How To Make Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Cake

Elise Strachan


Oct 21, 2022

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is one of the all-time classics. And for those who love cooking princess cakes, I’m going to show you how to make an Aurora Princess cake from this beautiful movie. 

I’ve updated the classic ‘dolly varden’ style of cake that’s been around for generations and added my own flair with a beautiful Ombre layered effect inside the cake.

If you haven’t heard of Ombre before, it’s a graduation of the same colour in varying shades. Today, I chose pink, but you could easily switch the colour scheme and doll to suit your Princess of choice.

To recreate this cake, you’ll need the following items:

  • Metal bowl
  • 8″ cake tin lined with baking paper
  • Aurora princess doll (try to get the one with plastic bodice / clothing)
  • Serrated knife
  • Offset spatula
  • Spatula
  • Disposable piping bag
  • Open round piping tip (any size will do)
  • Scissors
  • Circle cookie cutter (approx 5cm / 2″)
  • 12″ cake board
  • 8″ cake board
  • 1 piece glitter pink scrapbooking paper
  • Non toxic craft glue
  • Buttercream frosting (get my recipe here)
  • Pink food colouring
  • White food colouring (if using vanilla cake – not required if using white cake)
  • Vanilla / white cake batter – I used a triple batch of standard vanilla cake mix – enough to make around 40 cupcakes or 3 x 8″ round cakes

See how this cake comes together by watching this comprehensive step by step tutorial:

Ombre Sleeping Beauty Disney Princess Cake by Cupcake Addiction

Once the cake is completed, store it at room temperature for up to 48 hours. I never refrigerate my cakes as it causes the frosting to set too hard and the sponge inside to dry out. Buttercream is fine at room temperature for up to four days, but two is best to ensure a moist delicious cake.

Sleeping Beauty Cake
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Cake is one of the most popular cakes on the planet

If you make this cake at home, I’d love to see pictures of your creations shared on the Twitter page @carouselfood

Happy Baking


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By Elise Strachan


Elise Strachan's My Cupcake Addiction is one of the world's largest free online cake decorating schools. My Cupcake Addiction shows you how to create gorgeous cakes, cupcakes and cake pop masterpieces from the comfort of your own home. Baker and Pastry Chef, Elise Strachan aims to bring the art of cake decorating to all corners of the globe, and has recently launched her first cook book, Sweet! Celebrations. With over 10 million views on Youtube each month, Elise holds the proud boast of being one of the most viewed baking channels in the world. Elise's success is phenomenal and The Carousel is delighted to feature her recipes and tutorials as our Baking Editor & Pastry Chef. You will love her fun, inspiring and authentic approach to baking.


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