I am new at making decorated character cakes but I got the inspiration and idea from this site to make this Barbie cake. I really thank all the members who have contributed so many wonderful cakes. I made this cake for my daughter's 8th birthday which falls on 31st Dec.
I baked a strawberry cake mix in a Pyrex glass bowl. But only after I baked I found out that 1 cake mix is not enough. Again I baked 2 packs of chocolate cake which was too much for the 2 litre bowl. I finally cut the chocolate cake and fitted it under the sliced strawberry cake to form the skirt. I cooled it completely and then made a small opening at the top to keep the barbie.
I used buttercream icing with Wilton blue and green gel colours and piped with Wilton nozzle 2010. I dint make the base separately since the height of the skirt was perfect for the barbie. I inserted the Barbie's torso only by removing the legs. I dint frost the cake. I directly piped the flowers using the icing.
I piped the bow for the Barbie using chocolate icing using the Wilton nozzle 104.
While cutting the strawberry and chocolate cake, layers looked and tasted amazing with the icing.
I made this Barbie cake for my 11 year old. I liked both the idea of a purse and a Barbie. So I did both.
The base of the cake are two 9'13 cakes put together. After the cakes were cooled I placed them in the freezer till hard. Then I made white frosting in the texture of playdough. I rolled it out to fit the top of the two cakes. Then froze the cake.
For the Barbie I used 3 different sized round cake pans and then placed them biggest to smallest. I froze those cakes till hard. I then frosted the layers so that it was forming a dress shape. This frosting was more soft. Then I froze it. I then rolled out yellow playdough and formed it around the frozen dress. I placed the top part of Barbie in and formed the dress and cut out a frosting using chilled frosting that could be cut and shaped.
With the purse I used a 9in round cake pan. After cake was baked and cooled I cut it in half, frosted the two together with more soft frosting then froze. Then rolled out chilled frosting and covered the purse. I use different sized round lids for the circles on the cake.
I baked my Barbie Cake in a large pampered chef glass measuring cup. Once cooled I sliced off the bottom to level and frosted with white frosting and made the roses out of strawberry frosting on wax paper and let sit in the freezer to harden.
I used a doll torso with a pick from the craft store and inserted it into the center and built up her dress with white frosting in a pastry bag. I used a damp paper towel to smooth the frosting and once dried I sprayed the entire dress with pink edible spray coloring. I brushed all of the roses with a edible pearl dust and arranged them on the dress and used a pastry bag to decorate the back and bottom trim.
To finish her off I brushed the rest of her dress with the pearl dust.
I made this Barbie cake for my cousin's little girl's birthday party. I had lots of fun making it and it was so easy to make. I made a regular size square cake for the bottom layer. The dress is made out of an oven safe bowl. I cut a hole out of the top part of the round cake for the dress.
I had to remove the Barbie legs to be able to place the dress just right on her. So you may want to buy a cheap Barbie, so you can throw it away after. The icing is put on with a medium size star tip. Super easy and fun to make.