Monday, December 13, 2010
Barbie Doll Cake - My 1st attempt
This Barbie doll cake was made for dear daughter to celebrate in her school at Mid November but was delayed until now then I managed to post it up :P.
Dear daughter's birthday is at mid December but if she is celebrating her birthday in school, she has to do it in advance during November before school shut down for school holidays. Dear daughter always requesting for changing of her birth month, she doesn't want it to be December, she wants a much earlier month so that she can have a birthday celebration faster rather than wait till end of the year, she has not much patience as usual :P. She will always come to me with different birth dates, telling me she wanna change to this and that date for her birthday hahaha...
After I promised to bake a barbie doll cake for dear daughter to celebrate her birthday in school, I was regretted that why am I inviting for trouble. Looking at the barbie doll cakes that I surf from internet, I started to get panic, it seem to be quite complicated and challenging that I was fear that this is beyond my capability. But since I had promised, I have to keep my promise so die die I must come out one for her. I was thinking, the most I will get is a barbie doll cake with not so nicely frosting and decorating, and not so rounded gown. Guess dear daughter and her classmates should not be so "sharp" and "smart" to spot the flaws :P. Thus, all the self consoling thoughts making me still went ahead for this challenging project.
Well, compared to the 1st birthday cake - 2 tier Princess Castle Cake that I made for dear daughter last year, the making of barbie doll cake was actually quite smooth, it was very time consuming but not as difficult as what I think of. I baked 3 chocolate cakes in day 1, day 2 done all the slicing, layering, trimming, frosting and decorating of the cake and day 3 early morning, sent the cake to the school for the celebration.
Although there are a lot of flaws on the cake but I am very happy and contented with the end result, dear daughter was very happy so mission has accomplished. What's more, everyone who saw the cake were so impressed and seem unbelieveable that I am able to churn up this cake heeheehee...
The height of the chocolate cake was about 5.5" with 10" base, after the layering of chocolate butter cream and frosting of the whipping cream, the cake was about 7.25" tall with 11" base. I forgot to weigh the barbie doll cake but reckon should be at least 2.5kg.
Recipe adapted from Aunty Yochana's chocolate marvel cake :
Ingredients: (for 10")
Chocolate Cake :
5 egg white
5 egg yolks
94g cake flour
38g corn flour
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1.25 tsp baking powder
63g corn oil
Ingredients: (for one 9" round cake pan & one 8" chiffon cake pan)
Chocolate Cake :
8 egg white
8 egg yolks
160g cake flour
64g corn flour
4 1/4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 1/8 tsp baking powder
106g corn oil
1. Sift cake flour with cornflour, baking powder and cocoa powder.
2. Whisk egg white until soft peak forms and then add in sugar gradually and whisk till sugar dissolved and mixture is thick and glossy.
3. Drop in egg yolks, one at a time, making that it's evenly combined before the next addition.
4. Fold in 1/2 of flour mixture and mix well.
5. Pour in oil and mix well, fold in the balance flour mixture and mix till well combine.
6. Pour the mixture into round cake tin and bake in pre-heat oven at 175C for about 45 mins or till skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
7. Leave cake to cool on a wire rack.
Chocolate Butter Cream :750g butter
130g icing sugar
300g melted cooking chocolate
Beat butter and icing sugar till light. Then pour in melted chocolate and mix till evenly mixed.
For Frosting :550g non-dairy whipping cream
some pink coloring
Beat whipping cream and pink coloring until stiff.
1. Slice cake into 3 and apply chocolate butter cream onto each layer.
2. Chill in the fridge for 15 mins to harden the butter cream slightly and trim the cake to your desire shape - dome shape.
3. Frost the cake with pink whipping cream and chill the cake in the fridge.
4. Frost another layer of pink whipping cream for bette coverage and insert in the barbie doll.
5. Use some pink whipping cream to cover up the waist area of the barbie doll for touching up.
6. Decorate the cake as your desire.
This cake is soft and moist, even chilled it didn't affect the texture. It tasted delicious with the chocolate butter cream, luckily I had reduced the sugar for the butter cream, the sweetness is just nice. Dear daughter told me she had 2nd serve of the cake and one of her classmate, ate 3 servings. She said the cake finished by her class, 29 students and 3 teachers.
Posted by Bakericious at 1:00 PM
Labels: Barbie Doll Cake, Birthday Cake, Cake (Baked), Chocolate, Chocolate Cake
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So cute of your daughter to request to change birthday month.ReplyDelete
The barbie doll cake is very pretty, I like the "gown" and the sweet pink colour. It's perfect.
This is a lovely cake and I am sure your dear daughter is proud of the cleve mama :) It is beautiful and a labor of love cake :) Thanks for sharing the recipe and tips on how to make this doll cake.
WoW! Jess, I'm really impressed!! This barbie doll is very pretty and beautifully done. I've been thinking of making barbie doll cake too but there are more males in my home so no chance to make it. But I definitely want to try it out one day :)ReplyDelete
Heehee, it seems like baking a barbie doll cake is quite a popular thing. Very nice Jess, I love the sweet pink...I'm sure any little girl would love to have this pretty cake. The dress domes very nicely I must say...love it! :)ReplyDelete
You got such a gorgeous barbie doll cake! Forget about the flaws in the cake. I'm sure your daughter appreciates your hard work as it is made with love *^_^*ReplyDelete
So pretty ... how much time did you spend decorating this cake? I can never make such a pretty cake.ReplyDelete
very beautiful cake! hehe i guess girls will always want barbie dolls! happy birthday to your daughter!ReplyDelete
The cake looks good.. Jess :)ReplyDelete
Gosh, that's a great job superbly well done. Your daughter must be so happy to have that cake for her birthday.ReplyDelete
So pretty and impressive! You did a great job! I'm sure every girl would like this as their birthday cake. :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful barbie doll cake! I'm sure Prince Charming would fall in love at first sight! :)ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Great job for first attempt !ReplyDelete
The cake is so pretty...ReplyDelete
Wow! Good that my daughter did not see this. Am sure I don't have that much patience to do all what you have done :) Simply awesome creation, Jess.ReplyDelete
is so pretty!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Barbie Cake! Lovely gown you made for her :)ReplyDelete
Very beautifully done Jess! Where is the flaw? I can't find it! Good effort, what a lovely mother you are! Till date, I still haven't got the guts to make one for my daughter. :PReplyDelete
The cake is so beautiful! Wouldn't know it is your first time attemtping it if you did not mentioned it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
so beautiful!! (: your daughter must have love it did she? do you want an overage daughter? (: (: hahahReplyDelete
...and I love the accessories you put on her especially the two little shining stones (or whatever you call that) on the shoulder. So creative!ReplyDelete
This look gorgeous. :)ReplyDelete
Great job, Jess! I'm really impressed with your baking skill. I'm sure the whole class appreciate and enjoy your cake very much :)ReplyDelete
this is so pretty and i love the colours of barbie's gown. everyone must be so impressed!ReplyDelete
Wah Wah Wah, this cake is awesome!! :)ReplyDelete
Hehe, your girl is so cute, maybe next time she will get to appreciate that her birthday (Dec) is not during the exam period :)
Oh my goodness~ I'm so impressed!!!ReplyDelete
Is this really your first time?
your work is just so neat and pretty!!
Wow! Very impressive! So pretty and sweet looking!ReplyDelete
congrats on the beautiful cake. It is very well done! I love how your do the mini spikey patterns on the buttercream.
Wah Wah Wah!!!!ReplyDelete
Very very nice for 1st attempt.
I wish my planned 1st attempt (soon) will be ok.
Well done on your 1st attempt, looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Very Impressive! I'm scared though as I promised a friend to make her daughter's birthday cake! I think it will be a Princess Castle Cake or a Doll Cake like yours. I've never made these before. Luckily, the birthday is NEXT Sept - I have a few months to practice! ;0)ReplyDelete
OMG! That's perfect! Your daughter must be so proud of mummy's cooking :DReplyDelete
WOW! This is super beautiful cake! I think many girls hope their mum could make this for them too! That's really amazing! I don't think I can do this :(ReplyDelete
This is like from the pro, seriously :)ReplyDelete
WOW WOW, this is so beautiful! I don't think i can do this too..ReplyDelete
wow what a wonderful cake bet she loved itReplyDelete
WOW, so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
You are an excellent baker! Two thumbs up!ReplyDelete
This is super excellent! I'm sure it tastes great!
The cake is so pretty, cant believe it's your 1st time doing it. Btw, did you put the cake dowels?ReplyDelete
Thanks Angel, the pink color was decided by my daughter :).ReplyDelete
Ann, do make it, you will feel achievement after it. Since no many females in your hse, I am glad to share the barbie doll with you hahaha...
Thanks Bee Bee. Yes, the gals in my daughter's class nearly went "crazy" when saw this cake :P.ReplyDelete
Thanks Yummy Koh. I never monitor the time but roughly spent about 4 hrs including the waiting time cos I chilled the cake a few times to harden the buttercream & whipping cream for easy frosting so there were a lot of waiting times involved.
Thanks Swee San, so happy to hear all the compliments especially from you, birthday cakes expert.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cheah, yes my daughter was very happy but she doesnt want it again for her actual birthday celebration cos she said I dirty her barbie doll heeheehee...
Thanks Honey boy.
Thanks Somewhere in Singapore.
Thanks Sanjeeta. If your daughter request for it, I am sure you will use all your patience to make such cake for her :).ReplyDelete
Thanks Jane. Do try it to make for your daughter, is really not so difficult as long as you can frost a cake, what you need is time and patience. If I can do it, so can you.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sweetylicious. Yes my daughter love the cake and so happy about it. I dun mind to have an overage daughter, I am sure my daughter will be the 1st one who horray about it, she wanted a jie jie so much :P.
Thanks Bake for a Queen. The 2 crystals were actually done by my friend, the barbie doll's hair was tie by her too, she is a very creative designer :).ReplyDelete
Thanks Happy Flour.
Thanks Lena, I actually love the pink color too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Hanushi. I do think she will appreciate her birthday month when she grow up. As for now, she still very impatience to wait till end of the year :P.
Thanks Coraine, yes is really my 1st time I swear heeheehee..
Thanks Wendy. I am sure your planned 1st attempt will be far beyond ok, definitely will turn out gorgeous.
Thanks Little Corner of Mine.ReplyDelete
Thanks Plum Leaf. I had baked castle cakes before too. If you are ok with the frosting then I will say is not difficult at all, I am sure you can make it too. All the best!
Thanks Zoe. I am going to ask my daughter is she proud of my cooking and baking heeheehee...
Thanks Grace. If I can do it so can you, you are so much an expert than me.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sonia. You can do it, cos to be honest, this is not difficult to make it as long as you know how to frost a cake plus you have enough time and patience.
Thanks Rebecca, yes my gal love it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Quay Po Cooks.
Thanks Hann. Yes the cake tasted good, I managed to eat some of the cake that I trimmed off :P.ReplyDelete
Thanks Neyeeloh. I didnt put any cake dowels, just insert the whole barbie doll in the center of the cake.
You are a genius! I would have never be able to make such a cute cake!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm impressed! The barbie doll is so beautifully done!ReplyDelete
Jess! I think this is good enough liao! Flawless! If only I have patience and skills for cakes like you do ... Hahaha!ReplyDelete
Eh, your daughter so cute lar ... LOL! Born in December is also a bless! I bet she'd come to realize that as she grows up!
This is gorgeous! I've always wanted to make a barbie doll cake but both my girls don't like barbie. It is more of a challenge to me, and to build up my own "portfolio", it's like telling myself I've done this before and at least I've tried mindset. Alas...ReplyDelete
hahah. no prob! (: (: many many thumbs up! i want a younger girl too! i have 3 nephews (brothers and sis's son) like an army! i want niece! can doll them up (: (: (:ReplyDelete
She is gorgeous! You are as good as the pros. I'm really impressed. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...MaryReplyDelete
omg the gown is gorgeous! you did a great job! :DReplyDelete
Very very pretty!!ReplyDelete
OMG! I am about to turn 22 and have been searching for the perfect cake. I think I have just found it. 22 and definatly not too old for a barbie cake.ReplyDelete
Thank You Thank You Thank You
Beautiful Barkie cake! Love the patterns you have created for her dress.ReplyDelete
That's SO inventive and adorable! I bet your little one loved it.ReplyDelete
OMG Jess, you're getting there! Your barbie cake looks stunning. I love the colour so much. Btw, do mind making one for me too! haha.... You're the best! & congrats.ReplyDelete
Thanks Angie, I think I have beginner luck :).ReplyDelete
Thanks Ah Tze.
Oh Thank you so much for your nice word Pei Lin. If you like me have to please and make daughter happy, you will definitely have patience. As for skill, you definitely have it :). Yes I do think born in Dec is a blessed. I born in Feb so I always want my child to be year end baby and for her case, I actually planned for it keekeekee...
Thanks BH. I believe you can do a fantastic job if you going to embark on barbie doll cake!ReplyDelete
Sweetylicious, I always want a daughter and I am lucky to have one :).
Ruby, you are definitely not old for a barbie doll cake. I had baked one barbie doll cake for a friend who is over 40 yrs old heeheehee... and you are most welcome!
Thanks Indie.Tea and yes, my daughter love it.
Kristy, thank you so much. I definitely more than happy to make one for you, come visit Singapore lah.
Oh Jess you are so talented! The Barbie doll cake is just gorgeous! I wish I'm your daughter. LOL!ReplyDelete
what a lovely cake! I have been thinking of making a barbie doll cake for my girl's birthday, but wonder how do I store it and deliver to school??? does phoon huat or anywhere sell such tall boxes? Could you kindly share with me how you store the cake?ReplyDelete
Hi Fong's Kitchen Journal, no I had been sourcing for tall cake boxes but unfortunately, the suppliers only mass produce for the commercial usage. I DIY myself, I used 2 12" or 13" square cake boxes, over lapped the base of 2 cake boxes, for the cake box covers, I let them formed a triangle, so the 2 boxes formed and become a house alike shape. I am not sure my explanation is clear enough. If you still have doubts, do give me your email address and I will use 2 boxes to form the shape and take photos for you to take a look.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, Jess. Yes, I understand what you mean. I just form a house-shaped cake box! Brilliant idea!ReplyDelete
Hi Jess, thanks for sharing your idea of the DIY box. I made the Barbie doll cake for my daughter's birthday and she loves it!ReplyDelete
Hi Fong, you are most welcomed! I will drop over your blog to take a look at your barbie doll cake when I am available :).ReplyDelete
Do you have any idea how long does it take for non-diary whipped cream to start melting. I'm planning on using fresh cream to decorate my daughter's bday cake but afraid it might melt too soon.
I am not sure how long does it take for non-dairy whipped cream to melt cos normally we will cut the cake within an hr out from the fridge.
hi jess, you have any vanilla sponge cake recipe to share with me to make this cake? Thank you! (:ReplyDelete
Hi Sweetylicious, you can refer toReplyDelete
is it difficult to trim the cake? I wish to make one for my girl in April..ReplyDelete
Hi Irenelim, no I dun think trimming the cake is difficult. That was the 1st time I got to trim a cake and if I can make it, I believe everyone can. But the tip is must use serrated knife, really easy to slice the cake.ReplyDelete
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Hi fau I will take a pix on how to DIY the tall cake box and email you ok, but I can do it only during weekend.Delete
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