My daughter wanted a Barbie and The Diamond Castle cake for her 4th birthday so I made one using the doll that came with my dress cake pan as a practice cake, which is "Barbie Cake 173". This is the one I made for the party. It's two 9" round cakes with the Wilton Wonder Mold Cake Pan on top. I added the two rounds on the bottom because I was putting a full size Barbie into it.
I just used a Betty Crocker box mix and Betty Crocker frosting from the can for the filling and the outside of the cake. Then I used Wilton's Ready to Use Decorator Icing colored with Wilton Icing Colors in pink, blue, and purple to decorate the outside of it. I smoothed on the blue then I used the Wilton #18 star tip for the purple and pink. The pink lines were the small round tip and the border around the base of it was the shell tip.
I sprinkled Wilton Pink Colored Sugar all over the purple part of the dress to give it a shimmery sparkly look. Once it was done I put the Barbie (Alexa from the Barbie and The Diamond Castle movie) into it. It was extra special using her because when you squeezed her hand she sang two different songs from the movie and her necklace lit up.
Everyone absolutely loved those two features, both kids and adults!
I made this Barbie Birthday Cake for my niece's 4th birthday. I made the cake in two different pans. For the bottom part of the dress I baked the cake in a 8 inch (3 inch deep) pan. I then used a glass Pyrex bowl for the top part of the dress. After I layered and filled each of the cakes I stacked and carved the cake in the shape I wanted for the dress. I then put a light coat of buttercream on the cake.
I used a real Barbie doll, I wrapped her legs in plastic wrap and inserted her into the cake. Make sure to wash the Barbie legs thoroughly as well. I then began to apply the fondant dress to the cake and tried to match it to the colors on the Barbie bodice. I added buttercream swirls to the dress to accentuate it when I was done. I also painted part of the dress with a pink pearl dust to give it a glittery look. And lastly I made gumpaste daisies and placed then around the bottom of Barbie's dress.
All in all it was a fun cake to make and my niece loved it!
I made this homemade Barbie birthday cake for my daughters 3rd birthday. She loved it so much! I used 2 boxes of cake mix and 2 containers of frosting plus a half of a chocolate container for the filing in the layers. I used two 8" pans for the first 2 layers and a domed bowl for the top.
The easiest I found, was to buy a Barbie that has the clothes painted on her, that way you just have to decorate the bottom part of the dress. For the hole, I used a knife to dig out just enough for the doll to stick in snugly, and then I put decorative frosting around the seam. To make it cool when it was cut I made the layers different colors inside, gel food color gives the brightest colors! Then after you eat it the Barbie washes right off!