My daughter is in LOVE with Barbie so for her third birthday I decided I wanted to give her a special Princess Barbie cake. I cooked the cake mix in a Pyrex bowl to get the shape of the ball gown. Her favorite color is pink, so I added pink food coloring to the mix. I just bought a two dollar Barbie with the legs removed for the body.
I cut a hole in the top of the cake and placed the Barbie in. I used the cake I cut out to secure the Barbie in place, stuffing it in the gaps.
I love old English style dresses so I used them as my inspiration for the design. I used white icing, using pink food coloring to color. I piped the icing on with a star tip, starting with the front and bottom of the dress, slowly moving around and up until I reached the doll. Icing the doll was hard but with some fancy wrist work I was able to ice it without messing up the dress.
Safe to say she LOVED it, and so did everyone else. Now I’m on order to make a cake for everyone on their birthdays.
This Princess Barbie Doll Cake was done for my goddaughter's 6th birthday as a birthday present from me to her. I used the Wilton cake mold and a 10 inch bottom layer and covered it in buttercream icing. I made the flower from fondant with royal icing in the center 2 days in advanced and let them harden over the next couple days and always did the same with the butterflies.
The day before I assembled it I covered the bottom layer first and put 4 wooded sticks in the center where the Barbie would sit and then placed the Barbie on a cake board and placed her on top of the cake and covered her dress and did the train and lastly just layered on all the flower and butterflies.
I decorated this Princess Barbie Birthday Cake using only a butter knife, plastic sandwich bag and paper towel. I used two different sized glass Pyrex bowls for the dress part and a standard cake round for the base.
I applied the buttercream frosting with a butter knife then put it in the refrigerator for an hour to let the frosting harden. I used the paper towel trick to smooth the frosting all over, re-refrigerating if the frosting started to stick. I used a sandwich baggie with a corner cut off to do the loops and swirls with candy 'pearls' to finish it off.
My daughter loved it and I didn't have to buy any special equipment.
This was the first cake I have made using fondant! I made it for my daughter who turned 4. I think it turned out pretty good. I used a Pyrex bowl to bake the dress in, then just used a rectangular cake pan for the lawn platform. The fondant only gave me a little trouble when covering the dress......THANK GOD!!! And I just made different shapes to glamor up her dress! I then piped the grass with buttercream frosting and used candy stars all around the boarders for a magical effect! Hope you like it!! P.S Absolutely LOVE this website!!!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Princess Barbie Birthday Cake
Of all the exciting birthday party themes they have at the stores, my 2 yr old uniquely wanted a "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" birthday, and she wanted a Barbie cake! Proudly, I whipped up another homemade Barbie birthday cake with my trusty ol' Pyrex bowl and a round spring form pan.
To make the stars on her dress, I delicately touched my small star cookie cutter to the smooth icing. And for the golden Twinkle Twinkles on the stars, I used pearl dust! My little birthday girl was so pleased!