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Coolest Barbie Doll 4th Birthday Cake 350

by Lucy
(Kent, UK)

Homemade Barbie Doll 4th Birthday Cake

Homemade Barbie Doll 4th Birthday Cake

This Barbie Doll 4th Birthday Cake was made for my eldest daughter's 4th birthday (she is totally Barbie crazy). I started out by making a basic vanilla cake mix following a standard cake recipe and put it in a greased pyrex bowl. However, this cake did not turn out well and I couldn't get it to uniformly cook through so I made a second cake and used a silicone bowl-shaped mould. This cake turned out well and I turned it over onto a cake board.

Next I placed Barbie in the middle and surrounded her with pink buttercream icing for support. I actually removed her legs as my cake was a tad shorter than her when standing. I then iced the entire cake with pink buttercream (just smoothed it with a pallette knife) and rolled out a white fondant 'skirt' to go on top. I created a slight 'frill' round the edge of her skirt by rubbing a cocktail stick all around the outer edge. I also cut a 'V' out of the skirt so that there would be a pink buttercream gap to stick on decorations. I then coloured small chunks of fondant with green, pink, and purple food colouring and using butterfly, hearts and flower cutters cut out lots of different coloured shapes. Next I made the bodice from bright pink fondant rolled out. I just used a knife to shape a 'dress' shape and stuck this around barbie using water to make it sticky. Finally I used white writing icing to decorate the bodice and added some silver balls. Using some leftover pink buttercream, I stuck on various shapes (butterflies, hearts etc) all over the dress and board. Finally I dusted different areas of the cake with edible glitter.

My daughter absoulutely loved the cake and it was worth all the trouble to see her face light up.

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