Fairy Birthday Cake

by Andrea Campbell Jackson
(Wolverhampton, England)

The Fairy Birthday Cake itself is one of my homemade vanilla sponge cakes filled with homemade vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. My most popular order! It's a 6" round cake and it's 3" deep.

This Fairy Cake was for a friends daughters 1st birthday. The name 'Frankle Further' which is piped on the cake is a nick name for her daughter whose real name is Frankie!

My friend just wanted something girly and mentioned princesses and fairies then left the rest up to me, so I decided to do a flower fairy design with a little crown on the fairy to suggest a fairy princess!

The colors pink, lilac and yellow I think always work well on any cake that you are decorating for a girl so I stuck with this color theme for the cake.

The cake is covered in fondant (sugarpaste) and the fairy and flowers are also all made from sugarpaste, with a little gum tragacanth added to the sugarpaste of the fairy to ensure she maintained her shape!

The fairy is sitting on a large yellow flower and is, as you can see, surrounded by smaller flowers.

After the cake was baked and had cooled, it took me 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the decoration of the cake.

To finish it off I piped the message as requested by my friend 'Happy 1st Birthday Frankle Furter' with white royal icing.

The reaction from my friend and her family was very enthusiastic. They loved it. And that is exactly why I do this for a living as you can't beat the feeling of seeing someone, especially children, so happy as a result of something you have lovingly created for them! Its the best job in the world!

I really hope you like this design and enjoy recreating it for yourself.

I started decorating cakes as a hobby just over 2 years ago. When I first started I used to buy all the cakes ready made as my first passion was not for cooking the cakes but just decorating them. This is because ever since I can remember I have been creative and love to paint, draw, model things etc, so decorating cakes was the perfect way for me to use my creative talents to invest a little time into someone I cared about and present them with a personalized cake for their special occasion. The result was my friends and family loved receiving a cake from me and the sentiment of me spending time decorating the cakes was worth more to them than a present brought from a shop.

So it got to a point where I didn't want to do anything else but design and decorate cakes so in August 2008 I took a massive leap of faith, quit my job as a manager in a building society and decided to pursue a full time career in cake making and decorating.

So, here I am 2 months on and I have now set up my own business from home making and decorating cakes. YES! I actually make the cakes as well now as I want the whole creation to be my own and I love it!

I have also been extremely lucky to secure a part time position at my local cake maker and decorators shop 5 minutes from my home and I am learning so much from them and love the time I spend there. So, 2 days a week I work for the shop completing orders for them and the rest of the week I work from home completing my own orders for friends and family.

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Oct 28, 2008
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WHAT A GREAT BAKE!!
by: Sue Crutchley

Hi Andrea

How fantastic do your cakes look. This one especially and fit for a princess! Cannot wait to seen my cake. Good luck.

Sue xx

Oct 28, 2008
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The Cake Queen
by: Vicky Jones

Andrea, if this cake was anything like the cake you created for Callum's birthday then it was perfect! I absolutely adore this cake with the little fairy on. You put so much passion into creating these beautiful cakes and you definitely have a long a successful career and business ahead of you! Lots of love to you xx

Oct 26, 2008
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5 star fairy cake
by: Sarah Cotterill

Andrea this is a beautiful cake. It must be every little girl's dream birthday cake.
It looks great & having tasted your cake - it tastes as good as it looks.

Oct 25, 2008
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Beautiful cake for a beautiful baby!
by: Karon

This cake was the talk of the party, and it tasted wonderful too. Wishing you all the luck in the world in your business venture!

Oct 25, 2008
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Andrea is the 'Cake Diva'
by: Lisa Goulding

This is just one of many of Andrea's amazing cakes. Her talent and imagination is second to none. This is one of my favourites I think the fairy is fantastic. The only downsize is that I always want to order two of them, one to eat and one to look at!

Oct 24, 2008
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Andrea
by: katie

FANTASTIC
cake Andrea and so was my little girls princess cake everyone loved it.Thankyou x

Oct 24, 2008
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fariy cake
by: Annie - Telford UK

what a wonderfull cake i will definitely order one off you if i ever have a grandaughter xx

Oct 24, 2008
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gorgeous cake
by: trish

what a fabulous cake andrea. you are so gifted. all of your cakes are beautiful and delicious.

Oct 24, 2008
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magical!
by: Jo

Wow, this cake looks gorgeous! Well done! I know where to come for my little girls birthday now! Hope you do dinosaurs aswell for little boys!

Oct 24, 2008
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Amazing Cake !!!
by: Emma

What an amazing cake, u are so talented, good luck with your business !!!

Oct 24, 2008
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Fantastic
by: Matt

This is a fantastic design for a little girl and I am sure she was over the moon when she saw it - All orders for my families cakes will definately be coming your way - Keep up the brill work!!!!

Oct 24, 2008
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WOW WEE
by: Sharon Kempson

I think your flower fairy cake is wonderful.

Oct 24, 2008
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pretty cake
by: Danielle

Aww this cake is lovely..very talented x

Oct 24, 2008
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pretty
by: sarah

the cake andrea is fantastic,i no were to go for my cakes through the year congratulations on getting to were you are now.ill pass you to friends too who may like to buy your cakes too. x

Oct 23, 2008
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Fairy Birtday Cake
by: Sharon

This is a beautiful cake and any little girl having this at their birthday party would make their day.
Andrea is a very talented person and would recommend her to any of my family and freinds.

Oct 23, 2008
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Amazing!
by: Angie Morris

How amazing and beautiful is this cake?? Almost looks to good to eat (Notice I said almost lol). What a talent!!

Oct 23, 2008
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Fairy Cake
by: Chris - Wolverhampton


The cake is wonderful, everybody loves something different which is what Andrea produces. Cakes make a great gift, Andrea is very talented just give her a theme and she can create magic.... so talented.

Oct 23, 2008
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Cakes
by: Donna

Just love this cake, it makes me wish i had a little girl in the family. On the other hand i might just order it for myself Yummy yummy...

Oct 23, 2008
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so cute!
by: Heather Galloway

I love this cake! it's really cute and perfect for a little girl :-)

Oct 23, 2008
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Fab
by: Jenny McFadzean-Jones

What a lovely cake! Fab xx

Oct 23, 2008
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Aww that is so pretty!
by: Jackie

That cake is so pretty any girl would love it!

Oct 23, 2008
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Your a natural
by: Gemma

Andrea, some people have that natural creative flair and you are certainly one of them!! This is only 1 of a selection of fantastic cakes that you have designed and created but shows how naturally talented you are!! A big well done from me, and looking forward to a few special birthdays coming up next year to place those orders xxxx

Oct 23, 2008
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pretty fairy cake
by: cheryl

Just want to say what a pretty cake! you have a wonderful talent!

Oct 23, 2008
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Your a Natural
by: Gemma

Andrea, some people have that natural creative flair and you are certainly one of them!! This is only 1 of a selection of fantsactic cakes that you have designed and created but shows how naturally talented you are!! A big well done from me, and looking forward to a few special birthdays coming up next year to place those orders xxxx

Oct 23, 2008
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Flower Fairy Cake
by: Kim Windsor

I love this cake Andrea. You did a fantastic job of the cake you made for my goddaughter's christening and I will definitely be recommending you to my beauty and Avon customers. Good luck with it all! Kim x

Oct 22, 2008
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Andreas fairy cake
by: Nic, England, UK

wow, great fairy cake.
Beautiful, artistic and simply breathtaking.

love it.
xx

Oct 22, 2008
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Andreas fairy cake
by: Nicola uk

wow, love this cake.

beautiful, artistic and simply breathtaking.

xx

Oct 22, 2008
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5 out of 5!!
by: Dave from UK

Andrea's cakes are awesome! She has got a great talent :o)

Oct 22, 2008
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Excellent
by: Tracey Hinton

I think this cake is fantastic and I will be ordering a cake from Andrea for my son and daughters birthdays as the skill shown in the making of this cake is superb.

Oct 22, 2008
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What a Stunning Cake!
by: Pamela

Perfect cake for a little princess!
I am sure she loved it as much as you loved decorating it!!

Fantastic effort!
Well Done

x

Oct 22, 2008
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Flower Fairly birthday cake
by: Denise Bird

This looks so pretty, beautiful for a little girl (or big girl for that matter)!!!

Oct 22, 2008
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Andrea's cake
by: Anonymous

Wow! This cake looks amazing. Any child would be proud to have this cake at their party. The craftsmanship is brilliant and a lot of care and attention is evident.

Oct 22, 2008
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Fantastic
by: Michelle Doherty

well Andreas cakes are fantastic ive had 2 made by her so far and they are out of this world
cant wait 2 have my daughters 1st birthday cake

Oct 22, 2008
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excellent
by: stuart

superb quality and creativity... any young girl would love this for a birthday

Oct 22, 2008
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Cool
by: Lisa

This is a superb cake i think you have done an amazing job well done

Oct 22, 2008
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Wicked cake
by: Anonymous

The cake looks absolutely superb, you have done an amazing job and i will defo be getting one for friends and family to.

Oct 22, 2008
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Fairy Cake
by: Jenny C

Andrea, you are so talented...this cake is amazing, you have a massive talent!!! I will definately be putting my orders your way!!!

Oct 22, 2008
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Amazing!
by: Kerry

Wow what a fantastic cake and knowing that you have only been doing this for two years makes it even more impressive!
You are a very talented lady...Good Luck with your new business venture.

Oct 21, 2008
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fairy cake
by: jenny

this cakes lovely!
you're really talented
it looks amazing xxx

Oct 21, 2008
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Wonderful fairy cake
by: Alex

this is one the best fairy cakes i have evea seen it is wonderful well done

Oct 21, 2008
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Fantastic
by: Sue Farmer

This is a beautiful cake - perfect for a little girl.

You've got a real talent so hope your business takes off for you!

Oct 21, 2008
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Flower Fairy Birthday Cake vote
by: Anonymous

Excellent idea for a young girls birthday cake!
Gets my vote for your home page!

Oct 21, 2008
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Gorgeous Cake!
by: Rachael

In all possible ways!

This cake was made for my daughters first birthday and I was absolutely over the moon with it...Not only did it look fantastic but it was gorgeous to eat too!

Thank You so much Andrea, you exceeded all my expectations and it was the centre piece for the day!


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