I made this Barbie cake for a friend's daughter who was turning 4. I hired the Wilton cake tin from a local cake decorating center. The cake was a vanilla buttercake that was tinted with pink food colouring.
Once the cake was cool I placed it onto a board (larger than the cake - I used a 15 inch board)and outlined the whole cake using buttercream icing I tinted in pink and lavender. I then positioned the plastic Barbie face and torso onto the cake using icing to "adhere".
I then used a piping bag with a star tip to fill in the outlined areas (making sure to cover over the plastic insert). It is easier to do one colour at a time and complete all sections of this colour with your piped "stars". I then used white buttercream icing to pipe the background of the cake and the sides.
You can then finish the cake by piping around the base with more stars in one of the cake colours or use a shell border. I then added some plain swirls on the hearts and some hearts and flowers on the cake board for decoration.
My friend's daughter was very excited to see her Barbie cake and all of the party guests loved it!
I made this Barbie Doll cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She LOVED it! I knew she would since she just adores Sleeping Beauty. I used this site for all my ideas & helpful tips.
I used the Pampered Chef mixing bowl for the dress. I baked 2 cakes with it & cut the bottom off of one & sat the full one on top of the slice I cut. That added more height to the dress so there was plenty on room for the doll. I think I had a 2-3 inch slice on the bottom. I needed just a little more so I had to bake another round cake for just a little more height.
To get the frosting so smooth, I did a thin layer of frosting & put in the freezer for like 10 minutes. Then added another layer. Froze it again & then used a piece of paper to smooth the lines down in the frosting.
I left her dress on so I didn't have to frost the top. I also made cupcakes for everyone so we had plenty to go around.
I used four 9 in. round cakes, and then a bundt cake pan for this cake. I froze the cakes, then after freezing for about an hour, I pulled out and put on a crumb coating.
I mixed pink gel food coloring into the fondant (I tried marshmallow fondant and it fell apart. I bought this fondant, but would like to try the marshmallow again). After rolling it out- length x width x heighth, I cut a hole in the fondant and also the rest of the cakes.
I covered Barbie in plastic wrap, stuck her in, and then decorated! I used scrapbooking paper flowers to decorate her dress and some ribbon. It was fun to be creative, and my daughter was the leader of the decorating! I thought it was super easy using the fondant, but it sure doesn't taste good, so make sure you have a nice crumb coating! You have to have this to help the fondant stick.