June 20, 2014

Sofia the First for our little Princess

This past Wednesday my beautiful little granddaughter turned 3! Seems like only yesterday that she was born and just a little babe in our arms.  Last Saturday we celebrated her birthday with a few of her friends and family.  When I asked Juliana what cake she wanted she simply responded "Sofia the First" then said "actually, (her new favourite word, lol) I want Jake and the Neverland Pirates" then proceeded to laugh.  She is one funny little girl. Well we stuck with Sofia the First, not only because Jules loves Sofia but Mel had already purchased all the Sofia the First paraphernalia for the party. And for those of you who do not know who Sofia the First is, she is a fairly new addition to the Disney Junior cast of characters.

When deciding which direction to take on Jule's cake Mel and I decided to replicate Sofia's dress, crown and amulet, which by the way the amulet has magical powers which lets Sofia speak to her animal friends. So cool!  As far as flavours go the bottom tier is a chocolate zucchini cake filled with a light chocolate butter cream and the top tier is a vanilla cake with a raspberry curd and white chocolate mousse.

The crown and amulet are made from gum paste and painted with edible food colours. Little purple and clear jewels were added for the extra bling and because Sofia's crown and amulet also have jewels. (the jewels are not edible)....the colours look a little off.....more the lilac than the deep purple everything seems to appear to be.

The back view of Sofia's dress. The bow is made with fondant and all the scallops at the bottom of the dress are outlined in white sugar pearls and they are also added to the front bodice with a few scattered on the bottom tier.

Here's our little darling getting ready to blow out her # 3 candle. Note she is wearing a Sofia the First T-shirt.

Happy 3rd Birthday Princess Juliana!
We love you a whole bunch!

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