I made this cake for a very close friend of mines daughter for her 3rd birthday. I used the Wilton Wonder Mold pan with an original Barbie doll. I don't particularly care for the doll picks that come with the pan, so I chose the Barbie that was suitable for the event. I sat the Barbie cake on top of a half sheet strawberry cake. I tinted my homemade whipped frosting two different shades of pink to try to match up as closely as possible to the Barbie dress. I left the dress on Barbie and just wrapped it tightly up to the waist with saran wrap. I had to cut a slightly larger hole in the top of the dress cake in order to stick Barbie in. The half sheet gave a little height so Barbie could stand up without detaching her legs. This was my very first Barbie cake and I had so much fun creating it, so I know it won't be my last!
Well, after making a couple of these cakes now, this was the first attempt at it that I ever had done. I ordered from the Pampered Chef, the standard glass mixing bowl, followed the recipe from the Pampered Chef and away I went.
My daughter loved this cake for her 7th birthday. The base of the cake is a regular square cake pan.
I did rosebud for the dress. The only suggestion that I can make to all the parents, friends and future dress decorators out there is that if you want to do the rosebud look on a Barbie cake, make sure your hands are cold, or run your hands under cold water. Otherwise, the icing will begin to melt and the rosebuds won't come out firm.
The Monster High doll cake was for my niece who was turning 12. She loves Monster High! I started off with the Wilton Doll Cake Pan and figured it would be easiest to buy the printed sugar paper in zebra print and also the Scrolly Design.
I air brushed the whole cake first and then added the sugar paper. The glitter spider and the glitter skulls were 3D stickers I found at the craft store. I wrapped the doll in plastic wrap after removing all her clothing so she could be inserted into the top of the cake.
Everyone loved the cake so much they didn't want to cut into it.
This Mariposa Barbie Cake is my first ever 'Barbie' cake made for my friend's little daughter. I used six layers of vanilla sponge cakes, layered with buttercream. I then iced the cake with pink buttercream and decorated with a darker version using a piping bag. I then sprinkled butterflies and hearts and edible pink glitter over the dress.
I also iced the upper body of the doll after placing her in the cake. Using a thin satin ribbon I tied her wings in place around the dolls waist. These were made from clear transparencies painted with glitter glue.
She was thrilled with her cake and I was thrilled with the outcome!
This Naturally Coloured Doll Cake is my first decorated cake and it is done on my daughter 5th birthday.
The cake is altered layers of chocolate and vanilla chiffon cakes which I found online. I cut the layers by hand using plates or anything else round, as a patterns. I stacked the layers using homemade mascarpone buttercream icing between them. I also used mascarpone buttercream icing as crumbcoat, and vanilla buttercream for the icing.
I squeezed a doll in the cake after the crumbcoating and before the final icing. The pink colour comes from using a few drops of beet juice.