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Coolest Barbie Cake Design 328

by Becky
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Barbie Cake Design

Homemade Barbie Cake Design

Homemade Barbie Cake Design
Homemade Barbie Cake Design
Homemade Barbie Cake Design

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!

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Coolest Barbie Bustle Cake 373

by Marion
(Australia)

Homemade Barbie Bustle Cake

Homemade Barbie Bustle Cake

Homemade Barbie Bustle Cake
Homemade Barbie Bustle Cake

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.

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Homemade Barbie Doll Cake

by Donna B.
(Virginia)


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!

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