I made this Barbie cake for my cousin's 6th birthday as she loves everything princess and pink! I cooked the cake in a Pyrex bowl, as we didn't have a Wilton doll pan like most others on this site used. It took a lot longer to cook than my other cakes as the bowl was so big, and I was worried it would burn before the whole thing was cooked through! It came out a bit brown, but it still tasted yummy!
I cut a hole out of the top with a cookie cutter, and after removing the legs from one of my old Barbie dolls and wrapping her dress in cling film, I pushed her into the hole.
To decorate, I made pink icing to match the ribbon on her dress. I iced the whole cake, and then stuck edible flowers and silver and pink icing balls all over. The icing balls gave it an extra shine.
I didn't know where to put the candle without ruining the dress, so I made a cupcake and used leftover pink icing to cover the top. I stuck the candle in the cupcake and placed it in front of Barbie. However, my cousin ate the cupcake before I could get a photo!
Overall it went really well and everyone loved it. However if I did it again I wouldn't decorate until just before I presented it, as the white icing flowers had turned pink after sucking up all the food colouring in the icing!
First I found the most perfect Barbie for my sister in law because she loves fairies! This is a Mariposa Barbie but her wings were so beautiful I thought she would pass for a "fairy"!
I used my standing mixer bowl and filled it with 3 cake mixes. I wasn't prepared that the cake would take almost 2hrs to bake! (I have read elsewhere that pampered chef has a good bowl that many have used for the skirt of a Barbie cake!) I cut a hole for Barbie and wrapped her legs in saran wrap and stuck her in the cake. I then piped her back and parts of her side in chocolate with a #67 tip in horizontal rows.
For the front of the gown I spread pink frosting with a spatula and then followed with piped white in a random pattern. I found dove "bridal" candies and stuck them on the front separating the pink from the purple. The purple is piped w/ #16 star tip and again in a horizontal pattern. The purple and chocolate are separated with a pink beaded necklace cut to size.
I then used fake silk flowers that I added a rhinestone brad in the middle (thanks scrapbook supplies!) to jazz up the purple sides!
I made this Barbie cake for my niece's 2nd birthday. I made the cake with the pampered chef large batter bowl and two 8 in round cakes. I used a full size real Barbie.
I made all of the dress with fondant,including her ponytail holder and all the mini cake presents. The cake was two flavors, the top was chocolate and the bottom was french vanilla, and the whole cake was covered in buttercream first and then covered with the fondant.
This Barbie cake was made using a real Barbie doll (wrapped mostly in plastic wrap). The cake is made by baking a cake in the Pampered Chef large batter bowl, and a cake in the Pampered Chef small round baker. They fit perfectly together!
I made a double batch of Wilton buttercream frosting to decorate and then covered Barbie in frosting stars. It was more than enough frosting. 1 Batch (3 cups) would have been plenty.