Wedding Dress Cake


Safiya Nygaard joins Ro to create this beautiful and dreamy wedding dress cake.

Yield: Makes one 6-inch three layer cake


Things you'll need

  • 5 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 large eggs
  • 3 ½ cups granulate sugar
  • 3 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk, warmed
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, warmed
  • Swiss buttercream frosting
  • Powdered Sugar
  • White fondant
  • White royal icing


  • Princess cake pan (Ro Baking Line by Wilton)
  • 11 1/2-inch-tall-doll
  • #1 decorating tip

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the three princess cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, and lemon extract until doubled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, milk and buttermilk.
  5. Mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture until well combined, then whisk in the milk mixture until smooth. vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  6. Fill each pan two-thirds full with batter (using about 3 ½ cups per pan)and bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Let cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn out of the pans onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Level off the top of each cake with a cake leveler or a large serrated knife.

Time to decorate!

  1. Stack the cakes in ascending order, leveled side down, with a thin layer of frosting in between the cake layers.
  2. Crumb coat the cake and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
  3. On a flat surface sprinkled with powdered sugar, roll out the white fondant to  a 16-inch round,1/4 inch thick.
  4. Drape the white fondant over the cake and form ruffles on the bottom of the dress.
  5. Using more white fondant, roll out a rectangle and cut a "V" shape for the front and two "U" shapes for her arms. Cover the doll and use water as an adhesive.
  6. Cut two triangle shapes with one flat end and attach it to the shoulders of the doll for the sleeves.
  7. Place the doll in the center of the cake and cover the seams with a thick strip of fondant.
  8. Add more details by piping lace details using the buttercream and adding some silver sanding sugar.




Written By Rosanna Pansino

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