This homemade Cinderella cake was my first attempt at using fondant.
I used marshmellow fondant, made a few weeks in advance. I left the color white until it was time to make it.
I found a large stainless steel mixing bowl. It took two boxes of cake mix. I baked at 350 degrees for approx 1 hour 20 minutes; it is a good idea to keep an eye on it though. I also had to make two round 9" cakes in order to reach the height of the Barbie, which meant using another box of cake mix.
I used the typical butter cream frosting, doubling the recipe. I had plenty of frosting, even to frost in between the layers and the entire outside.
I undressed the doll and wrapped the lower part with Seran wrap. I applied the fondant to the cake, covered the top part of Barbie with some and then stuck her in a hole I had made in the cake. I used some of the butter cream frosting to fill in any gaps.
It was a surprise for my niece's fourth birthday and she loved it.
Two tips: Fondant seams are best sealed with a little water, using an unused paint brush.
It is not a good idea to roll out fondant in flour. I couldn't get all the flour off the icing, once I had finished. Perhaps powdered sugar will work better on my next attempt! instead??
This Cinderella Cake is the first doll cake I have made. I am a total beginner when it comes to icing so she's not perfect, but it was not too stressful to make!
First I made two Madeira cakes, one in an 8" sandwich tin, and the other in a pyrex pudding basin that had an 8" rim. Then I detached Barbie's legs (they unclick at the hip!) and cling filmed her head so icing sugar didn't get in her hair. I put the sandwich tin cake under the upside down pudding basin cake, with some strawberry jam and pink coloured buttercream between the two. I cut a small hole in the top of the dome to slot her hips into.
Then I jammed and buttercreamed all over the top of the cake. Then I made a thick white strip of fondant icing for the base of the dress. Then I coloured some fondant pink and made her bodice and the circle for the main part of the dress. I added some white fondant to the pink fondant for the bows and swags, which are a lighter pink. Once her top was done I eased her into the hole in the top of the dress. I used the end of teaspoon (the handle end) to mould the dents onto the bows.
Lastly I sprinkled some sugar hearts round the base of the dress. She is ready for the 'ball' tomorrow!