Princess Jasmine Birthday Cake

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The perfect Arabian princess cake for an Aladdin or Jasmine themed birthday party, this Princess Jasmine birthday cake is super simple to make but makes a great a show-stopping impression at your party!

A step-by-step tutorial for a super simple Princess Jasmine birthday cake, perfect for an Arabian Nights theme or Aladdin birthday party

Princess Jasmine Birthday Cake Tutorial

Ella’s 5th birthday theme was a Princess Jasmine Birthday Party, complete with a henna tattoo artist, giant blow-up pool and Jasmine-inspired crafts.

For her party, I kept the food pretty simple and healthy since the kids were going to be so active during the party, with just a few treats (because it’s a party after all). We had a couple favorite Arabic treats (rope cheese and two different types of hummus) but Ella’s birthday cake was really what tied the Arabian theme in with the food.

If we don’t end up going with an Ice Cream Cake (Ella’s favorite), I try to make her birthday cakes at home – to both save money and also ensure a delicious cake! Over the years I’ve made:

This Jasmine Birthday Cake was probably one of the most simple cakes I made, despite being three-tiered and seven layers!

The brightly colored frosting, matching gum ball “border” and edible gold lattice and lantern fondant made this cake a gorgeous centrepiece at our party, without having to put hours of work into decorating (or having to shell out a ton of money for a cake to serve 20 people). If you do any cupcake decorating, I highly recommend looking into a simple fondant tool kit like this one. It has everything you need for letters, flowers and decorations like the unicorn ears and horn in this post. (The one I’m linking to also has a carrying case.)

And to just address the obvious in the pictures, I decorated this cake the morning of our party and ran out of time with the bottom layer of fondant. Ideally, prepare your fondant the day before you plan to decorate your cake and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

I went with Ella’s preference for a chocolate cake, but you could do a lemon-rose flavor, pistachio flavor, etc, to incorporate classic Arabic dessert flavors.

Other Aladdin Birthday Party Food Ideas:

Princess Jasmine Cake Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: for an added Arabian touch, use lemon-rose, pistachio, or other classic flavors for your cake. You can make a from-scratch cake, if desired.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Three 9″ circular cake pans (can use 8″ if that’s all you have)
  • Three 6″ circular cake pans (can go smaller, but not larger)
  • One 3″ or 4″ circular cake pan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Offset spatula
  • Lattice fondant mold <– If you do any cupcake decorating, I highly recommend looking into a simple fondant tool kit like this one. It has everything you need for letters, flowers and decorations like the unicorn ears and horn in this post. (The one I’m linking to also has a carrying case.)
  • Sharp kitchen knife

How to Make a Jasmine Birthday Cake

For the Gold Fondant Decorations:

The day before you plan to make your cake, prepare the fondant decorations. (Can also be done a few hours before.)

On a piece of parchment paper dusted with powdered icing sugar (or a cutting board dusted with powdered icing sugar), roll out the fondant to 1/2″ thickness.

Press your fondant mold (or cookie cutters, if using) into the fondant.

You can spray the fondant with edible gold spray before or after using a sharp knife to remove the fondant shapes. Spraying before will use less spray, spraying after will ensure no white spots and more even coverage.

Place in an airtight, sealed container. The spray should dry while the fondant stays pliable.

Prepare the Cake:

Prepare the cake mix according to your boxed directions.

Divide the cake batter into the three 9″ circular pans, three 6″ circular pans, and one 3″ circular pan.

Allow the cakes to cool completely before decorating.

For the Buttercream Frosting:

Beat together the vanilla extract, butter and powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes.

Add the heavy cream and beat to incorporate.

Adjust the consistency with additional powdered icing sugar if you need it to be stiffer, or additional cream if it needs to be softer.

Taste and adjust flavor with additional vanilla extract, as desired.

Portion the frosting into four bowls – 1/3 of the frosting will remain white, 1/3 will be dyed teal, and the other remaining frosting will be divided into pink and purple.

To assemble the cake:

Level off the dome on any cake layers that are not completely flat. (Use the dental floss method or a cake leveler.)

Place one 9″ layer of cake on your serving platter, and then add a generous coat of frosting (about 1/2 cup) to the top. Sandwich on a second 9″ layer of cake and repeat. Add the final 9″ layer and use your offset spatula to apply an even layer of frosting all over the cake tier, sealing in crumbs and evening out any rough spots.

Repeat with the 6″ layer cakes on top, and then the final 3″ layer.

Let the crumb coat dry for about 30 minutes before adding the colored frosting layers.

Apply the teal frosting all over the bottom tier, then purple to the middle, and pink to the top.

Add the gum balls in a border along where each new cake tier starts.

Remove your gold fondant pieces and press onto the wet frosting.

 

Pin this Easy Jasmine Birthday Cake Tutorial:

How to make a super simple Princess Jasmine birthday cake - so easy, the kids can help make it! This three-tier birthday cake uses a combination of homemade buttercream and edible gold fondant and can be made smaller if you have a smaller party

Grab your free printable for our easy Princess Jasmine birthday cake recipe:

Yield: 1 3-layer cake, approximately 35 servings

Princess Jasmine Birthday Cake

Princess Jasmine Birthday Cake

A gorgeous and super simple Princess Jasmine inspired cake for an Arabian party theme.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes cake mix of choice
  • Plus, ingredients called for on the box
  • 2 1/2 cups Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk or Cream, as needed
  • 10 cups Powdered icing sugar, as needed
  • Vibrant gel food dye
  • White fondant
  • Edible gold food spray
  • Gum balls

Instructions

For the Gold Fondant Decorations:

  1. The day before you plan to make your cake, prepare the fondant decorations. (Can also be done a few hours before.)
  2. On a piece of parchment paper dusted with powdered icing sugar (or a cutting board dusted with powdered icing sugar), roll out the fondant to 1/2" thickness.
  3. Press your fondant mold (or cookie cutters, if using) into the fondant.
  4. You can spray the fondant with edible gold spray before or after using a sharp knife to remove the fondant shapes. Spraying before will use less spray, spraying after will ensure no white spots and more even coverage.
  5. Place in an airtight, sealed container. The spray should dry while the fondant stays pliable.

Prepare the Cake:

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to your boxed directions.
  2. Divide the cake batter into the three 9" circular pans, three 6" circular pans, and one 3" circular pan.
  3. Allow the cakes to cool completely before decorating.

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Beat together the vanilla extract, butter and powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the heavy cream and beat to incorporate.
  3. Adjust the consistency with additional powdered icing sugar if you need it to be stiffer, or additional cream if it needs to be softer.
  4. Taste and adjust flavor with additional vanilla extract, as desired.
  5. Portion the frosting into four bowls - 1/3 of the frosting will remain white, 1/3 will be dyed teal, and the other remaining frosting will be divided into pink and purple.

To assemble the cake:

  1. Level off the dome on any cake layers that are not completely flat. (Use the dental floss method or a cake leveler.)
  2. Place one 9" layer of cake on your serving platter, and then add a generous coat of frosting (about 1/2 cup) to the top. Sandwich on a second 9" layer of cake and repeat. Add the final 9" layer and use your offset spatula to apply an even layer of frosting all over the cake tier, sealing in crumbs and evening out any rough spots.
  3. Repeat with the 6" layer cakes on top, and then the final 3" layer.
  4. Let the crumb coat dry for about 30 minutes before adding the colored frosting layers.
  5. Apply the teal frosting all over the bottom tier, then purple to the middle, and pink to the top.
  6. Add the gum balls in a border along where each new cake tier starts.
  7. Remove your gold fondant pieces and press onto the wet frosting.

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I hope that this step-by-step cake tutorial helps you create the cake of your little princess’s dreams!

For more Princess Jasmine party ideas, check out our full Princess Jasmine party here or our DIY Princess Jasmine bangles craft.

A step-by-step tutorial for a super simple Princess Jasmine birthday cake, perfect for an Arabian Nights theme or Aladdin birthday party  How to make a super simple Princess Jasmine birthday cake - so easy, the kids can help make it! This three-tier birthday cake uses a combination of homemade buttercream and edible gold fondant and can be made smaller if you have a smaller party

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