I wanted to make a Barbie cake for my daughter's 1st birthday, so I purchased the Dolly Varden tin from a Spotlight store (Australia) and used the Betty Crocker Moist Vanilla cake in it (2 boxes), also I did a chocolate fudge cake for the base. Getting the cooking times right in the tin made it difficult for me, as the top cooked well but the bottom was still slop so I covered the top and slow cooked it through, but by the time that happened there was quite a hardened crust around the whole cake, not burnt just hard, so I didn't end up serving the cake (thank goodness I had the fudge).
I bought a cheap Barbie doll, undressed her and wrapped her legs in cling film so I could keep her for my daughter when she's bigger. The icing I used a combination of the Betty Crocker ready made frosting and the Wilton frosting in the tubes that you can screw the attachments on to for detailing. I used a star shaped for the front and skirt and had intended on doing ruffles for the dress but it didn't look good enough so I smoothed it with the bumpy edge of a cake server knife. I was really pleased with the result.
The small cupcake in Barbie's hand is just the same cake mix, but a nice touch I thought and a way to add the candle without stabbing the doll!! Everyone was so impressed and couldn't believe I'd done it myself! It was the first time I'd tried anything like this and although it was time consuming, it wasn't that difficult, just required patience. I've set the standard now for her 2nd birthday I think!!
This was my first Barbie cake. I'm kinda new to the whole cake decorating thing, especially fondant. The dress is made of an easy marshmallow fondant recipe.
1 cup mini marshmallows 1 tablespoon water microwave for 20 seconds add 1 1/2 cup confection sugar knead with a spoon until mixed then knead with hands until all lumps are removed
It was strawberry cake with strawberry icing under the dress and cream cheese icing on the base. The flowers were cut out of marshmallow fondant as well. I used gel to color the fondant (you can color before or after mixing).
The cake was for someone on my job's birthday. She loved it.
I baked a round cake and another in a glass baking bowl for this Barbie Cake. I stacked the bowl cake upside down on top of the other. I wrapped a new Barbie in plastic wrap and inserted her into the middle of the cake.
I frosted the cake and decorated using marshmallow fondant and buttercream icing.
This Barbie Cake was my first attempt at a barbie cake. It is made from fondant and vanilla cake with strawberry filling. I made the flowers out of royal icing. I used a Pyrex bowl for the dome and 2 10 inch rounds for the bottom.