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Barbie Dress Pattern
InstructionsI designed the dresses based on various examples I saw online (cakecentral.co) combined with what I thought I would be comfortable trying to do. I also used the dresses the bought barbies came in as inspiration.
I drew the dresses out on typing paper and used that as my pattern.
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Cute
I made two different cakes (Vanilla and Chocolate). I used real Barbies so the birthday girl would have them as gifts afterward. The Blonde Barbie was made with Vanilla cake that was layered with Strawberry filling. I sculpted the cake to fit the real Barbie. The Brunette Barbie was made with Chocolate cake that was layered with Chocolate Genache filling. I covered both Barbies with Buttercream Icing and Satin Ice Fondant. The decorations were made with 1/2 Fondant and 1/2 gum paste. The Nameplate was made out of Rice Crispy Treat covered with Fondant. The cakes sat on an adjustable 3 tier cake stand.
What was your inspiration?
My God Daughter's 5th birthday party was going to be a Princess Party and as the mom of 3 boys and one tom-boy I really enjoyed going into 'Girl World' (I LOVE Barbies)!
What are you most proud of?
The look on my God Daughter's face when she saw the cakes!! She didn't see the imperfections that I saw. She had to be reminded to join her party because she would just stand and look at her cakes and twirl around in her Princess dress.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I had a problem with the Fondant 'sweating'. I live in Central Texas and the heat and humidity are things I haven't quite figured out. I stored the Barbies in the fridge (uncovered) and I think that contributed to the sweating.