife inserted in the middle comes clean.
4. Bake two layers of 10″ and 8″ cakes. Once the cakes cool, invert, take parchment paper off, and arrange with strawberry filling between layers (use separator plate), and decorate.
Spectrum organic vegetable shortening- 1 1/2 cup
powdered sugar- 7 cup
water- approx. 10 tbsp.
beet juice concentrate- as needed
For Homemade Fondant Recipe refer to this post.
16 thoughts on : Made With Love- A Princess Birthday Cake (whole wheat, egg-free, natural colors)
Thank you so much apsara… The cake was very yummy…
Thank you for the opportunity, Deeps.
Wow Apsara ur cakes are simply amazing:-) love it.. I m sure lo would have loved her cake
Yes, she did. Thank you, Vidya!
Dearest Apsara, I can see the love you have put in, I’m sure everybody can. Your cakes are not just wonderful, amazing, beautiful, each piece of work of yours oozes care, dedication, workmanship and most importantly so your thoughtfulness. Every creation of yours appears more beautiful than the other!
I’m so touched by this comment, Anu. You really made my day! ♥♥
That’s an adorable cake! I love that you use natural dyes. I should look up India Tree. Btw, are you using WordPress shortcodes for your recipes? I didn’t think they work for self-hosted sites?
Thank you so much, Angie. Yes, the recipe shortcode (that you taught me earlier) does work! I was going to research easyrecipe code too which looks better, but this does well for now.
Wow! This looks fabulously beautiful!! I am very impressed that you have made this cake all natural so it’s not ‘dangerous’ to indulge. Thanks for joining FF once again. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂
Thank you so much, Jhuls. You’re such a great host in our FF parties. ♥
You’ve brought us another beautiful cake! I don’t think you need to make your own figurines. Any child would feel so special getting this cake and then keep the figurines in remembrance!
I completely agree with you, Julie. Why sweat over dolls that can be used as toys too? Thank you so much!
apsara,the cake looks stunning and i am sure it would have tasted so.the letters are nicely etched.all our love.
Thank you so much Gowri maami! *Hugs*
What a cute cake!! But where is Rapunzel? Thanks for sharing with FF#65
I’m so glad you like this, Effie. Is Rapunzel also one of the princesses? Hmm, will have to find her…Thank you for hosting FF!