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Barbie Doll Cake- How to Make it at Home

Barbie Doll Cake
My daughter turned 5 recently and demanded a Barbie Doll Cake.
This is a simple cake to make at home and you don't have to be a professional at cake decorating.Actually you don't even need to know how to bake a cake !
Materials Required

  • 2 Cakes : Bake or buy 
    • Shape of cake:Use round shaped cakes .We used a flower shaped baking tin for the lower cake but it is hardly visible.
    • Size:It is best and easiest to have one cake larger than the other-If you bake equal sized cakes you will need to do quite a bit of carving!
    • Type of Cake:It is better to use plain ones without much fruit and nuts as you need to do a little shaping and fruit or nut cakes tend to crumble
  • Sharp Knife
  • Doll of appropriate size -The doll needs to go partly into the cake so choose the doll accordingly
  • Icing of choice- We prefer butter icing at home but fondant icing gives a real professional look
How to Make your Homemade Barbie Doll Cake
Layer both your cakes one on top of the other. Here we have used a plain vanilla cake on top and chocolate cake at the bottom[Reason: My husband gets migraine with chocolate so the plain vanilla cake is for him!]
Shape the sides of the smaller cake to get the gentle slope of a Barbie Doll's dress. Its fairly easy if you use a long sharp knife .
Sandwich the cakes together with a thin layer of icing[This is an optional step-the bottom cake will taste sweeter with a layer of icing]
How to Make a Barbie cake
Doll cake
Insert your Barbie doll into the top of the cake.If your doll is too tall and looks awkward- remove the legs[with permission from the daughter of the house- my daughter was horrified when I discussed this and we had to make her birthday cake 3 cakes tall to help hold the complete Barbie!]The 2 photos above are of a doll cake we made last September.This time I did not remember to take more photos of the making as it was a hurry burry job but you can see how tall the cake is.
How to Make a Barbie cake
Ice and embellish the cake to give Barbie a nice frilled dress.First apply a generous base layer of Butter icing before you start with the flowers and edible silver beads
Barbie Cake
There are so many accomplished bakers and cake decorating professionals out there and the only reason I am posting this amateur work is to encourage other homemakers like myself  to make this cake at home as its super fun and easy.

25 comments:

  1. OMG... i spent loads for a cake like for my niece's birthday party... This is super spectacular awesome stuff doc.. absolutely love it...

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  2. Thank You Khushboo.Yes the bakers do charge you a lot for a Barbie doll cake!

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  3. My gosh, this is fabulous! I love, love, love it! And as always, thank you so much for the easy-to-follow instructions!! So awesome!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  4. My mouth is drooling !!!what a gorgeous decorated cake .your daughter should have really loved it.
    its good that you did not remove the legs of barbie .it has turned out superb!!!!.

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  5. Barbie is my fav,..me to can think of removing her legs,lol.Awesome idea:))

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  6. Beautifully done.....your princess must have been very happy....

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  7. Awesome job ,really good looking .

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  8. Awesome job ,really good looking .

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  9. Awesome!! My mom has baked me barbie cakes for 2 of my birthdays!!! :) thanks for sharing....

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  10. Thank You all for the sweet comments.It makes my day!

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  11. AWSOME !!HATS OFF TO YOUR TUTORIALS !!

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  12. Какой классный торт! Никогда не видела такой красивый торт.

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  13. Very beautiful decorated cake!

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  14. Made a blinkie for the Bill of Rights. Feel free to grab it from my blog!!!
    :O)
    I feel like you do about how it echoes my feelings. So right on!

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  15. This came out fabulous! Looks yummy!1 Hugs! Dina

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  16. Thank You dearies.Its so nice that you all like it. My daughter was so happy that Barbie was dressed in Pink just like her

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  17. Seeing this brings back memories. My grandma used to make them when I was younger. It was always the talk of the party. Thanks for sharing!

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

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  18. omg !you made it !
    its too good
    can i have a piece of it ??

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  19. Hi Sonia...Thank you, thank you, thank you! I worked on a code box, but I am definitely still a novice. Please let me know if it works for you!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  20. I see a lot of amazing creations here since my last visit. I really admire your patience to make these posts with tutorials. I neither have the patience or the time for this.

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  21. such a clever idea! Now I know what I will use to make my daughter castle cake.

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  22. Thank You Helen
    Thank You Leanne - missed your comments since you had taken a blogland break
    Thank You mallika
    Thank You Georgiana I am glad my post brought back fond memories!

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  23. Wow!!Wonderful cake.What a creative and talented person r u!!!!

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  24. gosh.. u made that too.. shocked.. Wow!! Wow!!

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  25. so soo soo amazing !

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