"Trolls ", seems to be the favorite word  in our household , since Fall. So its not strange, when we asked our daughter, what she wanted as the theme of her birthday, you might have guessed it. For those of you, who are not aware, "Troll" was an animation feature film which had released last Fall. It became an isntant hit among for not only the tsory line, but also its songs, and its strong female lead - Poppy. The Trolls were known for their colorful hair among other things, and the many tricks they could do with their hair. The film also featured a song, called " Hair Up" .

The Internet , especially Pinterest is full of inspiration for a Trolls themed Birthday cake. Elaborate tiers, gum paste figurines, its all there. I have done fondant cakes for Riona. They look great in a party . But fondant is almost like edible play dough, and no one likes the taste of it. This time around, I didnt want to do a fondant cake. It had to be Buttercream, as I know my daughter likes that.

How do I decorate? My mind was blibking in trying to think of a cake, which would please a 4 year old. I knew I wanted colors in there. The Rainbow plays an important part in the Trolls folklore. So I wanted to incorporate rainbow colors in it. So I baked two Funfetti Cakes, frosted them with vanilla buttercream. Then I covered the sides with Rainbow Sprinkles. I piped buttercream icing, to resemble the "Hair Up" of the Trolls. Rii loves M&Ms and I wanted to incorporate them into the design. I put in M&Ms in the VIBGYOR sequence of the iced buttercream troll hair. Then I sprinkled some more rainbow sprinkles in the center of the cake to finish it off.

My 4 year old loved the cake.


Ingredients :
Funfetti Cake Mix : 1 packet
Vanilla Butter Cream Icing : White
Butter CReam Icing : Black : for writing
Vegetable Oil : 1/2 cup
Eggs : 3
Water : 1 cup
Butter : for greasing baking pans

Disposable Piping Bags
Wilton Tip - 12 and coupling
Offset Spatula
Wilton turntable

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Follow package instructions to bake the cakes. I used two 6inch spring form round pans, which I had greased with butter, and placed on a sheet tray. Once the cakes are out of the oven for 10 minutes, use an offset spatula, to go along the sides of the pan to release the cake.

Let the cake cool for at least 5 to 6 hours, before you start decorating.

Use a sharp serrated knife to level the cake.

Prepare your cake board , or cake stand. Place a dollop of frosting, in the middle, and place your first layer of cake. This prevents the cake from sliding and falling off.

Frost a thin layer of icing on top of the cake. Then place your second layer, on top of it. But turn the cake upside down, to put the bottom up. That way, you get a flat top for your cake. Frost a thin layer of frosting. This is your crumb coat. Let it chill for two hours in the refrigerator.

Take a large sheet tray and cover it with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place a large boil, upside down. Then place your cake board ,with your cake on top if it. Make sure its steady.  Pour sprinkles on your hand, and keep pressing along the sides of the cake.

I filled in a disposable piping bag with vanilla buttercream icing and fitted it with Wilton 12 tip and coupling. I piped in the trolls hair look alike icing.

I filled in the center of the cake with more sprinkles. Then I added M&Ms along the piped Trolls hair. Added in some Daisy candles . I used Black ButterCream Icing and piped in " Happy Birthday " on the cake board.

We were all set to party with our Queen !

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