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nutcakes's picture

Barbie Cake (post #65206)

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My mother decided to make a Barbie cake for a friend. She doesn't want to buy the pan at Michael's. So she plans to use a well shaped Bundt cake pan. it is too short, so she will mount it on styrofoam.

But now it just turned into, "can you make it for me?" arrrg. So, the main cake will be chocolate, so I would like this to be another flavor, vanilla, yellow, I don't care, just a good cake. any ideas what is good for Barbie cake? Especially for icing the cake. I am not skilled with piping, but will give it a try. 2nd graders won't care so much, right?

BUT I don't know what kind of icing to use. It is still hot, in the 90's here.

courgette's picture

(post #65206, reply #1 of 9)

You know, lots of places rent the pan for just a couple of bucks. Well worthwhile.


Mo

nutcakes's picture

(post #65206, reply #2 of 9)

Really? interesting, but I have to make this now, tonight, for tomorrow.

courgette's picture

(post #65206, reply #3 of 9)

Guess that doesn't help, then. Gotta love Mothers, don'tcha! Guess it will just even up a bit for all those nights she stayed up doing stuff for you....


Mo

Gretchen's picture

(post #65206, reply #4 of 9)

Sorry I am too late, but I think the Barbie cake is not as wide at the bottom as a bundt cake, unless it is a smaller one.


I might have suggested baking multiple layers and forming the skirt.


The only reason I have ANY knowledge of this is that DGD had one a number of years ago. Ick!!


Gretchen
Gretchen
Canuck's picture

(post #65206, reply #5 of 9)

I know you've already made the cake so will use that. As a mother with less than stellar piping skills, I will mention that no matter what it looks like, Grade 2 will love it. Also, covering anything with candy or sprinkles means they'll love it even more. Don't spare the candy or sprinkles or kids will have a breakdown that they didn't get one on their piece. BTDT. I bring extra along just in case.

courgette's picture

(post #65206, reply #6 of 9)

Yes to all that. Also when I used to do these cakes for the kids, they always looked terrible part way through. But in the end it all seems to come together and look pretty good. And the kids are always thrilled.


Mo

Canuck's picture

(post #65206, reply #7 of 9)

You're right; we're much more critical than kids are.

nutcakes's picture

(post #65206, reply #8 of 9)

Well, it worked out okay in the end, pretty ghetto barbie cake, with huge cake part and lots of stripes of ruffles and plenty of pink sprinkles. The kids liked it. I told my mother, who did most of the decorations in the end, that it looked less like she was wearing the cake than jumping out of it- kinda Stripper Barbie, lol.

courgette's picture

(post #65206, reply #9 of 9)

I saw one at the grocery store yesterday for $65. Thought of you.


Mo