No French bakery would be complete without a fancy cake and some lovely macarons. This is a project we've be saving for a long time. The cake is a trinket box from this set my daughter got from her uncle a couple years ago.
The set comes with faux frosting in a pastry tube with a decorative icing tip. I used my finger to spread icing around the surfaces of the cake and then piped some decorative borders around the edges. Then I sprinkled seed beads into the wet frosting to look like candy sprinkles. I embellished the top with a swirl of frosting, a foam heart sticker, and a red bead.
The cake box opens up to store all the little treats inside.
The stand is just a clear plastic plate atop a clear plastic cup. The set came with pink frosting too, but ours was dried out and stiff because it's been a long time since we last used it. I found that it was firm enough to roll and shape like play dough, so I did just that! I made several sets of round cookies and piped white cream in between and on top for the macarons.
After I finished the cake, I let the leftover white frosting dry out a bit until it was firm enough to make some mini pastries. The heart decorations are real candies reserved from last Valentine's day. I used a little photo frame for a fancy tray.
Whipple is no longer available in stores, but today I found this cool collage clay from Mod Podge at the craft store. It comes in a large tube with three decorative tips. You could use a plastic or cardboard box as the base. The Whipple cream is water soluble, which makes for easier cleanup, but you have to be careful not to get the products wet. I think the Mod Podge would hold up a little better, and it can be used for many different projects.
Joann's had lots of other great goodies from Mod Podge, including Mod Melts and decorative molds. These can be used with a glue gun to create fun little miniatures. There is a 50% off coupon available online, so now is a great time to stock up.
Have fun creating tasty treats for your dolls, and stay tuned for more ideas based on the new Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas.