Barbie Doll Cake

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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17 Responses to “Barbie Doll Cake”

  1. This is a labor of love – it looks beautiful!

  2. Jenny says:

    I just found your blog from Stephanie’s Kitchen. I love your cake designs, wow! I’ve always envied you talented cake designers. Really beautiful work!
    Picky Palate

  3. Cyndi says:

    I have to say, I have never really been a fan of Barbie cakes. The ones I have seen always looked so old-fashioned and I am definitely a contemporary girl. I found the piped star dresses to be boring and unadventurous. But THIS one……..is TOTALLY adorable, Melody! Your cake now sets the standard for what Barbie cakes should look like. Out of curiosity, what would you different next time?

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Jenny & Patricia!
    I am so glad you like the design so much Cyndi! I guess I thought I could make the top of her dress cuter and I didn’t know if I completely liked the purple like ribbon at the top of her dress…I am always my worst critic…thanks for your comment though!

  5. Melanie says:

    I also saw your blog link on Stephanie’s blog and am completely impressed by your talent! I am with Jenny, I’ve always envied great cake designers – I just don’t have it in me but will love seeing your creations!

  6. Kevin says:

    That is one impressive cake with six layers and it so well decorated!

  7. Keri says:

    I love your site and how you show step by step how you create your tasty treats! I am having a cupcake party for my little cupcake’s first Birthday and thought youd be a great sorce for some “sweet” ideas. I have my own custom invitation and stationary company I have been doing for almost 3 years now and I love to see other artists use their talents in each avenue God has give you, can’t wait to see more! Keep creating! I have a blog I am loading images up on this weekend actually, check it out in a few weeks! whitebirdpress.blogspot.com

  8. Gigi says:

    Very cute! The birthday girl must have been very happy and pleased with her cake.

  9. cakebrain says:

    My daughter would just love a princess cake and this would totally fit the bill! Your Barbie Doll cake is fantastic and I think the use of stamps with fondant is inspirational

  10. Aran says:

    You never seize to amaze me with your artistic talent. This is so beautiful melody!

  11. That cook loos absolutely amazing and would certainly please any young girl! I’m glad I found your blog!

  12. Yvette Soto says:

    I love your website! I am new at cake decorating and I just love your designs. I’ve added you to my favorites list and will be back many times I’m sure!!

  13. humor says:

    Hi,great post. Informations are very interesting and saved me many time which I could spend on something else instead of searching posts like this :) Im waiting for more, bye :)

  14. Alexis says:

    Hi! I’m 14 years old and I have my own bakery. Recently, a woman ordered a barbie cake for her daughter. I knew how to make one, but I didn’t know which designs to put on the dress. I loved the way you decorated the dress! It really is fantastic! Keep up the great work. I’m really excited to see more of your designs!

  15. Lata says:

    Hi,
    I realy want to know how to make wip toping for barbi cake?
    My baby girl’s birthday is on 16 july.
    Please let me know asap.
    thank you.

  16. Lata says:

    I like your cake. but I want that cake with wip toping
    I realy want to know how to make wip toping for barbi cake?
    My baby girl’s birthday is on 16 july.
    Please let me know asap.
    thank you.
    .

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