Thursday, June 3, 2010

Barbie Doll Birthday Cake


My daughter REALLY wanted a pink Barbie cake for her birthday last year. This wouldn't have been a problem except none of the stores around us could make it in pink. After a lot of searching, I decided to just make it myself. I roughly followed this tutorial, with one main change. I borrowed this Wilton cake pan from a friend and highly recommend it as the shape is a thousand times better!



At this point I put it in the fridge and frosted it the next day. Knowing what I know now after taking two cake decorating classes, I should have put it in the freezer as it would have made the whole process easier. I also find that when I freeze cakes before I decorate them they turn out to be more moist, so it's a win-win situation.



The tutorial video from Betty Crocker is wonderful. My favorite part is a tip on using a strip of paper to smooth the butter cream frosting before doing the "ruffles". I definitely recommend watching it, even if you aren't planning on making this cake. This tip would be useful for any cake that requires smooth butter cream frosting.



Ta Da! My favorite part was seeing my daughter's face when she saw her cake, it was priceless and made it all worth it.



Here she is at the party with the candle all set to go:



We decided to make matching cupcakes to take to school. I let my daughter decorate them and she had a blast:



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16 comments:

Alison said...

WOW. I am super-duper impressed!! I would never even attempt something this cool, but it turned out beyond amazing!!

CraftyMummy said...

This is a gorgeous cake - what a lucky little girl!

And a little bloggy question: how do you get all the linky buttons small and lined up beautifully like that at the bottom of your post?

Anne Maskell said...

great job! I remember having cakes like this as a child! I'd like to know about the tiny linky buttons too!

Atticmag said...

How precious ♥ I had one when I was a kid and it made my day so special. I still remember that party. Great tip on freezing the cake. Didn't know that but will definitely try next time.

We're having a giveaway, I hope you'll stop by!
Jane T.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I think you did an amazing job! My MIL did this for my daughers birthday one year, except for some odd reason she decided to take the legs off the Barbie... we all were laughing our heads off when she pulled the Barbie out and it was legless. ;) LOL

Miri said...

Wonderful, simply wonderful!

I made a castle cake for my son for his 8th birthday...that was simple compared to this!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This was the "go to" birthday cake for my childhood after I'd outgrown the circus carousel cakes! This will be a sweet childhood memory for her. So cute!

Threeundertwo said...

Oh my gosh that is amazing. I would never be brave enough to attempt something like that. It turned out so great! Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Anne Maskell said...

Hi Pati, PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE do a tutorial!!!! I'm not exactly computer savvy, and I need all the help I can get! My email is
anne@amaskellantics.com thanks!

Debbie~ said...

I looove this, my Grandma made me a couple of these when I was a little girl and I want to do the same for my Granddaughters, you've inspired me to be brave and try it! I just learned how to do roses so this will be perfect to put a few on! Thanks so much for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It is a cake fit for a princess!

Jane said...

So awesome!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a precious cake. You did a fantastic job! Super cute and bet your little girl was thrilled! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are having a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Chef Dennis said...

wow....what a great cake....I bet my girls would love that!!
cheers
Dennis

Tere said...

Love it! Ella my almost 4 year old as of this Thursday wants a Barbie Party and I've been searching for a cake to bake. This is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! I also want to make cupcakes since the cakes isn't that big. I'll have to go shopping for the wilton cake pan and a cupcake holder I saw that I liked.


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Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

This cake is so cute! What a lucky little girl!