I have done some Barbie doll cakes, both for my daughter and for clients. At first, the gown of the doll would not be proportionate, but after some practice, I have come up with certain measurements of cakes, which gives a nice perfectly shaped skirt for the doll. The trick in getting it correct in using the cakes which gradually decreases in circumference as it goes up. You can even invest in a doll cake pan, which helps you to make a doll cake without any effort. Or you can choose to make same sized cakes and then carve them to the skirt shapes. But there would be a lot of wastage.
If you are making this for orders, then you need to keep the wastage minimum without compromising on the shape. After so many viewers asked for a doll cake, I made one to demonstrate how I make it. This is the normal Barbie doll you get in stores. If the height increases or decreases, then you need to increase the cake layers or decrease the cake layers. This construction gives you a cake which weighs nearly three kg. I have used one chocolate cake recipe and one vanilla cake recipe to make this cake. I divided the vanilla batter between one 8″ cake tin and one 6″ cake tin. And the chocolate batter went into one 7″ cake tin and two 6″ cake tins. I didn’t use one 6″ chocolate cake in the assembling. That was reserved for any alteration I may need, but fortunately I didn’t need it. After carving out the skirt, you can make cake balls out of the scraps of the cake which are left over.
In this video I have demonstrated how to stack, carve and decorate a Barbie Cake. I have used my egg free condensed milk chocolate and vanilla cakes for the assembling.
Here are the amount of icing and the cakes used in this doll cake:
American Butter cream made with 500 gm of butter and 1 kg of extra fine icing sugar. I have given the link for recipe below.
One recipe of my eggless chocolate cake baked in one 7″ tin and two 6″ tins. I reserved one 6″ for later but didn’t use it.
One recipe of my eggless vanilla cake baked in one 8″ tin and one 6″ tin.
And some edible silver beads for decoration.
Here is my Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=383Af4OhukE
Here is my Vanilla Cake Recipe – http://gayathriscookspot.com/2015/07/eggless-condensed-milk-vanilla-cake-perfect-for-carving/
And here is the Butter Cream Recipe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVJuBqtmTtc
This cake doesn’t need any dowel for the structure as the doll itself will serve the purpose. I have even sent this type of cake in bus for a 500 KM journey and it reached safe. I have used butter cream for decoration. You can even use whipped cream or ganache or fondant to decorate the doll.
This is the first of my Barbie doll cakes in my channel. You can expect more in the future. To receive updates, please subscribe to my channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/gayathriraani