Pretty in Pink – Princess Tiara

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This weekend I was working of a cake for a friend’s daughter. Lexi was turning four and was having a princess party. And what princess party is complete without a tiara?

Once I settled on the cake (tier one was silvery glitter and tier two was a glittery pink), I was off to work on the tiara. After some google searching and the help of a friend’s sister who is a pastry chef, I abandon my original plans to do the tiara in royal icing in favour of white chocolate.

The tiara was actually a lot easier to make than I anticipated. This is definitely a project I would do again.

 

I found a template on the internet. What did we do before google??

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I trimmed up the template so it was easier to work with.

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The I found a nice round “base” to work on. This canister worked perfectly. 

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So perfectly that it even had it’s own “feet” to prevent it from rolling. Tape your template to your base and then tape a sheet of wax or parchment paper over the template.

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You can certainly temper your own chocolate but… I preferred to use merkins. I melt mine in the microwave. To melt safely, heat for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Once you reach the right consistency, let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly so the chocolate isn’t as runny. You kind of have to do this part by feel. Then place in a pastry bag and pipe on the parchment following the template. After I was done piping, I put the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to harden up. From there it easily removes from your base.

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The off white of the chocolate was nice but I went one step further and dusted this tiara with silver luster dust. It was very pretty and Lexi’s mom didn’t even believe it was handmade at first.

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Hmmm…. wonder if I am too old for a princess birthday party?

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3 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink – Princess Tiara

  1. Anonymous

    Great blog! I love the photography. This tiara thing is so unique. I’m not much of a kitchen artist, but this is the first time I have seen such a thing done. The final product looks great! Keep on posting!

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