I was asked to make a princess cake for a friend's daughter. I had previously made a stand-up Barbie Doll Dress Cake and knew how hard it was, so I decided to modify the idea and make 3 little dresses out of muffins. This made decorating and assembly so much easier!
I made two 8" rounds from vanilla/white mix. These were to be the base for the little princesses. I iced them with pink buttercream when they were stacked on top of each other. It looked really cute!
I then made 3 muffins from leftover cake mix and when they were cooked I took them out of the cases, turned them upside down and stuck them into the pink icing. I then iced each dress a different colour; I used the same colour as the bodices that were already painted on the dolls because I did not want to pipe my own bodice! This meant I had a green, a blue and a purple dress.
From then on it became easy. I just used various sprinkles (edible hearts, silver balls, mini marshmallows etc.) to decorate the dresses. When I was done decorating I pushed the dolls into the centre of their dresses. To finish, I stuck edible flowers around the edge of the pink cake, and dusted everything with edible pink glitter.
It was magical to see the faces of my friend and her daughter when I presented it to them! I thought it actually looked better than my stand-up cake I had already made, so I was glad I chose this idea!
This is my first time making a doll cake. I did the cake from the night before, I made chocolate and used the Wilton doll pan. I refrigerated it and the next morning icing it. I did not really know my design, I tried different styles on a piece of parchment paper and then applied it on cake. I only knew the dress would of been white and I had red & blue and green coloring. I just did what looked good at the time.
First I frosted the dress with white butter cream, then put the cornelli lace. When I finished that I found I can put some stars in between so I mixed the colors pink and blue and did the stars. I also did the bodice with the same color and headpiece. When I was finished I found it was looking incomplete so I added some roses with the same color. I used a rose nail and added it to the cake but I added some more petals once it was on the cake. I know I had to put some leaves so I mixed some green icing and that's what I did. I had some green leftover and I decided to add some green flowers with my tip. I liked how it looked so I just popped it in the refrigerator for later.
I found for a first timer, my effort for this Doll Cake Idea was good. Everyone complimented me.