Trolls, trolls, trolls…calling all trolls! Did I say my little 3 year old Ava is obsessed with all things Poppy, Branch and TROLLS?! Crazy, 3 years have come and gone, and now my toddler is out of the toddler years and a sweet little 3 year old saying please, thank you, and scolding her little brother for misbehaving. What kind of party could we have, but one with a subtle nod to our little Poppy, queen of the trolls? A troll-tastic party with a troll cake of course!
We decided this year to have Ava’s party at a play gym–these seem to be super popular with toddlers and 3 year-olds, as they can tumble, run, dance, and basically run wild for an hour and a half. To add a troll flair, I decided to make a troll cake; a cake decorated like the rainbow, with a medley of bright jimmies (got to have sprinkles of course!!!), rainbow colored lollipops, and of course, the entire cast of the Trolls movie on top.
I just love the drip cakes that have been all the rage lately, but I also wanted to add sprinkles to the bottom and different colors on the sides. So I decided to do a test cake and figure out how to drip white chocolate AND add jimmies to the bottom. I recommend watching a tutorial on how to make fondant cakes first. Wilton has some terrific tutorials on Utube, I definitely suggest watching for the novices like me!
For my test cake, I basically heated up candy melts with a little bit of milk and butter and applied them to the bottom half of the cake. I made sure my cake was on a stable surface (on a cookie sheet), and as I applied the candy melt to sections of the bottom, I immediately took a handful of jimmies and “glued” them to the candy melt. If the candy melt dries too fast, just take a hairdryer (or a click and flame lighter) to remelt the candy.
Big Day Ultimate Troll Cake
Once I felt I had the drip part down, I decided to take the cake to another level, and add more colors. I decided to try my hand at airbrushing, and create three color stripes, Yellow and Pink, with the final stripe being the rainbow sprinkles. I achieved this with the use of a cake airbrush , I personally love the one I found on Amazon. It was extremely easy to use, I just added the food coloring and as much water as needed to achieve a bright pink and yellow.
If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I’m a stickler for using organic foods without the use of artificial flavors and dyes. I was able to use all my natural food dyes easily with this airbrush! I love Color Garden Pure and Natural Food Colors, and the Sprinkles are India Tree, carnival colors.
So here is how the cake turned out! It really was a troll-tastic hit!