Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Barbie Doll Black Forest Cake & 1st Blogoversary!

Happy New Year to my readers, friends and fellow bloggers, sorry for being late cos it has been hectic weeks for me due to the festive celebration and gathering, I was very busy with work too due to the year end closing and on top of that, there was an exciting event, a "Big" day of dear daughter on 4th Jan 2011, the 1st day of her primary school life! I was on leave for her 1st 3 days of school, sent her to & fro school, visited her during recess time, attended the parenting talks that organised by the school, these 3 days were so jam packed but just gone within blink of eyes, so fast! I am glad that dear daughter can adapt to her new school life and enjoying herself in school :).

I am kind of lazed out too during this period, lazy to log on to computer after work, have not been doing any baking too :P. Frankly speaking, it took a bit of effort for me to post this up, if not because today is the 1st anniversary of my blog, I guess I may continue to laze heeheehee... Happy 1st Blogoversary to Bakericious! I am really glad that my passion of blogging is able to "survive" and last for a year and hope I will be able to keep it on-going and regularly although a lot of efforts needed especially for lazy person like me :P. I would like to thanks all the readers and followers of my blog for visiting reguarly and leaving lovely and encouraging comments that always motivate me to keep posting and also keeping this blog alive. Thank you for all the support!

Well, back to my bakes. Last year when I made a princess castle cake for dear daughter's birthday, SK requested one for her birthday as well. So I had foreseen that SK will request for a barbie doll cake for her birthday if she see the barbie doll cake that I made for dear daughter and true enough :). I accepted her order forgetting I will have a very hectic schedule during that week. Well, since I had made my commitment, I will have to fullfil it by hook or by crook.

Due to space contraints for storage and also SK do not need a big cake, so I need to make a small version of barbie doll cake for her. I had headache on how to make this cake as even I can bake a smaller cake but I can't reduce the height of the cake, the cake need to be tall enough to cover till the waist of barbie doll. In order to store the cake in the fridge, I need to remove 2 shelves from the fridge which is not possible cos MIL had bought a lot of food that need to store in the fridge, the most I can remove is one shelve. I kept thinking of a lot of alternatives but seem not suitable until I found out that dear daughter has a "imitation" barbie doll that dunno who bought as a gift for her, which is shorter than original barbie doll.

After I inserted the doll in the cake and put it in the fridge, I then realised the cake was still too high to store in the fridge. Gosh! What should I do? I removed the doll, trying to bend the legs of doll then I realised the lower part of the body can be dismantled. I was so happy, dismantled it and left only the upper part of body, insert back to the cake but the hole of the cake was too big due to my earlier adjustment so the doll actually sunken in that caused the gown looking like a high waist gown heeheehee... dear daughter said this barbie doll look so fat hahaha... Luckily Sk still very happpy and love this cake :).

For Chocolate Sponge Cake : (yield 6" round cake pan and a mini chiffon cake pan)
5 eggs
100g caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1g salt
32g oil
21g cocoa powder
106g cake flour
1g baking soda
21g milk

Method:1. Put the pot on the fire, pour in the oil immediately to heat up and off the fire when the oil start to warm.
2. Add in the cocoa powder and stir well to dissolve the cocoa powder with oil and set aside.
3. Mix eggs, sugar, salt in the mixing bowl and whisk in high speed till thick and creamy, increase the volume unitl the color turn pale.
4. Add in glucose and whisk in medium speed until ribbon stage.
5. Mix in the sifted flour and baking soda, whisk in low speed for 3 circles to let the flour mix into the egg mixture. Then turn to medium speed and whisk for about 20 circles (about 20 seconds) to mix well.
6. Fold 1/3 to 1/2 of the batter into cocoa mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture back to the remaining batter, add in milk to mix well.
7. Pour the batter in the cake tin till 60-70% full.
8. Bang the cake tin on the table lightly to reduce some air.
9. Bake at lower heat 160 degree upper heat 180 degree for 35 mins.
10. Once done, remove from oven and turn the cake tin upside down on wire rack for it to cool down.
11. When the cake is cool, press round the top side of the cake and push up the bottom plate to remove the cake.
12. Press round the bottom of the cake to remove the cake from the bottom plate.

For Filling and Frosting :
300g whipping cream
1 can dark pitted cherries
some purple coloring

Whip the whipping cream with the purple coloring till stiff.

To Assemble :
1. Slice the cooled cake into 3 layers.
2. Place one layer on the turntable/cake board and brush with some cherry syrup.
3. Spread whipped cream and scatter pitted cherries over it.
4. Place the second layer and spread the whipped cream and scatter the pitted cherries.
5. Set the third layer of sponge on top of it and spread top and sides of cake with remaining cream.
6. Insert the doll in the center of the cake.
7. Decorate the gown cake as desire.


  1. Happy 1st Blogoversary to Bakericious!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Bakericious!!
    I missed you Jess i was still wondering last night where did you went! hehe happy 2011 and hope to see more bakes from you! cheers!

  3. I was wondering where were you... so so long already. LOL.
    The cake looks good, the piping looks good. Well, people are not perfect, there are short, tall, thin, fat people, so I guess your doll is just realistic, a reflection of real life people, kekeke.

    BTW, did u use a spring form pan to bake the sponge? A locked spring form or a loose base spring form?

  4. Jess, you are really getting very good at this Barbie doll cake! And happy anniversary! Looking forward to many blogversary to come!

  5. Happy 1st Blogoversary to Bakericious !!! Waht a lovely Barbie Doll cake. If you don't me I won't have noticed anything at all :) just the same it looks professionally done ! Happy blogging and more recipe sharing. Love your blog :)

  6. Happy 1st Blogoversary!!! The cake looks really pretty -admires-
    Thanks for sharing and keep posting! I really enjoy reading your posts. =D

  7. U're back!!!

    Thought how come so long u didn't update your blog...

    The barbie doll cake u make is very nice...

  8. Happy New Year and Happy 1st blogoversary to you! The barbie doll cake looks really pretty! I thought this is not your 1st blogoversary as the art work seems like needed many years of experience :)

  9. Jess, Happy 1st Blog Anniversary!!
    With your interesting recipes and nice photography, your blog looks like more than a year to me. Keep posting!

  10. Thank you everyone, I miss you all a lot too, I will visiting you soon, very soon I promise!

  11. Wendy, I miss chatting with you too, there were a few times when I was able to "steal" time during day time but you were offline :(.

    I have both locked and loose base spring form pans. For this cake, I used loose base cos my loose base is 6", 7" & 8". For bigger cake, I will use my 9", 10" & 11" locked spring form pan.

  12. jess, happy 1st anniversary! everything looks stunning..as always!!

  13. Happy 1st year anniversary for your blog! Your barbie doll cake is so pretty...

  14. Beautiful doll cake! Happy 1st Blogoversary!

  15. Wow! Look at those details you have, esp on Barbie's skirt. Awesome!

    Happy Blogoversary.

  16. Oh,,, this is so pretty! WOnder when will be my turn to make a BArbie doll cake..... Great Job!!

  17. Happy 1st Blogoversary! Can't believe that you have only blogged for 1 year. Look at what you have baked in the past year, it's so amazing! Look forward to more bakes and many many more years of blogging.

  18. Happy 1st Blogoversary !

  19. Happy 1st Blogoversary to Bakericious!!!

    U have become an expert in Barbie Doll cake, haha! Pretty cake!

  20. Another beautiful barbie cake from you and happy 1st year anniversary for your blog!

  21. Wow. It's gorgeous!

    If my niece ever sees this, she'll probably be wanting one for her birthday too!

  22. Wah, you must be excited now that your DD stepped into another chapter of her life. ;) BTW, excellent piping skills my friend! Love how you did an even and beautiful job on hid Barbie doll cake. ;)

    look forward to many more blogoversary (: and this barbie cake look really fantastic!! hopefully one day, i could get a chance to learn from you (: (:

  24. Happy 1st Blogoversary and a belated Happy Birthday to your little princess.

  25. Gorgeous!!!
    I can't do anything like this, so beautiful.

  26. See, you've been having a super-hectic life too! *LOL*

    Your cake skills 突飛猛進. I'm lagging way behind now. *LOL* I'm happy as a home cook and baker lar ... HAHA!

    Take care! Happy Birthday to Bakericious, too!

  27. happy blogoversary!! what a gorgeous cake! im sure ur little princess enjoyed it a lot :)

  28. What a beauty you have created!
    Happy 1st Blogoversary!

  29. Happy blogoversary to you and your blog Jess....It does look like a plump Barbie but nevertheless, equally delicious and pretty to loook at!

  30. happy birthday to your lovely blog and wow what a cake and a big time in your life with your daughter going to school

    happy new year



  31. Happy 1st Blogoversary!! The barbie has really nice dress ;)

  32. You've reached a blogging milestone. Congratulation. Your Barbie is exquisite. You are really talented with a pastry bag and put me to shame. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

  33. Happy 1st Blogoversary! Beautiful cake and love the purple

  34. Happy blogoversary! And the cake is SO cute!

  35. Happy 1st blog anniversary! Thumbs up for your beautiful barbie doll cake *^_^*

  36. Jess, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! I know I am a bit late... the site has been running slow lately. Really frustrating. I've been clicking your site since 2 days ago but not turning up. Lucky me today! Gee, your cake looks so pro. You're getting there....Good job!
    Hope you're having a fabulous day!
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s are you busy with the CNY cookies? :o)

  37. So, you really do have a lot of pans!!! Hahaha!
    That day we were just talking about getting more pans.
    So, it's just square pan that you need now, is it?

  38. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! Glad that your daughter can easily adapt to her school. I dare not imagine what will happen to me next year. Your barbie cake looks awesome! You're such a pro-baker!

  39. Great cake! What a funny story about trying to fit it in the fridge, I have had similar experiences myself.

  40. Happy anniversary ! This is my first time here and you are such a talented woman who can bake so well.

  41. hey Jess,

    happy blogoversary! this caker is so pro, can start to take in orders liao.

  42. Oh Jess..how I wish you were there when I baked 4 cakes and just about did some sort of frosting for my kids. Awesome is also so little a word to describe your creation!!
    Check the post on the B'day party for my kids with the marathon cooking for 80+ friends :)

  43. hi, can i check with you, would it be very messy when it comes to the cake cutting for eating?


  44. Hi Claire, it will definitely messier than normal round or square shape cake but to me is worth it :).

  45. I want to make the same recipe for my daughters birthday i happened to find black forest cake and i am doing as a barbie doll cake. My question is, is there a way to convert all g to cups and tbs/tsp, i wanted to know how many c in 106g flour (that's all it took for that big of a cake?)

  46. Hi Luda

    I use the following site for baking conversion :



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