How to Make a Tangled Barbie Cake!
  

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to Make a Tangled Barbie Cake!



For Talia's Tangled Birthday party, I borrowed a friend's Wonder Mold Doll cake pan, and made a Rapunzel birthday cake!

I decided to use Talia's Tangled Barbie Doll because it would look more like the actual character. Also, we had a little situation with her poor doll- Katrina pulled a Flynn Ryder & cut its hair short. So, I figured that if I somehow ruined the doll, it wouldn't be the end of the world. (Talia's great grandma had just bought her a new Tangled Barbie to replace the one Katrina attacked ;)




Since Barbie dolls are too tall for the cake pan, I made a round cake as well. Here's how I constructed it:



Once it was assembled, I wrapped the barbie with cling wrap up to her waist & gently shoved her into the cake ;) Then I removed her to put the fondant over the cake for the skirt (and tucked it under at the bottom since there was a ledge created by the second layer of cake).

The day before I decorated the cake, I made marshmallow fondant. It was the first time I made it & I was happy with the outcome!

After the skirt's fondant was in place, I made an X shaped cut in the waist and put the Barbie back in her hole.

After a long time of bending over the table, designing & decorating, I came out with a very sore back, this lovely specimen, and a pledge to never make another one ;)



I was very happy with it, but it sure did take a lot of effort ;) The purple parts are made with marshmallow fondant & the other colours are all buttercream frosting. I used a grass tip to make the braid. Next time I use fondant, maybe I'll master getting it smooth- I was a little scared of the fondant this time and didn't want to play with it too much, so I just hid the 'messy' parts at the back of the dress.

More from the Tangled Party Here.

33 comments:

  1. I have made that "never again" pledge oh so many times - but will be breaking it again within the week :) Darling cake!

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    1. I know what you mean- the same week as the party, we had a cake auction at church and I actually considered making another barbie cake, only a few days later!!! (crazy!!!!) Thankfully, I decided against it because I made a much easier cake & it went for over $100!!! (So glad for that choice)... but it's true... there is a chance that I will make another barbie cake one day.. I admit it.

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  2. I have made that "never again" pledge when it comes to cakes oh so many times - but will be breaking it again within the week :) Darling cake!

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  3. You did a wonderful job with the cake. What a special treat for the birthday girl.

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    1. Thank you Beth!! This is a real compliment coming from you!! :)

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  4. This is super cute! I did a 3 tier Cake and used yellow braided fondant To wrap down it! I hope my daughter doesn't mind getting fun cakes when she's 50! Ha!

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    1. Oh, that's a great idea, to braid the fondant!! You don't have a picture do you? I'd love to see it!

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  5. This cake turned out absolutely fabulous! Great work.

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  6. This is wonderful! I love how you made the icing hair!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! :) I was really happy with how it turned out! An earlier commenter mentioned braiding fondant which also sounds like a good idea- & less likely to get "stuck" with a mistake, if you make one!

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  7. Wow, you did an excellent job! I have always wanted to make one! I bet that made some pretty little girl happy! It would make anyone smile! Looks delicious too! Thanks, Julie (the letter 4's mom)

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    1. Thanks Julie, & how fun to hear from you! :) I love the letter 4 blog :)

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  8. This is so awesome! My daughter's having a tangled party next week, I will be trying to recreate this! Thanks for the how to as well.

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    1. Aw, if you post about it, please let me know! I'd love to see! :)

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  9. My girls ADORE Tangled, they would love it. I think you did a fantastic job! You nailed that purple color too!

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  10. Wow, that is incredible! My daughter would just die over that cake. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  11. This is so cute, you did an amazing job!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  12. This turned out so cute! I still need to try to make a fondant. Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday! I hope you'll come again soon!

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  13. Oh wow! Beautiful cake! I wish I could decorate cakes like that!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  14. I have never seen a cake like this one it is so amazing and pretty.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  15. Although my niece is in love with Frozen, she is still a very huge fan of Tangled. I've lost count of how many times we've watched it. This is a Beautiful "Tangled" Cake.

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  16. Oh my this cake is beautiful,she must have been so excited.....you have a real talent girlfriend

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  17. Wow!! Great gob!! Love the braided hair :)

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  18. Nicely done, my granddaughters would love this

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  19. That looks awesome! What a great job you did

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  20. This is amazing. I've never seen a cake done like this...Very creative

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  21. I'd love to make this cake for a certain little princess in my life! She would love it!

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  22. I have made this cake a long time ago and its still remembered today. Although i did not use a round cake bottom it turned out perfect. Loved reading through your blog Heather i found it very creative. Look forward to the next one. Happy Easter

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

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