Bake a classic Barbie cake to bake for your child’s next birthday! How pretty is this cake!
So, my daughter turned six! Where did the time go?! We did not have a big party this year(had a class party with Peppa Pig cupcakes and cups for pig noses and took some friends to Spur after school), but there had to be a cake and she wanted a Barbie cake!
I remember having a Barbie cake when I turned 5(I think) and always wanted to bake one myself, it is such a classic cake!
Don’t look too closely though, because you will see lots of imperfections(I am definitely not making a living from decorating cakes!), but she loved her cake and that is all that matters, right?
So, my point, if I can make this, anyone can! Here is how:
I baked 4 small-ish cakes. The one cake I baked in a bowl with a bowl shape for the top part of the cake so I don’t have to do as many carvings. I used our favourite White Moist Cake recipe(find the printable recipe below) and made it one and a half times. I coloured the cake batter pink too.
The cakes went into the freezer overnight, wrapped in cling film and foil(to keep their moisture). I took it out to thaw the next morning and left it for about 3 hours. Then I made the holes in the middle for the doll to fit. I could not find my round cookie cutter, so I used this octagon-shaped one.
The cakes were stacked and iced with pink buttercream frosting. I used 750g of icing sugar, so it was quite a lot, but necessary.
I fitted the doll in the cake and added some of the cut-off cake pieces to the hole next to the body to keep her steady:
The biggest work was to get the rosettes(using a closed star tip) iced all around the dress layers. I started at the back to get the hang of it first and then worked around to the front. Wherever there were empty spots I added some more icing with the 2D tip.
Lastly, sugar pearls were added. Around the cake, meringues and the candle finished it off.
A pretty and classic cake that was really not that hard to do! Will you be trying it soon?
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- 4 eggs
- 1 and a half cups of sugar
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 cup of oil
- 2 cups of cake flour
- pinch of salt
- Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla or caramel essence
Beat the eggs, add sugar little by little.
Add the flour and the salt.
Boil the oil and water in the microwave for 1 minute(this is what makes this cake moist).
Add this to other ingredients.
Add the baking powder and caramel/vanilla essence(optional).
Bake at 180’C for about 35-40 minutes or until baked through.
Be sure to check out these previous birthday cakes and parties too: