I made this Hula Girl cake for my cousin's third birthday.
I used a 9" x 13" pan for the base of the cake and a pyrex bowl for the Hula dress. I cut a hole in the middle of the dress and put the doll in. I used color icing to make the blue water. I used a grass cake decorating tip to make the green texture of the skirt.
I printed her name on paper then covered it with wax paper and traced it with royal icing. I made tabs on each letter so they would stand upright. I used a flower cut-out to make the gum paste flowers, then let them sit overnight in an egg carton to harden.
I put chocolate chips on the tips of toothpicks, rolled them in crushed Graham crackers and made the flames for the Tiki torches. I used the crushed Graham crackers for the sand under the Hula girl and Swedish Fish in the water to complete the theme.
My granddaughter asked for a blond, blue eyed Hula Girl Birthday Cake for her 7th birthday pool party. The only examples we could find for inspiration were the cakes baked in a bowl like a skirt with a doll in the top. We sketched out what she had in mind for her cake and Rylee picked strawberry as the flavor.
I make my own fondant and get better working with it each time I bake a cake. It was hard to come up with a skin color tinted fondant, but I think we did pretty well. I made butter cream frosting, tinted several colors and piped it on for the hair, leis and flowers. We used blue colored sugar for the 'ocean' and yellow for the 'sky'.
Rylee was thrilled and proudly showed all her friends 'her grammie's cake' during her party. The 'outie' bellybutton was a joke. I always worry that a cake may look pretty but taste terrible. This cake actually tasted good.
My youngest daughter's birthday was coming up and she wanted to have a pool party. Since the party would be near water, I decided to turn it into a luau. I wanted her to have a Hula Girl Cake.
I used the Wilton's Doll Cake pan. I also made two 8 inch round cakes for the doll cake to sit on (to make it taller). I used the Wilton Buttercream icing recipe for frosting on the cake. I dyed the icing to make the green grass skirt and pink accents. I used a butter knife to frost the cake and then dragged a plastic fork down the cake to seperate the icing so that it looked like a grass skirt. I used milk duds for the bra.
This was my first and only experience baking a cake. It was so much fun! My daughter and all her guests LOVED it!!
I made this Hula Girl Birthday Cake for a 7th birthday. I used the done mold for the hula skirt and a large leaf tip to make the grass for the skirt. I piped the bikini top with a instant flower tip. The flowers were made out of fondant brushed with luster dust and allowed to dry to hard. The base cake is a 12" round covered in homemade marshmallow fondant tinted deep turquoise blue with a wave accent strip in a darker color around the base. The shells are all molded white chocolate that were made in molds and then attached using some melted chocolate. Brown sugar made the "sand" at the base.
I also used the Wilton large girl pick for the hula girl. The white bubbles are rounded dots of white frosting. I used a lei from the $1 store around the base for more color.