I made this Barbie cake for my daughter's third birthday. I put a Castle background behind it. I used cake mix and canned icing(yeah I know, original!)
I bought Wilton dye...took the Barbie's original dress to the store to match colors. Then a purple edible glitter sprinkles. I used a too small glass measuring cup so had to use two 8 inch cakes (cut circles to fit the bottom of the dress.) (I will use a bigger cup next time so I only need one. The cake almost fell over but I balanced it with a couple of toothpicks.
I made cupcakes to go on the side so I didn't have to cut the cake itself. (until later) I used the actual barbie and just wrapped her in plastic wrap and put her hair up in a "baggie bun" to keep her icing out of her hair until the last day. I tried to match the design of the dress...thought it came out pretty good. (I do NOT make cakes professionally!)
It is hard to sprinkle sprinkles on a cake surface that is almost vertical! Live and learn. My friend's daughter wants one for her 21 st birthday in October so I will know where to improve. This was a FUN cake to make! Thanks for the ideas...I knew what I was going to do but searched and found this web site.
This one is for my DD birthday; it is my first attempt at a Barbie cake. I have been teaching myself cake decorating for the past year and I think this one is one of my best!
I used 3 8" rounds, stacked and frosted in-between each layer. The top layer was baked in my small stainless steel mixing bowl. I used a round cookie cutter to cut out the middle of each cake (before stacking and icing them) and Barbie fit inside perfectly. I had read a few stories about having to remove Barbie's legs; she was just the right height. I was a little worried as I didn't want to ruin a perfectly good Barbie.
It was surprisingly easy to make and did not take long at all. I have spent up to 13 hours or more on a cake in the past, this one only took about 4 hours from start to finish! I would recommend anyone looking to make a fun birthday cake to try their hands at a Barbie cake.
I was a little worried about the bodice but luckily I found a Barbie at my local Wal-Mart that had the bodice painted right on her. I only wish I made the pink icing the color of the bodice rather then the color of her hair; or at least the roses that held the candles.
The Barbie cake was for my niece's 7th birthday. I baked a round sheet cake for the bottom covered in white fondant. I brushed pink shimmer powder (edible) over the bottom round cake, and baked the skirt in the Pampered Chef large mixing bowl.
I had to take out a little bit of cake with a spoon to insert the Barbie without cracking the skirt, and I also wrapped the bottom half of Barbie in Saran Wrap to protect her legs. The bodice was gumpaste shaded pink and molded around her body.
The skirt was piped in buttercream using #16 star tip in varying colors, and the balls around the base of the skirt and round cake were also buttercream. The letters were made using fondant (half tinted pink) and a mold kit. It pays to coat the letters in flour before pushing the fondant in, it makes the letters come out easier.
I inserted dowels in underneath the Barbie because it was fairly heavy. And it turns out, this cake feeds way more than 10 people. We didn't even cut the bottom portion of the cake. Total decorating time was probably around 4 hours (I was being extremely careful though).