Having so many family and friends that live near me always gives an opportunity to try out new dessert ideas. This past weekend was my little cousin’s birthday party and her mom and I decided that a Barbie Doll cake would be perfect for the party. This was my first time making a Barbie Doll cake and I was excited to see how it would turn out. Overall I was happy with it, but there is definitely some things that I would do differently next time.
Instead of buying a Barbie Doll pan for the actual cake part I just baked three cakes… 4″,5″, 6″ and cake rounds. I split the cakes into two layers each and filled them with vanilla buttercream. I then stacked the three cakes on top of each other and spread buttercream between them.
Next I trimmed the cake on the sides and placed the trimmed pieces of the cake back onto the cake so that the shape would be more rounded. I then coated the whole cake in buttercream and placed it on the cake board that I lined with fondant.
I rolled out my fondant to about 1/8″-1/4″ and draped it over the cake. I just used my fingers to maneuver the fondant so that it created pleats like a dress would have. I then used fondant to cover the top part of the Barbie and stuck the Barbie into the center of the cake. To decorate the dress I used royal icing to pipe dots and the girl’s names and I used stamps to make fondant flowers for the dress too.
Lastly I wanted to say THANK YOU to Stephanie over at Stephanie’s Kitchen for giving me this “Bloggin with a Purpose” award. I absolutely love her blog and was so honored that she thought of me when passing her awards out! Definitely go check her out and the other nominated blogs!
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