Princess Moana Cake

Disney’s Polynesian princess took the world by storm this fall, and won the hearts of families all over the world. Her adventures with Maui, and her chicken HeiHei are as epic as they are heart warming. Today’s recipe is all about Moana, and I want to show you this amazing, over the top Princess Moana Cake! If you love my princess cakes you can also check out my Anna and Elsa Frozen Princess Cake and my Sleeping Beauty Princess Cake.

For this recipe, you’ll need four batches of my rich chocolate mud cake. You can find that recipe here. You’ll also need my famously, delicious buttercream frosting dyed sandy brown, light blue, and dark blue. You can find that recipe here. You’ll also need my chocolate ganache recipe, you can find that recipe here. And finally, you’ll need my fondant recipe (dyed green), which you can find here.

Instructions:

  1. With your 6’’ cakes, use a serrated edge knife to trim the bottom of your cake layers off.  Then, use a cake leveler to level off the top off of the cakes to have four 1’’ even layers of cake.
  2. With your 8’’ cakes, use a serrated edge knife to trim the bottom of your cake layers off. Then, use a cake leveler to level of the top off of the cakes to have four 1 ¼ ‘’ even layers of cake.
  3. Smear ganache onto your cake board. Add an 8’’ cake to the bottom of the board. Then, place a thin layer of ganache. Stack all of the cakes, with layers of ganache in between.

    moana1

  4. Coat the entire outside of the cake with ganache.
  5. Transfer to the fridge to set.
  6. Repeat the previous 3 steps with your 6’’ cakes.
  7. Take your 8’’ cake out of the fridge. Add another coating of chocolate ganache to the outside of the cake. Use a cake smoother to scrape away any excess ganache.

    moana smoother
     
  8. Sprinkle powdered sugar/cornstarch onto your base, and roll out your fondant. You want to measure out your fondant so that it’s just longer than you cake (8’’). Make sure that it’s also slightly wider than the top.
  9. Place the fondant on a piece of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out strips to create tassels on a hula skirt.

    moana2

  10. Place the fondant so that it covers the entire outside of the cake, and falls about 1 inch onto the top of the cake.
  11. Take the 6’’ cake out of the fridge. Apply a layer of that sandy brown buttercream frosting to the outside of the cake. You shouldn’t see any of the ganache showing through the frosting.
  12. Press crushed white cookies along the entire outside of the 6’’ cake. Press a piece of parchment against the cake, and rub it with your hand to smooth out the sides.

    moana3

  13. Transfer to the fridge to set.
  14. Sprinkle powdered sugar/corn flour onto your cake board. Roll out a thin disk of green fondant over the top of the 8’’ cake so that no chocolate cake is showing through.
  15. Stick four plastic straws in the shape of a square through your 8’’ cake. Cut the straws so that it’s even with the top of your cake.

    moana4

  16. Smear ganache over the the green fondant disk. Place your small 5’’ cake board over the top.
  17. Smear ganache over the top of the 5’’ cake board. Remove your 6’’ cake from the fridge and place it on top of the cake board.
  18. Roll a thin tube a fondant, and wrap it around where the two cake pieces meet to cover where the cakes join.
  19. Use an exacto knife draw around the swirl template.
  20. Press the swirl template up against the cake. Then, use a pastry brush to paint brown dusting powder onto the sides of the cake. Do this so that there are swirls around the entire outside of the cake.

    gold brush moana

  21. Smear buttercream frosting onto your extra large cake board. Then, place your cake (with the cake board) directly over the buttercream frosting.
  22. Spoon your light and dark blue frosting into a piping bag (spoon in one color on one side, and another color on the other). Cut off a generous corner tip.
  23. Pipe large swirls of the two toned buttercream frosting so that it covers both cake boards.

    frosting blue

  24. Outline the cake board with washi tape for decoration!
  25. Cut around both Maui and Moana and glue them onto a toothpick. Place them onto the top of your cake.
  26. Stick a straw into the cake wherever you’d like. Then, cut it off so that it’s even with the cake. Stick your flower stem through the straw.

    moana final flower

🎵 I’ve been staring at the…Moana Cake 🎵

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