I made 2x20cm sponge cakes in a pudding bowl cake for this Princess Barbie cake. I layered the cakes with homemade chocolate fudge icing and then covered them in vanilla buttercream. I then removed Barbie's legs and wrapped what was left in cling film and then inserted a skewer into her and stuck this into the cake.
I made 2 kilos of pink, raspberry flavoured MMF and made her bodice and skirt out of this. I pleated and folded the icing as I put the skirt on to make it look like folds in fabric. I also made marks across her bodice and front panel of her skirt to look like quilting.
I then made lots of bows and flowers which I cut out with a patchwork cutter from another set and decorated her dress with these. I also made a tiara for her. I finished off the cake with a white banner which I made from sugarpaste and piped on the greeting and also piped centres for all the flowers and to emphasize the quilting, and around her tiara to look like pearls.
The candles were put into the leftover marshmallows around the cake.
This cake wasn't as hard as you think it would be. First I baked one cake mix in a large Pyrex bowl on 275 for about 65-70 minutes, ovens do vary, so be cautious. I also baked 1 9inch round cake to put under the "skirt" part so that it would be taller. Let the cake cool in the Pyrex bowl for about an hour, then I took it out of the bowl and wrapped in foil and put into the freezer for a few hours. It is much easier to frost this way. I also made homemade frosting and colored it pink and purple for the skirt. You can decorate it anyway you like. After the cake was cooled, i put a crumb coating on it and then frosted it with the pink frosting, with purple accents. I cut a hole in the middle, tore off Barbi's legs and put her in the hole, My daughter absolutely loved her princess cake.
I made this cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She wanted Barbie and after pricing from bakeries, decided I could do this on my own. It was my 1st attempt at something like this but it was easier than I thought and turned out well I thought!
I used a homemade fondant recipe as I had heard store bought didn't taste well. I used the Wilton Doll Mold set for the dress and baked an 8" round for a base to make it bigger. Before applying the fondant I applied a thin layer of buttercream to get the fondant to stick. I used flower cut outs for the accents and used a head from one of my daughter's Barbies, b/c the Wilton doll wasn't very pretty.
I put the homemade pink Barbie cake on a cake round, but did not have time to cover it, next time I will! Ava loved her homemade pink Barbie cake and was so proud of it!
My neighbor's daughter is turning 5 and loves pink and Barbie. So, she asked me to help her make this Pink and Purple Barbie Cake. She baked the cake the day before using the Wilton Barbie Cake kit (comes with doll). We used Pink, Purple and Teal to decorate. We started by covering the skirt in white whipped icing. Next, we used Tip #18 for the stars all over the dress.
We made fondant flowers using the precolored fondant from AC Moore (it's great). We used the flower shaped fondant cutters. Next, we added the bodice of the dress using the purple fondant and adding the scalloped edges. We used the #18 tip for the sleeves/shoulders of the dress, necklace and decorative features on the dress. We pulled the hair up while we were decorating. We added the flowers at the end and then placed the name for personalization.