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
Vanilla Sparkle Cake
Recipe adapted from Add a Pinch
Additional cooling time will be necessary
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
so pretty!!!! yay for magic and fairies!
Manhattan Image and Style says
OMG!!! This looks so good sweetie!
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Chris @ Shared Appetite says
I’m a fan of any party where cake is involved!
Becky @ Olives n Wine says
This post made me smile so much!! I loved believing in fairies and princesses when I was a little girl and CANNOT WAIT (well, okay… I can wait a little bit, haha!) to have a little girl of my own and throw her princess parties 🙂 This cake looks perfect for those little girls with big imaginations!
I think you should come visit me and we should have our own fairy party 😉 You’re never too old for fairies, princesses, and sprinkles!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I love the cake!!! Loved this entire post!!
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I don’t have kids either so I would totally give myself (and friends) a sparkle party! You’re invited. 😉
This cake looks so delicious. I’m loving that frosting!!
I’m so at that party 🙂 Thanks, Tina!
Debbie Eccard says
What a great looking cake! Very gorgeous and I’m sure it taste fantastic!
What a gorgeous cake! My family would love it 🙂
For someone my age, I think I’m irrationally excited for The Pirate Fairy! This cake is so gorgeous…perfect for celebrating it’s release!
I’m totally with you. I really want to see it. All the previews look super cute! Thanks, Joanne!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
I am all for sprinkles, fairies, and delicious cake. Mmmmm!
love the colours of the frosting you used on the cookies, especially the 2 tones! xoxo
The Squishy Monster says
I believe in magic…and what a lovely cake!!
Laura, Thanks for sending over some generous slices of this delicious cake! It tastes as good as it looks – which is amazing since it looks so beautiful! We sent some of the cake to Bill’s office and it was a big hit! One person even said it was the best cake she ever had!
I’m so glad you liked the cake, Mary! Someone from Bill’s office even sent me an email saying how much she enjoyed the cake. That was so nice!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Aww this cake is so cute!! I love the sprinkles 🙂
Oh one of my favorite ways to eat cake is with a nice layer of jam in the middle.
Next time try using raspberry with dark chocolate cake–so good!
Love the colors on the cookie frostings!
Long live anything with sprinkles!! YUM
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Love this fairy cake!! And of course I believe in fairies!!
Beth Eastwood says
This looks so colourful! I made one quite similar only I put sprinkles inside the cake to make it a funfetti cake!
I have made my own funfetti cake too. It was delicious!