I used these doll cupcakes as an activity for my daughter's seventh birthday. Each girl got one, and we decorated them together at the party. They took them home later as a party favor. (I made sure to send the doll's original clothes and shoes home with each child.)
The picture you see is what I did before the party. I then provided powdered sugar butter icing (all different colors) and small candies for them to decorate with.
The cupcakes themselves are yellow cake, and the frosting is a fluffy, egg-white based frosting. I let them dry overnight before having the girls attempt to decorate them. The only thing that is a little tricky is getting the dolls in without their feet going through the bottom, or splitting the cupcake. Make a few extra cupcakes just in case!
What I found the easiest was using a table knife and poking a hole in the top of the cupcake before trying to stick the doll in. Then, I frosted the dolls' dresses with the doll's hands UP, and then when I was finished lowered the hands. Oh, and make sure you get dolls with their hair up, or put it up yourself before frosting!
I used Kelly dolls (or at least the generic kind of Kelly dolls). They are just the right size for the cupcakes!
This doll birthday cake is baked in my kitchen aid bowl. I use two boxes of cake mix, cook at 300 degrees for about an hour and fifteen minutes. I took a cup of cake mix prior to baking, colored it to match the dress and swirlled it with the white cake mix. Then when it was cut into, not only do you have the pretty outside, you have frosting, and swirly pretty cake.
I wrapped the doll with saran wrap prior to inserting her into the cake. I only wrapped up to her hips. Then using frosting, I created the gown. Part of the gift is the new dolly which is quite a hit in our house of three little girls!
I made this Dolly Cake cake with my children so didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped but I'm new to this cake making so I don't think it's too bad and this cake was just for fun.
The cake is a sponge cake crumb coated with buttercream and covered in fondant. The arms and legs are fondant shaped. I found it quite hard to get the arms to stay in place but eventually they did and then when I was putting on the head part I ended up squashing her face.
It's a copy of my daughter's favorite toy `Dolly`.
I always make my daughter a Doll Birthday Cake for her birthday. i use buttercream icing but this year was the first year I used fondant. It took me 24 hours. I worked straight through the night. I thought it looked bad, but my darling daughter said it was the best cake I ever made. It was well worth it .
I used white cake with white icing, a Wilton doll cake pan and a Wilton flower cake pan. I used a real Barbie doll.