I made this Singing Victorious Doll Cake for my daughter Emmas' 7th birthday. She loves the Victorious TV show and wanted a Victorious cake. The cake itself is just out of a box but the icing is from a homemade butter cream recipe of my cousin Melanie.
I based the idea from my daughter's singing Victoria Justice doll and tried to create a stage effect as if she were at a concert. I used a spray gun to color the cake with a big cardboard star wrapped in tin foil in the center to help support the doll. The background is painted with the scene from Victorias' locker on the TV show. I built a wooden platform for the cake to sit on and made a lighting truss across the front from dowel rods and inserted led lights of different colors into each of the 24 fixtures.
I used very small wires to connect the leds to a electronic board underneath the stage. I programmed the electronic board to flash the leds in sync with the music from the singing doll. The doll singing and flashing lights are started when you lift her arm. I added some foam stick on stars around the stage.
I searched the web for ideas and recipes to make my 4 year old daughter a Barbie birthday cake. I settled on a marshmallow fondant recipe that was a lot of work but very easy and the finished product was much better than I ever imagined. And with boxed cake mix the total price with clearance Barbie was only $10!! Versus over $50 at my local grocery store.
The Sleeping Beauty Barbie Cake was a HUGE hit with the kids and the adults. The Sleeping Beauty Barbie played music and her dress lit up. So I kept her clothes on and wrapped the lower portion of the dress with press and seal (much easier to seal her in than plastic wrap).
I used a large spring form pan for the base and a medium Pyrex glass mixing bowl for the skirt. The cake settled too much and ended up too short for my Barbie, so I made a top tier out of aluminum foil. Once covered with fondant no one but I knew the secret to the top part of her dress.
The fondant kept the cake fresh for 3 days!
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My daughter wanted a Snow White party for her 4th birthday. This cake is 3 tiered. The bottom is a 12-inch round with an 8-inch round at the base of the 'dress' portion which I made using the Pampered Chef Original Mixing Bowl. By using these different sizes I was able to have 2 different flavors (white in the bottom 2 cakes & chocolate in the bowl cake).
I baked the cakes 4 days ahead and froze them, took them out the morning that I decorated it. They were much easier to frost being partially frozen. The frosting is the Wilton Buttercream mix, I used 3 mixes (probably could have gotten away with two).
The middle of the flowers is a cinnamon candy. The 3 dwarfs came in a doll set that I gave my daughter as a gift. Everyone loved this homemade Snow White doll birthday cake, especially my daughter! They couldn't believe that I made it myself.