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Coolest Barbie Birthday Cake 254

by Tammi H.
(Surrey, BC, Canada)

Homemade Barbie Birthday Cake

Homemade Barbie Birthday Cake

This homemade Barbie birthday cake was made for a friend who wanted “Barbie & pink!” The top tier was inspired by a Barbie cake I saw online, and I really wanted to try the quilting technique so that’s what I did on the bottom tier.

These are 5” & 8” tiers, covered in pink and white marshmallow fondant. To do the quilting I placed a triangle from a geometry set on the cake board with the angled side against the cake and used my fondant cutting wheel to lightly imprint the lines (before doing this I measured the diameter of the cake and decided where my lines would go by placing a small mark at each interval).

Turn the triangle around to do the lines going the other way. I then went over the lines with my fondant quilting wheel and then painted the cake with luster dust.

On the top tier I placed vertical strips of black fondant (I used Satin Ice for all the black because I hate coloring fondant black) around the cake. I then placed pink fondant draping around the top edge (see the Wilton website for instructions on this technique) and painted them with luster dust.

I used flower plunger cutters for all the flowers on the top tier, as well as on the board, and added black royal icing dots in the centers.

The cameo is fondant with the Barbie logo painted on with black gel icing color. The pillow and “K” are fondant with a little added tylose powder for strength. The trim around the bottoms of the tiers and around the cake board are ribbon, and Barbie is a Happy Meal Toy.

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Pretty pink cake
by: Danielle

This cake is too cute!

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Coolest Barbie Birthday Cake 305

by Jim D.

Homemade Barbie Birthday Cake

Homemade Barbie Birthday Cake

This Barbie Birthday Cake was a cake for my little niece Ella. She was so excited for a Barbie cake, so my first stop was to check this website for ideas. This website is the best for birthday cake ideas.

I started by baking a 12-inch white cake for the base, then a funfetti base for Miss Barbie. I then stumbled upon one of the new 4 cup Pyrex measuring cups. I filled that with white cake mix then flipped it over for the dress. I covered the base with purple butter cream frosting, and then the funfetti base is covered with yellow butter cream stars. Around both bases I wrapped a thin red licorice around both.

For the dress, I covered it with butter cream, then added some pink coloring to white fondant and worked that till the shade I wanted, and then draped that over the Pyrex mold. I folded the dress in certain areas and added store bought daisies around the dress for show {and to hide some blemishes, shhh secret!} Then I dipped a q-tip in water and painted the dress to look shimmery.

I then wrapped Barbie in plastic wrap like suggested, and jammed the poor girl through the Pyrex mold, the funfetti and the 12-inch base. Barbie is pretty tall! I then piped in the top of the dress with buttercream small stars and wrapped a licorice necklace around. Then I baked some store bought sugar cookie dough, scribbled my niece’s name on them and sunk them into the front of the cake and TaDa!

So thanks to my lil helpers Zach, Kelsey and Jaime, we made the Coolest Barbie Ella 4th Birthday Cake.

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by: Carol D.

Hey Jim, did an awesome job....may need to get you to bake some beautiful cakes for my grandkids. Congrats.

very talented
by: Michele

kind of goes along w/ the "swag", but really AWESOME cake!! What a team :)

Barbies my favorite
by: Anonymous

Dear Mr. Jim D,
That is the "COOLEST" Barbie Birthday Cake I have EVER SEEN!!!! You are one unbelievable cake boss :) please post more of your cakes!!! you have a talent that needs to be unleashed!!!


your soon to be favorite fan

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