Just let me say that this is way easier than I thought it would be and I am officially, in the eyes of my daughter "the best mum in the whole wide world".
I used a wilton cake pan, 8 inch round cake, store bought gel icing tubes, and half a truck of butter and sugar.
The only specialist equipment I bought was a cake base, one star nozzle, some colouring powder (lavender and rose pink) and 7 premade flowers that Lizzie chose. I dont even have a spatula!
We staggered the icing over 2 days as its hot here in Australia in December. We just put her back in the fridge to let her sit and set. And Id make up the next batch of icing. Some toothpicks and gladwrap kept her looking good in the fridge.
I also chose a ballerina barbie which had a torso design which made this much less fiddly and gave me a colour scheme to copy. In hindsight I'd make 2 round cakes as Barbie had to have her legs pulled off - but shes feeling much better now....
Lizzie wanted sparklers and candles and flowers ( she was very specific about this...what have I created??)
I created this Barbie Doll cake for my friend's birthday party. Knowing that it was a large event and that I had only made one Barbie cake previously, (the week before I made one for my daughter"s birthday), I was pretty nervous.
The dress was a replication of the dress she would be wearing to the event. This party was also the launch of her non-profit organization, Step Into The Beat, a charity that gets urban youth off the streets and into the dance studios! This Barbie cake actually danced in circles until the end of the night!
It was pictured on 944.com and was the talk of the party, even the past mayor of San Fransisco Willie Brown was telling me how much he loved it! I got many of the decorating tips off this website. I also used marshmallow fondant instead of traditional because it tastes yummy and is actually easier to work with! Now I am making cakes for more events!
This Barbie cake was made for my seven year old niece. My sister-in-law made it for her and it was our first attempt. It turned out so good we had to show it off.
We used the Wilton's Barbie cake pan. It used about six cups of batter and took almost two hours to bake. To decorate we used pink and white fondant. It was really easy to work with and fun, kind of like Play-Doh.
The sash, purse and whole dress was made of fondant. To do the piping we used butter cream frosting with a bag and a star tip. To decorate the whole cake from start to finish it took about five hours. At the party everyone couldn't believe it was eatable! It was great fun and the kids loved it!
This Barbie cake was a super fun cake to make. I did a 9" round cake, and used the Wilton wonder mold pan for the dress. I simply frosted the round in white, and the dress in pink.
I then used the star tip for the bodice of the dress. After I finished with the extra little touches, I used edible cake glitter in pink and purple on the dress. (I held the Barbie's hair up with a small clippie, which gave a nice up-do too).
This is my very first attempt at such a project, and I was quite pleased with how uncomplicated it really was. My little princess just loved it.