Princess Cakes Make Fairy Tales Come True For Your Little Princess

Fun And Fabulous Princess Cakes
That Are Sure To Give Your Party A Royal Flair!

If your daughter has decided that she wants a princess party for her birthday, then you will obviously need a cake to compliment your theme. To help you in this regard, we have gathered together some wonderful royal options.

These princess birthday cakes will crown your party with royal joy. They not only look amazing, but are scrum-didily-delicious! So, if you're looking for some birthday cake recipe ideas that are unique, creative, and help set the royal mood for fun, then check out these irresistible princess-themed cakes.


cookie crown cake
Photo courtesy of: FamilyFun

Cookie Crown Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Cookie Crown Cake." This is one of the princess cakes that is perfect for a kids birthday party relating to a princess or medieval party theme.


  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 16 1/2-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • Template for cookie pattern
  • 4 tablespoons yellow decorating sugar
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans white frosting
  • Candy decorations (we used regular and mini M&M's, and Stardrops hard candies)
  • 2 (8-inch) round cakes


Knead the flour into the cookie dough to firm it up. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle. Using the template, cut out as many cookies as you can. Keep re-rolling the dough scraps and cutting until you have 12 cookies. Transfer the cookies to a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle them generously with yellow sugar. Bake them according to the package directions until they're golden brown around the edges. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

cookie crown cake

Spoon 1/2 cup of the frosting into a re-sealable plastic bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe designs onto the cookies. Add candy decorations as shown above. Allow the frosting to set for at least 1 hour before handling the cookies.

cookie crown cake

To finish your princess cakes, use a long serrated knife to trim the top of one of the cakes flat, if needed. Place it on a serving platter, spread a thin layer of frosting on the top, then lay the other cake on it, rounded side up. Generously frost the stack and use a spoon to draw the frosting on top up to a point as shown. Carefully press the cookies around the side of the cake, piping lines of frosting between the cookies to secure them. Serves 11.

princess cake
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Princess Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Princess Cake." When selecting princess cakes, be sure to consider creating a fairy-tale princess cake. Kids not only love to dress up like a princess, but they enjoy a royal feast with a princess at the center of their cake.


  • 2 baked 9-inch round cakes
  • 1 baked dome cake (baked in a 2 1/2 quart bowl)
  • 4 cups white frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Gel icing
  • Cake doll


Stack and lightly frost the two round cakes and then the dome cake (flat side down) on a serving plate to form a skirt.

After the frosting on the cake firms up, (you may have to chill the cake for a while), tint the remaining frosting with food coloring and spread it on the upper two thirds of the skirt.

Pipe on decorative gel icing trim. Then press the waist of the cake doll into the center of the cake.

Dress your princess cakes in a frosting bodice, and she's ready to make her debut at the party. Serves 16 to 18.

princess castle cake
Photo courtesy of: FamilyFun

Princess Castle Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "Princess Castle Cake." Sound the trumpets and lower the drawbridge, as this royal cake makes it grand entrance. When selecting princess cakes, be sure to consider a castle. Kids love the royal treatment they receive at a princess party theme, when presented with a clever castle.


  • 5 baked 8" square cakes
  • 5 to 7 cups white icing
  • 5 sugar cones
  • Purple and pink edible glitter or sugar crystals
  • 1/2 cup pink icing
  • Yellow mini jawbreakers
  • White an purple gumdrops
  • Pink Good & Plenty candies
  • Pink or red gel icing
  • Mini candy hearts
  • Red sprinkles
  • Colored paper and tape
  • 5 toothpicks


Cut one cake into four equal pieces and arrange three of them atop the four whole cakes, as shown, securing with icing. (Tip: Cut up the extra cake piece for nibblers.)

princess castle cake

Frost the castle and cones with the white icing, then sprinkle the cones with edible glitter and set them on the castle.

With a pastry bag, create pink icing corner pillars and a door with mini jawbreaker studs.

Set the gumdrops and Good & Plenty's around the castle ledge, then add decorative loops of gel icing and the mini candy hearts.

Finally, add the sprinkles around the top of the castle and top the cone turrets with flags cut from the colored paper and taped to the toothpicks.

princess and pea cake
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Princess And The
Pea Cake

Here's the recipe for Family Fun's "The Princess & The Pea Cake." Sweet success is awaiting those who create this adorable bed with mattresses stacked high. You can't think of princess cakes without considering this one for a kids birthday party ideas relating to a princess party theme.

Family fun states: "Fairy tales can come true with this sweet rendition of the extra-sensitive princess and her super-tall bed. Despite the cake's magical appearance, you won't lose sleep worrying about making it! The mattresses are two cakes that have been cut into quarters and stacked. The quilt and dust ruffle are made from store-bought fondant. For the headboard and footboard, just use melted candy and our printable template to "draw" the designs on wax paper."


  • Headboard/Footboard template
  • Wax paper
  • 8 Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Fudge Pirouette Wafers
  • 1 cup dark cocoa melting candies (we used Wilton CandyMelts)
  • 9 Ziploc bags
  • 2 cakes baked in 10- by 15-inch jelly roll pans
  • 5 1/4 cups vanilla frosting
  • 4 drinking straws
  • Plastic gloves
  • Red, blue, yellow, and green food coloring
  • 8 ounces (about 1 cup) fondant
  • Cornstarch (for dusting)
  • 5 marshmallows
  • 1 vanilla wafer cookie
  • 1 tube chocolate decorators' icing
  • 4 brown M&M's and 1 green M&M


Make The Headboard And Footboard: Lay the template on a cookie sheet and tape a piece of wax paper on top. Line up two Pirouette wafers along each bedpost and use a serrated knife to trim them to size. Set them aside.

Melt half of the cocoa candies as directed on the package, then spoon the candy into a Ziploc bag and snip a 1-8-inch hole from one corner. Pipe the candy onto the wax paper, following the lines on the template. While the candy is still soft, press the Pirouette wafters in place. Place the pan in the refrigerator until the candy is set, about 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat to make the footboard.

Build The Bed: If needed, trim the tops of the cakes with a long serrated knife to make them level.

Spread 1 1/2 to 2 cups of vanilla frosting on the cakes' tops, reserving about a teaspoon of frosting for the princess's face. Cut the cakes into quarters to that you end up with eight 5- by 7 1/2-inch pieces.

Stack the pieces of your princess cakes on a serving platter. Insert 4 straws down through the center of the cake to make it more stable.

princess and the pea cake

Make The Linens: 6 working on a sheet of wax paper and wearing plastic gloves, knead 1 drop of red food coloring into the fondant to make it pink. Divide the fondant in half, then knead 1 drop of blue into one of the halves to make it purple. Work the pieces until the color is even throughout.

On a second sheet of wax paper lightly dusted with cornstarch, use a cornstarch-dusted rolling pin to roll the pink fondant into a 5- by 7-inch rectangle. Use a pizza cutter or knife to trim the edges and lightly score the top with crossing lines to look like quilting. Roll the purple fondant into a 7- by 1-inch strip and two 18- by 1-inch strips.

Secure the 7-inch strip along one long edge of the pink blanket with a few drops of water. For the dust ruffle, crimp the top edges of the long strips and lightly press them around the cake's bottom layer.

Decorate The Bed: Tint the remaining frosting (see guide below). Spoon the pale yellow, blue, pink, purple, and green frostings into separate Ziploc bags. Snap a 1/8-inch hole from a corner of each. Starting above the dust ruffle and working up, pipe frosting on the sides of the cake, alternating colors so you end up with 6 "mattresses," each about 1-inch tall.

For the princess's body, lay 3 marshmallows end to end lengthwise down the center of the cake, using a few dots of frosting to secure them. Place 2 slightly flattened marshmallows perpendicular to the body for a pillow.

Lay the fondant blanket over the marshmallow body. Spoon the dark yellow, leftover vanilla, and red frostings into Ziploc bags. Snip a V-inch hole from the bags of dark yellow and vanilla, and an even smaller hole from the bag of red frosting. Use a dot of dark yellow frosting to secure the vanilla wafer to the pillow. Pipe on dark yellow hair, vanilla eyes and nose, and a red mouth. Use chocolate decorators' icing for the pupils.

Gently peel the wax paper from the headboard and footboard. Press the pieces onto the short ends of the cake, adding more frosting to secure if necessary. Use chocolate frosting to attach a chocolate M&M to the top of each bedpost. Press a green M&M pea into the side of the cake. Serves 24.

How To Tint The Frosting:

Pale yellow: 1 cup frosting + 10 drops yellow
Blue: 1/2 cup frosting + 5 drops blue
Pink: 1/2 cup frosting + 8 drops red
Purple: 1/2 cup frosting + 4 drops red + 2 drops blue
Green: 1/2 cup frosting + 8 drops green
Dark Yellow: 3 tablespoons frosting + 2 or 3 drops yellow
Red: 1 tablespoon frosting + 2 drops red

Hear ye, hear ye, sound the trumpet and draw the bridge. Make dreams come true with princess cakes, beauty and splendor, or whimsy and majesty.

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