This was really fun to make, this was my first Barbie cake. My sister had the kit, so I borrowed the pan for the Barbie body. I bought the Barbie head at Michaels. Very inexpensive!
So I made the body, used a regular cake mix from the store. It took longer to bake than I thought it would, about an hour, you have to watch it to make sure it doesn't burn. When it was done, I let it cool.
I iced the cake with home made Wilton buttercream icing. I iced it pink, that's my daughters favorite color. Then I iced the Barbie torso. I just took a butter knife and iced it with the pink. It is hard to ice her body, the icing does not want to stick, so finally got it on and I had to hold the dolls hair up with a twisty tie, until the icing dried a bit and didn't get in her hair, then placed her in the cake.
I used a star tip with a bag and did white and purple dots all around her dress. I also made straps on the torso of the doll. She loved her cake and it was fun to make!
I made a chocolate fudge cake in a 15cm tin and also one in a Pyrex pudding basin for this Barbie Cake. I then layered the cakes with chocolate gnashe filling mixed with vanilla buttercream, all homemade.
I took the legs of a doll (which were wrapped with her clothes and given separately) and inserted a wooden kebab stick into her(ouch!). I then inserted this into the pudding basin cake which was now layered onto the 15cm cake.
I butter creamed the whole cake and set it in the fridge to cool. I then covered the whole skirt part of the cake with homemade fondant icing and draped it so it looked like folds in the skirt. I made a bodice for her and then decorated it with little cut-out fondant flowers.
I frilled some fondant for the front of her skirt. I made a sash for her from a piece of florists ribbon, on which I wrote the greeting and put the candles on the board. This was my first attempt at a Barbie Cake.
My niece loves princesses, so for her fifth birthday (September 17), I made her a special Barbie cake. It's a surprise. She thinks she's just going to dress up in her "princess" costume and come over to Aunt Keesa's house to play tomorrow. When she sees the cake, I'm hoping to hear her famous words "She's bee-u-te-ful!" I also have a tiara and a wand for Chyanna when she arrives.
I baked a white cake and made my own frosting using shortening, butter, powdered sugar, a little salt, vanilla, and milk. I don't have a specific recipe, but go by the old style of "so much of this and so much of that," which is how my mother always made her cake frosting.
Years ago, I took a cake decorating course and learned how to use bags and special decorating tips. However, I have always been more comfortable with the metal frosting tubes that my mother used, so that is what I did for this cake.