After making my first ever Barbie doll cake for a friend's Hen Party, I was asked by one of the guests to make a princess cake for her daughter's 3rd birthday.
Using the same method for the Madeira sponge as before (9" cake tin and a Pyrex bowl), I this time sandwiched the two together using bright pink butter cream. I then made the skirt from rolled out pink royal icing, and decorated it with piped bright pink icing, a pink ribbon, and cut out little stars and hearts from the left over pink royal icing.
To finish it off I used Barbie sprinkles and also an edible glitter, which I mixed and applied with vodka (it evaporates so is not alcoholic when eaten, and you cannot taste it). I also used icing for the wording and made some little candle holders from the pink icing.
The glitter effect doesn't come out so well on the photo, but the little girl loved it! She is very into pink and princesses, so this was a great cake for her.
I'm very pleased with my 2nd ever Barbie doll cake, and hope to make another so that I can keep practicing! Thanks to all who have contributed to this site - I wouldn't have been able to do it without the helpful advice.
My niece Haley, turned 5 this year. All she wanted for her birthday was to be a princess so I decided to make her a princess cake. I made 3 8" cakes and 1 bowl cake.
I let the cakes cool in the freezer for an hour (less crumbs) then I took a cookie cuter and cut the center out of every cake. I wrapped the doll in plastic wrap to protect her from the frosting. I then frosted the whole cake and then took a angled spatula and whipped it through the frosted cake. I put some sprinkles to look like jewels and made her hat out of hot pink paper card stock and just added some ribbon to the hat and the doll.
Haley didn't get her wish to become a princess but this sure helped.
I used the pampered chef classic batter bowl (8 cup glass measuring cup) and I baked the cake and then I decorated the princess cake with butter cream frosting. I tinted the frosting pink as that is the color I wanted.
I used the star tip and I put the doll top into the top and I just star tipped it all over the front of the doll and I lifted her arms up to get the sides of her and then decorated with a bow on the back with a #4 tip. I believe it was a round tip.
I made this Princess Cake for my daughter's 11th birthday. I used the Wilton Barbie pan. It was the first time ever working with fondant. After researching and reading suggestions/ tips, I flavored the fondant with a few drops of vanilla extract. I lightly frosted the cake before applying the fondant.
I used my daughter's doll as my model and I did everything freehand. I found a frog to prop on her lap to give some "special effects". The tiara gave me a run for my money, but overall it was fun, fun, fun!!