I made a 16 inch round pan for the bottom, a ten inch pan for the middle tier, and the Barbie cake on top for this Hawaiian Hula Girl cake. I used the Wilton wonder mold for the Barbie cake. I like to use Wilton cake release instead of cooking spray. I did use pieces of cut wooden dowels and cardboard for support in between each layer.
Each layer was a different flavor cake - the bottom was chocolate cake, the middle was dark chocolate cake, and the top was yellow cake. Wilton white creamy decorating icing (4.5 pound tub) was used for the cake using tip #789 and for the green hula skirt I colored the white icing with Wilton leaf green icing color.
The lettering was made using tip #47, the grass skirt was done using tip #233, the flowers were made using tip #101, and the middle of the flowers were made using tip #5. The flowers were made a few days ahead of time using Royal Icing. I also made a bracelet for Barbie out of Royal icing using tip#16.
At the last minute I added the Royal Icing flowers using the Wilton creamy white icing to hold them in place so the Royal Icing wouldn’t deteriorate due to the oil in the white icing. This is an easy and fun cake to make….my daughter loved it!
I made this 3 tier Homemade Beach Luau Birthday Cake for my niece Breanna. She was having a Luau/ Beach theme party for her 6th birthday. I have made a few cakes with Marshmallow Fondant. So I wanted to use bright colors and we had picked out some suckers to go with the theme. Some were fish gummy suckers and others were hard flip flops, sea horse and crab.
The top layer was vanilla with chocolate icing. The middle layer is strawberry cake with strawberry icing. The bottom layer is Chocolate cake with vanilla icing. I baked and iced the cakes and set them aside to get a little hard before I made the fondant. I make the fondant out of Marshmallows, water, food coloring gel and powdered sugar. Once its rolled out each layer gets covered in a separate color. Then stacked on top of one another. I just used a thin orange strip of fondant to separate each layer.
I started putting suckers on it and added some brown sugar to the top and around the bottom of the cake to make look like sand. I think I was able to make it look like a beach/luau theme once it was all put together. We all enjoyed it !