My daughter Dina had the idea that we should do a Disney themed post and she picked Beauty and The Beast for our first post! We came up with the dress cupcakes and she came up with the cake!
I would never attempt to make a sugar bowl but for those of you that have the courage to do so I will share with you the link on the tutorial. I had planned to video tape or at least take step by step photos but it was more difficult than anticipated.
Working with sugar can be dangerous; it is extremely hot and you need to take extra precaution.
For the sugar bowl, my daughter followed Ann from How to Cook That tutorial on YouTube. Follow this link—> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvDD_u4apuA
For the sugar bowl, my daughter used a long balloon instead of a globe. She fit it into a large long cup and filled it with rocks for support. The sugar syrup drips down the cup. Once it sets you will need to use a hot sharp knife and gently and slowly cut the edges so you can make the perfect dome for your rose. We kept a pot of hot boiled water near by and dipped and dried the knife as we were slowly cutting the edges.
For the pulled sugar rose you can find tutorials on YouTube. You could make it with fondant or gum paste if you don’t want to make it with candy.
For the cake we made a 6 inch cake and iced it and covered it with fondant. With the extra batter, we made cupcakes. We used yellow fondant and gold luster dust to cover the fondant. We also made a paste with some yellow dust with a small touch of brown food colouring and lemon juice. My daughter used this paste to paint the decorative fondant balls.
She used about 1/2 a package of a 24 oz box of fondant for this cake.
As I mentioned before, the extra cake batter was used to make these adorable cupcakes! I used a mini bundt cake pan for this, but you can use a muffin pan.
We used 2 cans of white whipped frosting and yellow food colouring for the frosting and large marshmallows. I used some fondant for the roses and used marshmallows for the leaves, but you can use fondant for that as well; I just got lazy and time was short as I needed to get them done before the sun went down!
I don’t have a microwave so I warmed up the frosting using a double boiler. The frosting needs to be warm enough to become a glaze.
To put them together, you need to dip the marshmallow bottoms in the glaze and top it on the cupcakes. Pour the glaze over the cupcakes and allow them to set for about 20 minutes. After they have set, pour some more glaze for a final coating.
I had a tube of yellow gel icing that I used for extra decoration, along with the fondant roses and marshmallow leaves.
I apologize for not having a real recipe for you; I just thought I would share the steps we took to make these desserts to give you an idea on how to make them for yourself. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
It is really easy and fun to make, enjoy!