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Homemade Bailey's Garden Doll Cake

by Rebecca
(Sealy, Texas)

Bailey's Garden

Bailey's Garden

I created this cake for my wonderful niece, Bailey. Bailey is a very special 20 yr old with Downs Syndrome who has a style all her own and she LOVES fairies and neon colors. I found the doll after hearing that Bailey was getting her own hair cut and streaked hot pink! The doll had long hair, so I cut it to match Bailey's bob-cut.
All cake is basic yellow cake. The base was made with an angelfood cake pan and 2-9" rounds were used layered on the top. I made "decorator" frosting and the colors were achieved by using basic paste colors for depth and adding the neon gel colors for brightness.
I kept the application of icing thin, simply because Bailey is not big on sweets.
Day one, I baked the cakes. Day 2, I layered the cakes using white icing for layering and as a "primer" coat after cutting the dress to shape. Day 3, I made the "Toadstool" cupcakes, colored all the icing and put it all together.
I used a spreader knife dipped in warm water to smooth the skirt and gave it a "satin" shimmer. Colored sugar was used to give the toadstools and top of skirt a shimmer.
The "toadstools" came in as a second thought because of the amount of guests attending the party and they can also be used for "take-home" cake for family members who are unable to attend.
To keep with the Fairy theme, I purchased the "Twinkle" candles!
This was my first doll cake! :o)

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7th Birthday Doll Cake

by Emily W.
(Edmonson County KY )

faiths 7th b-day

faiths 7th b-day

My name is Emily and I first got the idea about a barbie cake eleven years ago. my co-worker had got her daughter one from Rileys bakery. I had been purchasing them since I had my little girl seven years ago. I worked in a deli for about six months. I decided to try it myself.

I used two round nine inch cake pans. used two cake mixes, four layers. I purchased the Wilton tips and icing color from Wal-mart. I baked the cakes and let them cool to room temp iced one layer at a time and stacked them luckily they formed the shape of the dress without having to shape them myself.

I used buttercream a little thin to coat the top of barbie and it formed to her making the dress look as though it had creases where the material lay around her waist. Sorry to place the barbie i removed a little circle out of the middle with a serrated knife. placed her in the center then commenced to ice her. after icing the whole cake i went back over with pink and purple(which looks blue in the photo)using a star tip. for my very first try i think it turned out wonderful,and will be making my own from now on.

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Coolest 4th Birthday Barbie Cake 264

by Rita S.
(Sullivan, MO)

Homemade 4th Birthday Barbie Cake

Homemade 4th Birthday Barbie Cake

My niece wanted a homemade 4th birthday Barbie cake with Stars and Big Hearts. So after 6 cake mixes and many different bowls I finally finished it. I used the Wilton's doll dress pan. The only problem I had is for some reason I couldn't get the center of the cake to finish cooking. This was my 2nd attempt.

I placed the cake on top of a 9x13 cake pan for the bottom. The back of the dress is like a wedding dress train with small hearts going down the back as it is in the front with the larger hearts. Needless to say this cake looks better than it will taste, so we will be picking up cupcakes from the store on our way to her party.

Thanks to this site I was able to find so many ideas, I couldn't pick just one.

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