This Barbie cake is in fact two separate cakes. The bottom square cake is chocolate and almonds filled, decorated with whipped cream while Barbie's dress is fruit cake filled with sweet cheese, cream, sugar, pineapple, orange, mango and lemon.
The dress is made of powder milk paste. This paste is easier to make and hardens slower than sugar paste. You need water, sugar, honey and powder milk. Barbie's dress cake was made of 5 separate sheets which I arranged in a bowl with filling between each of them. I used gelatin for the filling so that the cake will stay firm.
I kept it in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours before putting it on top of the square one. I never had to make a hole in the cake to insert the doll. I just wrapped the bottom half of the doll in Saran wrap and pushed it down inside the cake.
For the upper part of the dress and the bracelett I used the same powder milk paste. I used a toothpick to arrange the edges, the cleavage and the back. I placed the gold sugar drops with a tweezer, one by one. It takes a lot of time but the result is wonderful.
I arranged Barbie's hair by spraying it with hair spray and twist it around a pencil while drying with a blow dryer. My niece was too young to fully realize what was going on but the older kids at the party were so amazed and happy they even didn't want to eat the cake!
This cake was fun. I made this Barbie cake for my sister in law, well its one of 3 of them I made for her. Used regular cake mix from the store. My sister in law graduated from nursing school just before her birthday. so I made it a nurse.
I baked the cake, let it cool and then iced it with home made Wilton buttercream. It shapes so much better than store bought icing and dries quicker. So I iced it a nice bright white, I made a nurse apron out of fondant bought from the store. I used Wilton food coloring and painted the red cross on it and outlined it with the red also. Let that dry a bit then put it on the cake.
I made a stethoscope also out of fondant and painted it with silver and black acrylic paint. I also made a nurse hat out of fondant. And painted the cross with food coloring. I had to dab on icing on the hat to have it stay on her head.
When icing the body I put all the icing on and used an upward motion, one stroke to get the pleats in her skirt. Then iced around the bottom. I also made her shirt our of fondant. I had to wet the underside to make like glue to seal it on her.