My grand-daughter, Andrea turned 8 last month and I wanted to make her a Barbie cake. The result you see here. What you need to understand is I have NEVER done anything like this before!! I got online and hunted around for some examples, then just started designing.
The cake, from start to finish, took from around 10am Saturday until about 2am on Sunday. Everything you see in the picture is edible, except for the pink items on the bottom layer and the Barbie, of course. Barbie's clothing, however, is edible.
The cake took 5 cake mixes, 4 pounds of powdered sugar, 24 ozs. of mini-marshmallows, various food colorings, and A LOT of patience. The bottom layer is a 12" round cake, the dress is made up of 2 8" rounds, and a bowl shaped top layer. Each layer was swirl colored with pink and purple, white and purple, or white and pink. I used a lot of gel coloring to get very intense coloring. Between the layers is vanilla cream frosting mixed with strawberry fruit jam.
There is a crumb coat of frosting all over the cake. Then everything is covered by marshmallow fondant colored as required.
It was fun to do, Andrea was beaming, and everyone enjoyed it immensely.
Hello Everyone. I came across this site just by pure chance.A ll the pictures and tips mentioned here inspired me so much that I just had to try it out. My daughter got so excited when I told her that I was going to make one for her 9th birthday. I read almost all the write ups in the site carefully and assimilated ideas from different cakes.
I used a Pyrex bowl for the skirt and a round pan for the base. The Barbie was my daughter's. I removed the legs and stuck it on top of the cake, then I started frosting and decorating. It took me almost half a day to do it, but then I did take breaks in between. I first frosted the cake using Pillsbury Creamy Supreme. I let it cool then I used whipped cream (white) and covered the whole cake. Then I divided the cream and gave it different colours (pink,blue,yellow....).
For the decorations I used my own imagination and VOILA the coolest homemade Barbie 9th birthday cake (according to my sweet daughter and her friends) was ready. It broke my heart to see it being cut though :-)
This is my very first Barbie doll cake that was made for my best friend's 23rd birthday. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way she turned out. The cake inside is a butter cake iced with buttercream and covered with fondant.
The details on her skirts were made using an embosser. You know those little roller cutters than can also imprint your fondant. I absolutely love it. it just gives your fondant designs an extra touch of detail. I never make a bow with out it. And I love making bows.
First I did the bottom ruffles of the skirt by using my ribbon cutter and then I used a ball tool to soften the edges. I then rolled out the white fondant for the front of her dress. I placed 3 dowel rods underneath and let it sit for about 30 mins so the pleats would set. I then laid the pink fondant making sure it draped really nicely like a gown. She also had a train.