I made this Bratz cake as a joke for a friend’s 24th birthday. I thought it would be nice to have “one of those doll cakes we used to have when we were kids”! I thought by using a Bratz doll it would modernize it!

I baked an ordinary chocolate mud cake in a pudding-shaped glass bowl, let it cool completely, turned it upside-down on my foil-covered tray, then cut a hole through the middle of the cake, from the top right through to the bottom and placed the doll inside the cake. *Tip: Be prepared to pull the doll’s legs off if the doll is taller than the cake! I didn’t have the heart to ruin a perfectly good doll, so I had to increase the icing thickness! Always best to have the cake much taller than the doll!

Next I made some fondant icing (made it myself with glucose etc – as I think it tastes better), coloured it red, then rolled it out so that it was a bit wider in diameter than the cake, cut a hole in the middle, then draped it over the doll and arranged the icing until it looked nice. I used the left over icing to make the bodice and then decorated it with silver cachous.