Classic Barbie 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 much carving. I used THIS cake recipe 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 its 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?
Perfect image size to share to Fabebook or Instagram(thank you!)

Be sure to check out these previous birthday cakes and parties too:

Ball Themed Cake
Layered Olaf Cake
Fire Engine Party
Superhero Party

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