Do you believe in magic? In fairies? I do. It’s important to me to believe there are mysterious magical forces out in the world that are guiding us along and making life better. I think fairy dust comes in all forms, from a bright pink sparkly lipgloss to a bouquet of fresh flowers to curling up on the sofa with a good book to dreams coming true just when they need to. Anyone can be a fairy and spread a little fairy dust through good and simple deeds that go a long way in making the world a better place.
My favorite fairy is Tinker Bell.Luckily, she is the star of an all-new Disney movie, The Pirate Fairy. This comes from the world of Peter Pan and pairs Tinker Bell up with some of her fairy friends and Crocky, who may be the cutest crocodile ever! Check out the Disney Fairies Facebook page for more information.In order to prepare for the Blu-ray™ and Digital HD release on April 1st, I am throwing a Fairy Party.
I might not have any kids, but I am truly a kid at heart and loved baking up some fun, sprinkle filled treats to celebrate fairies. At the center of this party is the Vanilla Sparkle Cake.It begins with a fluffy, yet buttery vanilla cake with lots of vanilla bean flecks. I filled one of the layers with strawberry preserves for a pop of color and flavor, while the other layers and the outside of the cake are coated in my favorite Italian meringue buttercream. Of course, the real star of this cake is the sparkle sugar I added as a crown. Not only is this sugar tons of fun, I also love the pleasant crunch it adds.
Just like fairies need help from their friends, this cake needed a little help to make a complete, fun dessert table. I took some store bought sugar cookie dough and topped the cookies with different flavors and colors of frosting and, of course, more sprinkles! Plus, there’s a big bowl of Puppy Chow, because no party is complete without Puppy Chow. It is also gluten free in case of any dietary restrictions.
A few more sprinkles and a little fairy floss, aka cotton candy, and the dessert table was complete, ready for a bunch of fairy loving kids to devour it! Or in my case, my parents and me 🙂 I say the next party you’re throwing for the little fairy fan in your life needs to include these fun treats and The Pirate Fairy!
Recipe adapted from Add a Pinch Additional cooling time will be necessary
Recipe adapted from Add a Pinch
Additional cooling time will be necessary