After seeing so many wonderful Barbie Doll cakes on this website, I am so eager to make one of my own. So without any training, I just started to make this Barbie cake.
Just by feeling, I started to shaped the skirt out of fondex / fondant, and put butter cream all over the doll. The cake under the skirt is made from a local Indonesian made mold, since I couldn't find the Wilton skirt mold. The cake underneath is a simple vanilla cake.
The hair is up do, with fondant flower, from a biscuit mold. The tube dress is made of butter cream. At the first place I wanted to make a princess, but seeing so many princess already, I decided to make something else, something fresher, like a Barbie covered with flowers all around the dress, so there you have it.
When I finished the Barbie doll and took a photograph of it, well..it's not bad at all. I compared to the Barbie Doll cakes picture I found here, and I am sure that for beginners, my Barbie doll look as cute as the others. The hardest part is, when it comes to the cake cutting session. Nobody at home has the heart to cut it so I took it to my mom's home and asked her to cut it and she refused. In the end, the baker, which is myself, did the cake cutting.
This cake was made for a friends daughter's birthday. She really likes princesses so I thought that this would be an ideal cake. Three 7-inch sponge cakes were made for the dress with a mix consisting of 4 Oz butter, 4 Oz Castor sugar, 2 eggs and 6 Oz self raising flour. A hole was cut in the middle of the sponges to accommodate the doll.
Each layer was filled with jam and the sponge was then covered in a butter cream icing using the recipe on the packet. I then used fondant icing to cover the sponge and pressed in the pleats of the dress. A pink fondant icing was used for the top of the dress. The doll was then wrapped in cling film up to her waist and placed in the centre of the cakes, this ensures that the doll can be used after the homemade princess cake has been eaten!
I piped onto the doll using butter cream to cover any gaps. I then stuck on ready made flowers and sprinkles to decorate the dress using edible glue. The dress can be decorated in many different ways and different colours can be used. This was my first attempt at a homemade princess cake and I really enjoyed doing it !!!
This beautiful homemade princess cake was made for my granddaughter’s 8th birthday. I baked one cake in a mixing bowl, and two more 9” rounds (it’s amazing how tall a Barbie-type doll is from waist to tippy-toes! I still had to build it up a bit at the waist with cake trimmings).
I wrapped the doll in cling wrap and stood her in a hole through the middle of the three cakes, then trimmed them into a bell-skirt shape.
Using fondant icing, I tinted it the colors my granddaughter wanted, then rolled it out and formed the dress, a tube for the bodice, and a shawl to wrap around the shoulders (much easier than trying to make sleeves!).
I piped shells and stars around the edges with soft frosting, then cut flowers from the rolled fondant and stuck them on to the skirt with little dots of frosting. I realized that the doll’s long blond hair covered the fancy bow I’d made on the back (more fondant icing!) so I tied it up on top with matching ribbons.
Finally I “painted” the bodice and the front panel of the skirt with Wilton’s white Pearl Dust. One very happy granddaughter!