'Legally Blonde' Elle Woods Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 2
    cake, mixes plus required ingredients (16 ounces each)
  • 24
    ounces white fondant
  • pink food coloring
  • 35
    ounces Classic Buttercream Frosting for the icing


  • Bake two 16-ounce cake recipes in a Wiltons doll cake pan.
  • Remove the cakes from the pan and slice the cake into three equal layers.
  • Stack the cakes with buttercream between each layer.
  • Crumb coat the entire cake.
  • Smoothen out icing with an offset spatula.
  • Cut a hole into the top layer of cake big enough to fit a Barbie doll's legs.
  • Cover the doll cake in a 14-inch circle of pink fondant.
  • Enhance the folds at the bottom of the cake.
  • Place your doll in the middle of the cake.
  • Cover the dolls waist with pink fondant.
  • Blend the fondant around the dolls waist into the rest of the cake.
  • Rollout the pink fondant.
  • Cut out the fabric pattern.
  • Place the fondant on to the bottom of the cake at a 45-degree angle.
  • Fold the back of the fondant over to create a fold.
  • Create fondant texture using sculpting tools.
  • Repeat the process over around the entire cake.
  • Cut out a long rectangle for the dolls top.
  • Attach the rectangle to the front of the doll.
  • Cut out a second rectangle.
  • Apply the rectangle to the opposite side of the dolls top.
  • Add small fondant fold to create ruffle for the top.
  • Paint on pink luster dust to give the top of the dress shine.
  • Cut black fondant into a long strip.
  • Wrap the fondant around the dolls waist to create a belt.
  • Comb the dolls hair.