To make this Homemade Barbie Cake Design I started out by using the Wilton Cake Pan and a cake mix. The cake takes forever to cook. Once I stood the Barbie next to the cake I knew it wasn't going to be tall enough so I added rice krispie squares to the base of the cake until I had the right shape and was tall enough for the Barbie. I found this step to be the most time consuming.
I then inserted the Barbie and covered the cake in buttercream icing (one batch). I then made marshmallow fondant (one batch) and coloured it pink and purple. I first covered the cake in the pink fondant and then added the purple as the top of the dress and for an added decoration at the bottom. I purchased the silver sparkles at our local Bulk Food Store with the sprinkles and also added the silk rose to add to the dress.
Some helpful tips: Warm fondant in microwave to make it easier to work with ie. 10 seconds at a time and use cornstarch for rolling. I had soo much fun making this cake and my 3 year old loved it....when it first finished she sat for 1/2 hr just looking at her cake. It was the highlight of the party and a lot of the guests were surprised when they heard that I made it. I will for sure by making another Barbie Cake in the future!
My daughter wanted a dolly cake for her third birthday, so I did a bit of research on the net. I found that people seemed to have had the most trouble with the length of Barbies legs, and recommended that they either be cut off(!), a shorter doll (that's not Barbie) be used, or that a second cake be added underneath.
I decided to try a different way, using two cupcakes cut in half and fixed in place with toothpicks and icing. The toothpicks can then be removed once the icing has set. This gives a lovely 'bustle' effect, like you see on a proper princess dress, and also covers up the shortfall, where Barbies is still exposed.
I made the material effect by adding on sugar butterflies (you could use absolutely anything - I got these at my local supermarket very cheaply). Little premade sugar roses and cabachons (also from the local supermarket) finished the effect. My decorating is more enthusiastic than skilled, but I couldn't find anywhere else that used the same idea, so I thought I'd share it.
My daughter wanted a Barbie cake for her 5th birthday so I decided to make the cake 3-D. I bought a Barbie from the store that already had a premade plastic top on her. I made one sheet cake for the base. I used a bundt pan and a small pyrex bowl for the skirt part of the cake. All of my cakes were made with box cake mixes. I used store bought cake icing in white and strawberry. I used food coloring to get the purple color on the skirt and the strawberry icing for the rest of the skirt. I also used sugar sprinkles in purple to accent the dress and the sheet cake. I secured the cake with wooden Popsicle sticks between the layers. I wrapped the Barbie doll's legs with saran wrap and cut a hole just big enough to put the Barbie in the cake. I think the finished product turned out really nice for my first try at a homemade cake! My daughter loved it and it tasted great!