I think my love of fun birthday cakes probably began with my Mom’s homemade Barbie princess cakes! I have 2 boys so thrilled to finally make a princess cake!  To make this cake, I used a 5″ Sofia doll and wrapped the bottom in Saran Wrap to protect the dress. I baked 3 cakes – round cake for base, then I baked the “dress” in a ceramic mixing bowl  that was the correct shape, then small metal bowl for the top of the dress.

Stacked cakes & frosted dress with crumb coat. Covered dress with white fondant & gathered pleats at bottom to look like the under dress. Cut out tear drop paper template for each part if the dress and then traced & cut out purple fondant. Layered dress pieces over white fondant. Cut out semi circle shape and added to top of dress by waist.  Forgot to mention I cut out space for doll before adding fondant So it was easy to insert doll. Then I decorated with candy pearls & fondant shapes. thanks for looking!