I made this Barbie Doll Cake for my granddaughter's 5th birthday party. I had never worked with fondant before, so this was new for me. I got on Youtube and watched videos on fondant making and how to make a fondant rose. I made those up about a week ahead of time. I made so many that I got really good at those! For the doll, I started by baking 3 8-in yellow cakes, icing between the layers with buttercream and freezing. The next day, I carved the skirt out of the stacked cakes and put the doll body into it. I iced the skirt with buttercream. I'm a seamstress, so I just literally cut out the dress pieces out of 1/4 inch fondant and placed it on the doll body, then started draping the skirt. I set the doll on a long very thin cutting board to work on her. I piped the edges with a small star tip and finished it off with small fondant roses on her dress and in her hair.
I let her dry overnight before I transferred her (cutting board and all) over to the main cake. The main cake was 2 9x13's put together and iced with buttercream. I put dowel rods under the doll to support it. I ended up with A LOT of cake! The doll would have probably been sufficient. She ended up bigger than I thought. My granddaughter loved her! She was a hit at the party!
Here is the Barbie Doll 4th Birthday Cake I made for my friend's daughter's birthday party. It was my third time to make a cake like this and the fifth time to ever make a cake! The first time I used a regular cake tin, a glass bowl and a ramekin! Then I got sense and purchased a Wilton doll cake tin on eBay. It definitely made life a lot easier! All done in one go.
I made a regular yellow sponge cake batter and cooked it for an hour. I took the legs off a Dollar-store doll and inserted it into the top of cake. I looked at some photos of doll cakes online for inspiration and then had a great time icing it! I had never used fondant icing before but actually found it quite easy to use. The next time I would make a template for the dress instead of trying to guess how much icing would cover it.
For the miniature cake, I just used a circle that I cut out of the cake and covered it with icing. I used toothpicks to hold the cake in place. I love the look of Barbie holding the cake. I made pink buttercream icing for the frills on the front of the dress. I was very happy with the way it turned out and the little girl was too!
This is my second attempt at a Barbie Doll cake. It was for my friends twenty-fifth birthday party. My friend and I made it for her.
I already had the Wilton's cake pan, so all I bought was white fondant and purple and black Wilton's die. It wasn't to bad to use, just took some time. We also used silver sprinkles and glitter all eatable of course.
The purse came with the doll, we filled it with purple sugar crystals and silver glitter fondant balls. We made a bracelet and necklace from fondant. Also we put fondant rolled in purple sugar crystals in her hair to hide the rubber bands.
Actually the pictures do her no justice. I really need a better camera! We used a lot of fondant for the rolls in the dress but it was worth it. We wanted the back to look like a corset with long ribbon hanging down, it turned out really cool.
My friends mom would not let us cut her. At the party, no one even knew that she was a cake! The candles were not eatable, they were real, not to be eaten.