To make this fantastic Hula Barbie Cake Design I started with a 12 inch round cake for the bottom and used the Wilton Wonder doll cake pan for Barbie's skirt. The cake pan came with a stick Barbie to use. Follow the directions carefully and the cake will come right out of the pan!
After the cakes have cooled I put a thin layer of buttercream on both cakes a little thicker one on the base. I placed the hula skirt on top of round cake and used tip #16 to make the grass skirt just pulling the tip in downward strokes. I used tip #13 to make the flowers around the waist after I placed the Barbie in the cake. I hot glued the shells on for her top and used tip #2 to pipe the straps on.
For a finishing touch I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the base cake to make it look like sand and placed a lei around the base. It made it look great and was much less work! It was a big hit at the luau themed birthday party.
This Dolly Birthday Cake is very popular with younger girls.
I bake 3 cakes in 8" round tins and one in a pudding dish to make the curved top of the dress. Piled them up and gave a thin coat of either jam or buttercream to stick the dress to. I used a sheet of Dr. Oetker ready rolled Royal icing and simply drape it over the top of the cake, arranging the folds to look like a ballgown.
I then hollowed out the middle of the cake right through to the bottom of the cake board. The dolly is wrapped in clingfilm to protect both doll and cake and insert the doll into the hole.
The dress can be decorated however you wish. This particular cake is dusted with pink crystal sugar which is stuck with water along the hem of the dress.
The extra benefit of this cake is that the child gets an extra present!
I made this cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I made up a standard batch of cake mix (enough for a 2 layer sponge cake) and baked in a dolly varden tin. The tin came with a rod which I placed down the middle of the cake and then put the top half of the doll on top.
I'm not great with a piping bag so I iced the cake with normal butter icing and then cut marshmallows in half and stuck all over the iced cake to make the dress.
I decorated the doll with a butterfly I got from a craft shop which I used as her wings (just stuck on to her back with some double sided tape). I made her necklace using beads slotted on to a piece of florists wire and tied up her hair with a hair band that already had a butterfly on it.
I designed this Dolly Cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. At first I was unsure on what to do but decided on the thing she loved the most, her dolly. By free hand I drew the dolly on wax paper then cut out the parts, head, arms, legs, dress, hands, etc.
Using Wilton paste I coloured my fondant, rolled it out to about 5mm thickness then carefully traced out the parts using a sharp paring knife. The flowers I carefully put together myself using fondant and allowing them to dry overnight to set hard before sticking them to the cake. On the day of the party I iced my half slab cake with a stiff buttercream icing and arranged the dolly on top.
I then finished off the cake by piping a pink trim border around the top. The end result was a success as my daughter recognized her favorite dolly.