I wanted to make a Candy Barbie Princess Cake like those cute ones I see at the grocery store but didn't want to pay that not so cute price at the stores either. I searched the web for inspiration and found several wonderful cakes here at coolest-birthday-cakes.com that made me feel I could do it too.
I shopped for a bowl that was shaped well enough to give the dress top size. I found a ceramic one that looked great but needed another two layer 9 inch cake below it to keep the height level with the doll I wrapped in cling wrap. I had to improvise when using the ceramic bowl to bake a cake because it was too difficult to bake all the way through. I inserted a heavy glass into the center and that seemed to do the trick.
Since I don't really have a steady hand for piping, I inserted various candy in different ways and patterns to make the details in the dress. It got a little banged up while driving the cake to the party since hubby didn't pack it like I asked but thankfully, it's taste wasn't damaged ... and my lil girl LOVED it as everyone oohed and ahhhhed at it come cake time.
I used a Cinderella doll from Walmart to put in this Cinderella doll cake. Because of the height of this doll, I had to bake a doll cake and an additional 9 inch round cake. It almost fitted together perfect when I put them together. I set the doll cake on top of the 9 inch round and only had to angle slice off a bit to get the dress to a consistent shape.
I used a long handled dessert spoon to dig the hole for the doll's legs a bit bigger. I wrapped her in saran wrap so she was not greasy and the little girl could play with her. Then I just frosted her smooth. I always use Wilton's buttercream icing. I just like the way it decorates.
I put a bunch of flowers around her dress just using all of the floral tips I had. The lace look on the front of her dress was cake tip 2. I just made a bunch of diamonds and put a star where they met. Not sure if you noticed, but I missed one star. Still drives me crazy looking at the pics. Very simple to make.
My daughter, Haleigh, wanted a Cinderella Doll Birthday Cake for her 5th Birthday. I searched and searched online for a cake that I thought I could make myself. After researching several sites, I found the instructions for the perfect cake on www.howdini.com. They showed a video of how to assemble the cake with step-by-step directions, as well as, ideas on how to decorate it. They showed a "princess" cake, so all I had to do was to adapt it to Cinderella. I highly recommend watching the video online so you can see their very helpful and useful tips.
I used three boxes of white cake mix and three cans of white frosting (that I tinted with blue food coloring). I bought some white edible pearls, blue accent icing, white accent icing and blue sugar sprinkles. I'm sure it would have cost about $40-$50 at a bakery but I was able to make it for around $15. I already had the Cinderella doll, so that was a savings!
It was a lot of fun to make and turned out really cute, if I do say so myself!