I bought the Dolly Varden tin a couple months ago, hoping that I’ll get an opportunity to actually make one. I was so excited when I was asked to do a doll cake as a fairy!
I made the dress and wings of fondant, and also made flower and butterfly accents to adorn the dress. The cake itself was chocolate sponge. I read online that the tin holds about 8 cups of batter, which is accurate. Except I highly recommend you don’t use a sponge cake that rises a lot with that amount – that may be better suited for a mudcake. For sponge, I would think 6-7 cups would be more appropriate, or you’ll end up with a lot of overflow as I did! haha
The frosting was strawberries and cream flavoured buttercream, piped into rosettes using Wilton 1M tip.
I made her a wand using a toothpick and small fondant stars. I painted the wand stick and her wings using silver white lustre dust.