August 20, 2012

Princess Barbie Doll Cake

Yellow Cake mix - 2 Pack  
                                          {Basic 8" Vanilla sponge cake - 2 ( I made one and cut into two)
                                            Basic 6" Vanilla sponge cake - 1 
                                            Basic 4" Vanilla sponge cake -1}Here is the recipe for Basic vanilla cake
Vanilla frosting- 3
Red food color- a pinch 
Barbie doll (11 1/2 inches tall)-1
Star-shaped candy decors 
1. Using the Yellow cake mix ,make two 8" vanilla sponge cake and one 6" vanilla sponge cake and one 4" vanilla sponge cake. Here is the recipe for Basic vanilla cake.
2.Cool the cake completely, about 1 hour. Chill cake in freezer 45 minutes before cutting to reduce crumbs, if desired.  Cut 2-inch-diameter hole in center of all 4 cake layers. 

4 . Spoon frosting into large bowl. Stir in enough food color until desired pink color. Place one 8-inch cake on serving plate; spread 1/3 cup frosting over top. Top with second 8-inch cake; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Repeat with third layer; top with larger bowl cake layer, cut side up. Spread with a small amount of frosting. Top with rounded bowl cake layer, cut side down. Trim side of cake if necessary to make a tapered "skirt." 

5. Spread thin layer of frosting over side and top of layered cake to seal in crumbs. Freeze cake 30 to 45 minutes to set frosting. 
6. Wrap hair and lower half of doll with plastic wrap. Insert doll into center of cake. 

7. Fit #24 star tip into decorating bag. Spoon 1/4 cup pink frosting into decorating bag; set aside. Starting at waist of doll, frost cake with downward strokes to make ruffled skirt. Use star tip to cover bodice of doll and add decoration to skirt if desired. Gently press star decors into frosting to decorate neckline and skirt. Unwrap hair if necessary. Store cake loosely covered.