My baby girl turned FIVE a couple weeks ago. I feel like if I blink she’ll be off to college tomorrow…*sob*. Ahem, carrying on! She requested a dolly party, then changed it to a princess party, then said a dolly princess party would be great, haha! So this is our interpretation of that!
She specifically requested a dolly cake. I like to get creative with birthday cakes, but this was so far out of my comfort zone, I was pretty much convinced that it would be a huge flop! I even made a second normal cake JUST IN CASE! Turns out they aren’t that scary, just a lot of work. I found a cute Barbie (she’s not actually Barbie – someone younger, but I can’t remember her name) that would work in the cake, and started scouring Pinterest for help! I used marshmallow fondant which was really yummy! It’s super messy to make, but cheap and you don’t need lots for this kind of cake. I followed this picture tutorial for most of the dress. Here are a few photos as I was working on it:
I curled the dolls hair. Seriously.
You wrap the hair around straws and then dunk her in very hot water for a few seconds. It kind of worked.
Then I wrapped the doll’s head and legs in plastic wrap to keep it somewhat clean:
I made the top of her dress first:
I didn’t take any photos of the actual cake itself, but I used a 4-cup pyrex measuring cup to bake the top half of the cake it, and then made a 6-inch layer for the bottom. Once the skirt was made I stuck Barbie in. Cutting a 1 1/2″ hole in the center of each layer will help this work smoothly. *ahem*
In the end, it turned out SO CUTE. But never again.
Here’s how it looked when we cut into it:
We also had cupcakes, a regular layer cake (actually, I put cake balls in it to make it fun inside!) and crown sugar cookies (which hubby so graciously decorated for me – the cake was making me crazy by then!!).
Next post will be all about this stylin’ gal:
Happy Sewing (and eating cake!)