This is a picture of the Belle cake I made for my daughter's 4th birthday party. She loves the Disney princesses and the colour yellow so Belle was the perfect choice.
The cake is a Madeira sponge that I made. I baked it in an oven proof mixing bowl, which I covered with baking parchment to avoid browning too much. It took a long time to bake, 1 1/2 hours as it was a large cake.
When the cake had cooled I cut it in half and put jam in the center. I then measured the Barbie doll against the cake to make sure the cake was the correct height. The doll was a bit too tall so I put the cake on a square box covered in foil and cut a void for the dolls feet to go down into. With a knife I cut a hole in the middle of the cake to fit the doll through. I wrapped the doll in cling film and positioned her into the cake and down into the box.
I then put butter icing all over the outside of the cake, before icing. To ice the cake I used ready made fondant rollable icing. I coloured the icing yellow and rolled it out into flat sheets that I could wrap around the cake, to make the fabric of the dress. I also covered the body of the doll in icing, to make the bodice of the dress. To finish it off I piped detailing around the dress, with a piping bag, then I added edible silver balls.
My daughter was over the moon with her cake and all the other mums wanted to know how I did it, a great success!
My daughter Lily wanted a Belle Birthday Cake for her 4th birthday party. I used the Wilton wonder mold pan with a homemade cake recipe. I wanted to use a "real" Belle Barbie sized doll so I did put the cake on top of two foam rings to prop it up a bit. I made my own marshmallow fondant and after coating the cake with a layer of buttercream, I rolled the fondant into tear shaped pieces and draped them around the cake form.
I then added edible glitter and pearls to make it a bit fancier, as well as the original skirt that the Belle doll was wearing to give it a finished look. It got rave reviews at the party and my daughter loved it.
I made this Belle birthday cake for my friend's daughter's birthday and I think it turned out great. I have only used fondant once before and decided to give it another try on this cake. I learned a lot while making this and, next time, hope to be a better dress designer with sugar!
I iced the cake at first with a bit darker yellow icing than desired so that, when overlaying the fondant, which turned out lighter than planned, the correct color was achieved.
I used the Wilton cake pan and the real Belle Barbie for the authentic look.
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