Sweeten your world with Barbie and let all of your cake dreams come true! Follow our step by step guide to transform a simple cake into a magnificent dress fit for a princess. Whether it's a birthday bash, a girls' night in, or simply a celebration of all things pretty in pink, this Barbie Dress Cake will be the centerpiece that steals the show. Let's embark on this glamorous baking adventure together!
Ingredients and Materials:
- Cake mix - you will need two of these for the dolly varden cake tin
- Buttercream icing
- Food colouring
- Sugar pearls, edible flowers, or glitter for the finishing touches
- Dolly Varden cake tin
- Doll cake pick (or a specific doll of your choice)
- Piping bags
- Wilton 1M or 2D piping tip
- Cake turntable (optional but helpful for easy icing)
These are the basic ingredients and materials to get you started. You can add or modify the decorations and colours according to your creative vision and the theme of your Barbie Dress Cake.
Prepare and bake your cake: Start by preparing your cake batter and pour it into a dolly varden cake tin. Bake the cake according to the recipe instructions and let it cool in the cake tin.
Level the cake: Once the cake has cooled, level the top to ensure it sits evenly at the top of the tin.
Prepare the doll cake pick: Carefully turn the cooled cake out onto a cake turntable for easy icing. Insert the doll cake pick into the center of the cake, making sure it stands upright. If you have a specific doll to use, carve out a small portion from the cake's center to accommodate the doll's body. Wrap the doll's legs in plastic wrap to protect them and gently push the doll into the center of the cake, securing it in place.
Prepare the icing: Prepare the buttercream by adding water and dividing it into three separate bowls. Gradually add a small amount of dye to each bowl, creating three stunning shades with slightly varying intensities.
Decorate with buttercream flowers: Load the Wilton 1M or 2D tip with the darkest shade of buttercream. Pipe two rows of flowers onto the cake by pressing the tip onto the cake, pulling upward while squeezing the piping bag to create mesmerizing circular blooms. Repeat the process with the middle and lightest shades, forming a gorgeous ombre effect on the dress.
Add the Finishing Touches: To complete the look, decorate the dress with edible sugar pearls, delicate flowers, and/or glitter for an extra touch of sparkle and glamour.
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