This perfectly pink birthday is fit for a little prima ballerina! Complete with a beautiful pink swirl rosette cake adorned with a gorgeous ballerina figurine. My daughter was so excited to keep the ballerina figurine on a shelf in her bedroom, a nice keepsake that she will always remember this birthday by. This ballerina cake complements the theme, in addition to, matching pink ballerina partyware, ballerina tutu picks and cupcakes and a beautiful centerpiece of fresh pink tulips in a vase laced up with a pink satin bow.
Since I filled my ballerina cupcakes with a whole strawberry, I wanted to have the cake filling compliment the flavor. The following recipe was used for filling in between the two cake layers.
1 – 16 oz. bag of frozen strawberries (thaw in bowl with 1/4 C sugar to make syrup)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mash strawberries and drain reserving the juice. Add water to the strawberry syrup to make 1 1/4 cups. In a saucepan, combine the strawberry liquid, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Stir until the liquid boils and thickens. Cool completely, then mix in the strawberry pieces. Refrigerate.
Cream cheese icing, devil’s food cake and strawberry filling is a delicious combination that everyone enjoyed!
The rosette pattern encompassed the entire cake. Using a large star tip, start in the middle of the cake and create little circular swirls. This technique is actually very easy! The ballerina figurine was approximately 5 inches tall and made the perfect cake topper.
The cake turned out so pretty and delicate – just like a ballerina!
Happy Birthday to my little ballerina!!