My daughter's 3rd birthday was a generic princess themed party. I knew all the little princess friends would wear their favorite Disney character, and I wanted the birthday girl to stand out.
This is what I came up with:
I did use a pre-fab tulle skirt for the 'frosting' but the rest of the dress is based on a simplicity pattern. The bottom is pleated cotton for the 'paper'. The top is 'Swiss Dot', meant to resemble Eurpean bakery papers. She loved it! She wore it for about 8 days straight!