Learn How to Make the Perfect Princess-Shaped Charlotte @ Reward Me

How to make the perfect Charlotte for a birthday fit for a princess

Every little girl deserves to feel extra special on her birthday. Go the extra mile with this novelty birthday cake – a princess-shaped Charlotte.

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INGRÉDIENTS (pour 10 gourmands)

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 10 tbsp sugar
  3. 250ml double cream
  4. 1 pack trifle sponges (also known as lady fingers), preferably pink ones
  5. 12g gelatine leaves
  6. 100ml orange juice
  7. 3 peach halves (tinned, in natural juices)
  8. 200g red fruit (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.)
  9. A springform cake tin
  10. A Barbie doll (dolls for cakes are available in specialist shops)
  11. Purple or pink ribbon


1. Split the eggs and then whisk the egg whites with three tablespoons of sugar, until stiff. Whisk the egg yolks with four tablespoons of sugar and a splash of the peach juice, until foamy

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3. Soak the gelatine leaves one by one in cold water until they expand and go wrinkly. This will take approximately five minutes. In the meantime, heat the orange juice in the microwave or in a pan. Remove the water from the gelatine (squeeze out with your hands) and add to the hot orange juice until the gelatine dissolves. Add this mix to the egg yolks.

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5. Whip the cream with the remaining three tablespoons of sugar until stiff. Mix the cream, the egg yolks and the egg whites together, lightly, until you have a nice, airy mousse. Cut three peach halves into little pieces. Add them to the mousse and stir in carefully.

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7. Arrange the trifle sponges against the inside of the springform. Spoon the filling in and leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, preferably overnight.

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9. Remove from the fridge and shake gently to loosen the form. Put it on a cake plate and remove the springform so that you can finish decorating. Think of the cake as the doll’s dress, insert the body of the doll into the center of the cake and finish decorating the ‘dress’ by covering it with the berries. Tie a piece of ribbon around the cake for extra effect, but avoid candles as they could set the doll alight.

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11. This novelty cake will be a hit with your little princess – just don’t be surprised if she doesn’t want to spoil the cake by cutting it!

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