Monday, August 19, 2013

Barbie Doll Princess Cake (Sponge Cake)

This barbie doll cake is for my friend's lovely little girl, Livni, who celebrated her 6th birthday last week.  Livni wanted a Princess cake, a pink Barbie Doll Princess cake, to be exact.  

I made a few Barbie cakes previously:  My first princess cake was a butter cake covered with fondant.  My 2nd attempt - a Licca-chan doll cake, made with sponge cake and covered with light purple-based whipped cream - that's my "homework" for the cake decorating class.  Last year, I made a Cinderella Fondant cake for my neighbour.  This time, it is a soft and spongy vanilla cake with vanilla cream filling, and decorated with non-dairy whipped cream.

Presenting my lovely Princesses: 

Princess cakes with fondant covering
Princess cakes with whipped cream covering

Preparation work for this Barbie cake:
  • 3 to 4 sponge cakes* (I had three 8 inch and one 6" cakes) - sliced into 2 or 3 layers per cake and filled with desired fillings.
  • Stack the cakes together (the sponge cakes are light and airy, so even if you stacked a few cakes together, you do not need to insert any straws or support pillars).
  • Trim the cake to a dome shape.
  • Cut a small hole in the centre of the cake to fit in the doll.
  • Spread a thin layer of whipped cream and smooth out the cream evenly.  The cake is now ready for decoration.

* Bake the sponge cakes a day ahead.  The cakes are easier to handle compared to cakes freshly baked in the day.

Dressing up in progress ... 

Decoration tips used:

Wilton tip 789 (cake icer):  
 - to cover the whole cake in plain whipped cream
 - to create the pink layers from the waistline to the middle of the gown

Wilton tip 19 (open star): 
 - to pipe the swirls at the front portion, from waistline to middle of gown

Wilton tip 103 (petal):
- to pipe alternating layers of pink and white ruffles at the bottom of the gown
- to pipe a thin darker pink ruffles on the pink layers as contrast.


  1. This is such a beautiful barbie doll cake!

    1. Thanks Angel! You did a very nice Barbie doll cake for your cake decorating class too. I love the purple swirls that you piped at the back of the dress.

  2. Really Awesome cake. I like Barbie Doll Princess Cake. Thanks for share.

    1. Me too, love Barbie Doll cake. Thanks for dropping a comment here

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your baking techniques unselfishly. God bless!

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  5. Can we able to prepare a doll cake using fresh cream?


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