This was my 1st Barbie Birthday Cake. It was for my daughter's 25th birthday. I used a tiffin cake tin, as I couldn't be bothered to cook loads of cakes and carve them up. I used a chocolate mud cake recipe and goodness it tastes lush!! Beware if you leave Barbie's legs on as I did (I couldn't bear the thought of cutting them off), then you may find as I did that there is a gap between the cake and her hips.
I simple used a 6" cake board for the cake to sit on and sat it on another 12" board and simply drilled a hole in the middle for her feet. This left only now a little distance which was corrected by using sugar paste smooth and modelled, which was then covered with fondant icing, perfect. I added a bodice and then covered with a train. I did find the train part tricky and it took 3 attempts and in the finish I settled for the above.
It was much easier than I thought it would be. I used a lustre cake spray by PME, it was expensive as I nearly used the whole tin but it just finishes the cake of wonderfully. I also used rainbow glitter on the butterflies and lettering. I looked at lots of designs and got lots of tips from here so thanks peeps...and I hope this is useful to some out there.
I made this Princess doll cake for my niece Rylee's 2nd birthday. We were able to take the doll cake off and give it to the birthday girl for her special day.
The skirt is made with a Wilton's dome pan. I used white frosting and then sprayed with a purple spray to give it a magical iridescent look. I piped a little ruffled flower spray around the bottom of the skirt with white and pink frosting.
I raised the arms of the doll pick and used frosting to make a bodice then sprayed with purple spray. After inserting the doll I piped around the waist to cover any gaps then added a ruffle at her breast. After lowering her arms I did little finishing touches by adding a necklace and little earrings. I made the wings from a wide wired ribbon and inserted behind her with a floral pick.
The base is made with a 12" round, 3" deep pan. I iced with pink icing then sprayed a light coat of purple, added the doll on top then sprinkled with entire cake with clear and pink sugar glitter. More white flower sprays were added around the base cake.
I used 3 cake mixes and 5 cans of frosting to make this cake. Tip: I added 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to thicken frosting for decorating.
This Barbie Doll Birthday Cake Design is my first attempt at a Barbie cake and I made this one as a favour to a friend for her 4 year old daughter who's only instructions to her mum was a gypsy wedding cake and pink! The cake is Madeira and two separate cakes made with a tiffin tin for the top and a 7.5" cake for the bottom. I used Madeira as it is easy to carve into shape and withstands the weight of the icing.
I cut holes from the middle of the cake for the doll as I wanted to keep the legs on so the little girl could play with it afterward. Then I sandwiched the layers together with butter cream and jam then covered the whole thing with the buttercream. I then covered the whole thing with rolled icing. To make the frills I cut circles from more rolled icing coloured with a paste colour and edging with a toothpick and attached from the bottom up.
I then put the doll in cling film to keep her clean and put her in the cake and covered her with icing. Next I put some pre bought flowers and covered it all over with edible glitter.