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This cake was prepared by the lovely babysitter that would always surprise us. The year my daughter turned 6 she was really into Barbies. So it had to be a Barbie cake. She took the legs of a Barbie, baked a normal cake and shaped it into a dress. She added layers of jam between the cake slices. She then covered it with a thin layer of marzipan (in pink of course) Special mention has to go to the frills on the dress that took her 3 hours to make... She then picked some bougainvilleas from the garden and look at the result! The kids were screaming when we cut it, because it looked too good to eat.
My daughter wanted a Barbie of Swan Lake birthday party. I searched the web and found some similar ideas, but using as many resources as I already had, this is the cake I came up with. She was especially interested in the unicorns so that is where they came from. This is actually the Barbie of Swan Lake with the light up wings doll in the cake.
At least one day ahead of decorating:
Take one package of fondant and color 2/3 aster mauve, divide the remaining 1/3 into thirds and color 1/3 blue, 1/3 green and 1/3 violet. Using an amount of the aster mauve equal to the smaller thirds, stack small pieces of the four colors and fold and knead twice to get a marble/striped effect. Using leaf cookie cutters cut out various shapes, be sure to include enough to allow for breakage. Brush with pearl dust and put on flower formers to dry. Use violet and green leftover fondant to form unicorns, using candy mold. Store rest of mauve for later use.
Use swan candy mold and white candy melts to make swans (3). I painted the details in the mold before filling with candy melts. Set aside to harden. (I refrigerated them)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
My daughter Emily turned 4 in April and wanted a princess party, including a fairy princess cake. So my mother undertook to make her cake, which was chocolate-chocolate chip as requested by my daughter. She used a doll dress cake pan, and purchased the doll top which has a stick which you push down into the dress part of the Barbie cake.
She made a wand from a pipe cleaner, got wings from a toy of some kind, and the accessories (necklace, crown etc) came from my daughter's Barbie collection. She decorated the torso of the doll with icing, and designed the decoration of the dress. I suggested yellow as a color.
We couldn't decide however where to put the candles, we didn't think it would look right to stick them in the actual cake/dress. My daughter loves strawberries so I came up with the idea to stick the 4 candles into strawberries which we put in front of the body of the cake. We secured the berries to the pan with extra icing leftover from decorating the Barbie cake.
My daughter loved it and everyone was very impressed that the Barbie cake was hand-made.
My 3 year old daughter wanted a two layer Barbie cake. There were going to be only a few kids invited, so I really didn't need a two layer cake!!! But she insisted! So I baked a Betty Crocker cake out of a box, had my favorite baker sell me some of her frosting plain white and I dyed it at home. With some alphabet cookie cutters I made the "Happy Birthday Marcella" on the front.
The best part is that the bottom layer of the Barbie cake is a fake!!!! It's just frosting!! But it made her wish come true to have a two layer cake. And with one of her Barbie dolls on the top I finished the cake.