Barbie Doll Cake

My daughter is a big fan of barbie and I came across this Betty Crocker's Doll cake which would be just perfect for her upcoming 5th birthday. So I followed the directions as mentioned at their site and the cake turned out amazing. My daughter was very excited to have a barbie cake and it was a big hit at the party. The link also has a video showing the making of the cake which helps. The picture below is of my cake.

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Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 35 min
Serves: about 30

Ingredients:

2 boxes Betty Crocker cake mix
oil/unsalted Butter as per box
water/milk as per box
eggs as per box
4 containers Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Red food color
1 barbie doll
Betty Crocker star-shaped candy decors


Method:

  1. Mix the cakes according to instructions on the box. Both the cakes can be made at the same time. I use butter instead of oil and milk instead of water.
  2. Divide the batter equally among the 3 8-inch pans and pyrex 1 1/2 qt baking bowl. The bowl will have a little more batter than the pans.
  3. Bake the cakes as per instructions. The pyrex bowl cake takes about 15 min more than the cake pans.You can check its completion by inserting a toothpick that would come out clean when done. Cool a little and then remove the cakes carefully. Place on a cooling rack to cool.
  4. Once the cakes are completely cooled, cut the rounded top dome of the cake using a serrated knife to flatten it. Cut bowl cake into half horizontally.
  5. Cut a 2-inch-diameter hole in the center of all 5 cakes. You can use a round cookie cutter or a serrated knife. Ensure that all cake centers line up when layered.
  6. Take frosting into large bowl. Carefully add 7-8 drops of red food color until desired pink is obtained. Place one 8-inch cake on serving plate. Spread frosting over the flat top. Layer the second cake and spread frosting on top. Layer the 3rd 8 inch cake, spread frosting. Layer with the flat cake of the bowl cake and spread frosting. Top with the bowl cake upside down. This complete structure is the dress of the doll.
  7. Spread thin layer of frosting all over side and top of layered cake.
  8. Wrap barbie doll from under arms with cling wrap. Insert wrapped doll into the center of cake.
  9. Starting at the waist of the doll, spread frosting liberally all over. Use a knife to make random swirls on the dress. Use a star tip in an icing bag and make the dolls top. Gently press star decors into frosting to decorate dress.

Tips

  • Make a wand with a tooth pick..
  • I mixed 2 containers of frosting at a time. used about 3-4 drops red color for each.

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