First I found the Rainbow Fairy Barbie that my niece wanted for the cake. A real barbie is too tall to use the pan that you can buy for a doll cake so I ended up crafting the skirt myself by using a bundt pan, a 10" round cake for the bottom and a small round on top that I cut into the skirt shape. I also make a 14" round pan for the bottom layer for the barbie to sit on. Note - I had to use tiers in the bottom layer since the top is so heavy to stabilize the cake. Then the tough part, I had to make 6 colors of icing and marshmallow fondant. (You can find the recipe easily, it's very messy but tastes the best.) Decorating was pretty easy but time consuming because of the 6 rainbow colors. I rolled out and cut the fondant into strips and just laid them over the frosted 'skirt'. I made mini bundt cakes and covered them in leftover fondant and decorated with my nieces name in rainbow candles I lucked out finding and some smaller fairy dolls I found. This is my favorite cake that I've made so far because it's so colorful. If you have patience, a lot of it, this cake isn't actually that difficult to make.
I was asked to do a cake to do with a rag doll. Did not want to make a doll shape cake as they only wanted a small cake and gave it some thought. Eventually I had the idea of making a doll out of Rice Krispies and marshmallows, like the Rice Krispie treats. I knew it would be light enough to sit on the cake even when covered in fondant icing.
So I melted my marshmallows and mixed in my Rice Krispies and did not add any butter. When cool enough to handle I shaped it into a doll shape. I made her sitting down to make her more stable. I then wrapped her in parchment paper and sat her in the fridge to cool.
I made my usual vanilla sponge layered into three with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam. I covered the cake with pink Marshmallow fondant (MMF). I then covered the doll with the MMF and made her clothes which I then added lustre dust to. I used a small rose cutter to emboss the design onto her clothes. I made her hair out of extruded icing and painted on her features.
Apparently every single bit of her was eaten with relish!
I started making cakes about 7 months ago. I have never taken a class and am totally self taught. I have only worked with fondant 3 time now so I was delighted with how this cake turned out.
I made this Retro Barbie Cake for a great friend of mine. She was turning 35 and always wanted a Barbie cake as a child and never got one! She also always wanted a money cake and never got one so the cake is filled with money wrapped in tin foil for a surprise! I know her well so it is a custom cake for her personality. Her favorite color is blue, she loves circles and she loves anything retro. She has long dark hair so the barbie pic suits her as well! It is butter cream underneath and fondant on the top. The blue icing color is royal blue.