Every year I like to make them a homemade birthday cake for my son and daughter. I think it is something that will really stand out to them when they get older. So for my daughter's 2nd birthday I really wanted to make her something that she would love and she loved Barbies. I actually used this website as a reference for my Barbie Fairy Cake.
I used the fairy Barbie because she was shorter, so she fit more easily into the cake. I baked the cake in a Pyrex bowl. I measured the Barbie next to the bowl to make sure she would fit.
After it cooled I frosted it with powdered sugar frosting dyed pink. For extra decoration I used non edible jewels I got from the craft section in Walmart.
My daughter absolutely loved it and wants me to make another this year. Its much easier then it looks and so much fun.
My daughter and I made this Barbie cake for my granddaugter's 5th birthday. This cake took 3 cake mixes and 4 cans of cream cheese frosting. The platform is 2 1/4 sheet cakes stacked together and the skirt is made from 1 bundt cake. We built up the top of her skirt with trimmed pieces of cake then frosted it with a liberal amount of tinted pink icing. The flowers are made of buttercream that we froze for easier handling. We placed them on the skirt and cake. The platform is sprayed with canned color for a grass effect. The trim on the top and bottom of the skirt is a simple shell border. The borders on the platform are a forward-reverse and a double loop.
I used a 8x8 pan for the bottom and used a pampered chef glass measuring cup for the body and than put them together and then cut out a whole for the barbie I put a paper towel roll in the hole so the barbie wouldn't get messed up I let it sit for about an hour in the refrigerator than I put the white icing on the bottom and pink sprinkles than I put the barbie in and put the pink icing on the top I made the swirls with my finger to make it different than I put it in the refrigerator over night
I made this Barbie cake for my daughter's first birthday. It took two cake mixes, one chocolate mix went into two 8 inch round pans and a white mix went into a medium Pyrex bowl (this gives a cool effect when the cake is cut).
Definitely freeze the cake before icing so the crumbs don't pull into the icing. Also make sure you make the two 8 inch round cakes for the base so the doll's legs don't stick out the top. My first cake was a disaster but with these tips the final one turned out great.
This is the first one i ever made, I didn't have the round cake pan designed for these so I bought a stainless steel mixing bowl and baked the cake in it. As far as decorating the cake went I was a nervous wreck but it turned out really well. My then 3 year old granddaughter has red hair so I used a red headed barbie. I can't wait to make another one!