Friday, July 19, 2013
Barbie cake tutorial!
This year Katelyn is turning 6 and she decided on a Barbie cake. I had never tried this type of cake before, but I was up for the challenge.
Here are the steps that I used to make this cake come to life:
1. I whipped up two cake mixes and baked them in a shallow 2 Qt glass pyrex bowl and 2- nine inch cake pans. I could have used a special pyrex bowl that is deeper, however I didn't want to spend the money. I could have borrowed, but realized I could just what I have here. After they cooled, I wrapped them in plastic wrap, foil, and then froze them.
2. The night before I was ready to decorate the cake, I cut out the middle hole. Cakes are much easier to cut when they are frozen. I had to use the Barbie for measurements. I realized that my cake stacked was too shallow for our Barbie. Who knew Barbie was so tall? So obviously I was a little off and could have used another 2- nine inch cakes stacked. I didn't have time to do that, so I topped the cake off with an upside down styrofoam bowl.
3. I let the cake defrost for a little bit and put a coat of frosting on it. I even frosted the bowl.
I spread a light coat of powdered sugar out and rolled out the fondant. After it was pretty thin, I carefully placed it over the cake, cut around the cake, and then cut out the middle.
5. I wrapped the Barbie in plastic wrap to protect her:)
6. I then decorated away. I didn't like the fact that the Barbie's plastic top was light pink. It didn't quiet go with the bright pink fondant, so I covered her front with topping. I left her back bare because of her hair.
I then got done decorated and thought...oh shoot. Where am I going to put the candles? So I made a little "6" out of rice crispy treats and whoola we have a place for candles!
My husband said that he thinks that this is my best cake yet...99% of my other ones usually don't turn out. But hey...the kids are always impressed!!
Katelyn's reactive was priceless. She LOVED it! Makes me happy! I hope her friends enjoy it as well!