I made this Hawaiian Doll Birthday Cake Design for my granddaughter's 6th birthday. She was having a Hawaiian theme party so I decided to make a Hula girl. I made the cake from Betty Crocker's Super Moist Chocolate Fudge mix, as she requested a chocolate cake. I used 2 mixes baking one in a Pampered Chef glass mixing bowl and 1 in 8" round pans. I refrigerated the cakes before decorating them. I put the cake on a glass pedestal plate. I used one round cake on the bottom and the bowl cake on top with icing in between. I cut a round hole in the center of the cake to put the doll in. I wrapped the inexpensive doll's legs with plastic wrap and put extra cake pieces in the hole to stabilize the doll. I use buttercream icing tinted green for the crumb coating. I frosted the skirt again in green icing then took a Wilton number 134 tip to pipe the skirt to look like a grass skirt. I used a star tip with pink and peach colored icing for the top and flowers in her hair. I used a smaller star tip with white icing and striped the bag with gold paste food coloring for her lei.
My granddaughter just loved it and now I am making a Barbie doll cake for her sister's birthday.
My niece turned 6 and wanted a doctors party. My sister (her mom) was quite happy to go with the red cross on a white cake, but I had other plans. This Hospital Nurse Doll Cake was a basic variation on the Barbie or princess cake.
I started of by using round sponge cakes that I stacked and shaped. I cut holes in with a cookie cutter. This didn't work so well and I broke so many of the pieces that I decided to shape her dress with warm rice crispy treat. I wrapped the doll (clothes and all) in cling wrap and shaped the rice crispy treat around her.
I started with a crumb layer of butter icing that I cooled in the freezer and then followed with the final version. I added home made detail like the stethoscope and injection that we made from wire and the nurses hat that I folded from paper. The cup cakes was a last minute addition to have at least SOME cake around for the kids to eat.
During the party we were all quite shocked at how 6 year old girls can hack away at a doll with fingers and forks, but it was GREAT fun!
We took a family vacation to Hawaii and after we got back I decided to have a Hawaiian Luau themed birthday party for my daughter. I baked a pineapple upside down cake in addition to this Hawaiian Luau Hula Doll Cake so there would be plenty of cake for everyone but most of the kids chose to eat the hula girl cake.
For this cake you will need the doll cake mold and doll topper (which sometimes comes in the box). I purchased them at a craft store in the cake section. The doll cake is a little tricky to bake so make sure you follow the directions on the box and use the pole in the middle for baking. I placed the doll cake on the stand and inserted the doll topper. I used Wilton tip #233 (grass tip) and dyed frosting green. I layered the grass down the doll portion. That part was pretty easy.
I used the flower tip to pipe flowers on her waist, arms, hair and neck. I used fudge topping to make her coconut bra. I had to paint that on with a little watercolor paintbrush.