This cake was inspired by one of my favourite artists Mandie Manzano, who is known for her digital stained glass art depicting pop-culture icons. I was drawn to Sleeping Beauty as one of my daughter’s names is Aurora, like the princess. I wanted to do something a bit different than the normal pink cake.
The cake is a lemon and blueberry cake covered in fondant and the stained glass windows are hand-painted with food coloring featuring Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, and the three good fairies. The crown is similar to the one Princess Aurora wears in the movie (with added gems for sparkle) and the rose is not only symbolic of her alias Briar Rose, but also what she falls asleep holding onto. Both were made from gumpaste.