I have been baking for many years but just recently started finishing cakes with fondant. Using the internet and online videos I’ve learned to improve my baking skills bit by bit.
Meal time has always been important in our family. Baking bread, cupcakes, cookies and cakes gives much joy to all of the family. I began a tradition of baking birthday cakes for my grandchildren and every year talk about what it is they would like for their birthday.
In this day and age where people are so mobile and it doesn't seem families spend simple times together, like dinner, I like the idea of a home baked cake and how the design is created through time spent with each of my grandchildren and their parents. I could just as easily drive to a grocery store or local bakery and buy a cake but it is not as fulfilling or satisfying as giving my time and creating just what my family wants and enjoys.
I used a two liter stainless steel bowl for this Barbie Princess Cake. The rounded bit is Madeira sponge and there are three layers of Victoria sponge underneath it. I used pink buttercream and strawberry jam between the layers.
I cut a whole through each layer with a cookie cutter and the Barbie doll is wrapped in clingfilm so she could be handed over to my niece after cutting. I used regalice that I coloured pink to make her skirt and bodice - I didn't cut off any excess to create a draping effect and then I decorated with butterflies I made out of florists paste. I also made her necklace and bracelets out of it too. Then to finish off I gave her a bit of a gold sheen with brush on lustre.
I spent ages looking at all the Barbie cakes on here before choosing my design so thank you all for the inspiration for my first Barbie cake!
My grand-daughter Mya wanted a Barbie Princess cake for her 5th birthday because that's her favorite doll. Using 3 different size of cake pans, I baked a tasty sponge cake (not cake mix)for 45 mins. It cooled for 1 hr. then refrigerate for another half an hour for easy trimming.
I arranged the Barbie Princess cake and incorporated Disney Cinderella doll into the middle. I made the dress with blue fondant which turn out perfect cause I add the coloring to the gelatin before adding the icing sugar.
To display my creativity, i made her tiara, earing, neck piece and want out of fondant, I also used silvers to enhance her dress and beauty, this is my very first try at a Cinderella Doll cake and I am so proud of myself.
Mya loved her Barbie Princess Cake and I am sure it will be her lifetime memory.
I made this Barbie Princess Cake for a friend's daughter's 7th birthday. The cake itself is made of basic Madeira cake but I found that I needed more cake so I baked another pan of chocolate.
The layers inside are therefore alternate yellow and chocolate with Swiss meringue buttercream for icing. The gown body is uneven as I had to carve the gown's body and my carving skills aren't that great. I then added pink and white fondant decorated with little yellow flowers. The details on the gown are from those special mats for fondant covered cookies.
I then spray painted everything with edible lustre spray paint in pearl just to give it that 'princessy' touch. Hopefully the celebrant likes the cake.