Marie Antoinette Doll Cake
photo by koalipops
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 30mins
- 2 cake, mixes plus required ingredients (16 ounces each)
- 24 ounces white fondant
- light blue food coloring
- 35 ounces classic buttercream frosting for the icing
- blue luster dust
- white luster dust
- gold luster dust
- Find and buy a Barbie Doll with long curly hair. I am using Barbie Fashionista Doll #70.
- Turn the doll upside down.
- Place a ball of cling wrap into the middle of the dolls hair. Surround the ball with hair and tie it together with a rubber band.
- Paint the Barbie's hair with a mixer of white food coloring and hairspray.
- Once the hairspray has hardened, cut away the excess hair.
- Bake 2 boxes of cake mix in a Wilton 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 and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Add a second coat of buttercream.
- Cut a hole big enough to fit a Barbie doll's legs into the top layer of cake.
- Cover the doll cake in a 14-inch circle of white fondant.
- Enhance the folds at the bottom of the cake.
- Place your doll in the middle of the cake.
- Wrap fondant around the doll's waist.
- Add defining lines to the front of the cake to make it look like fabric.
- Roll out the white fondant and cut it into a 6-inch trapezoid shape.
- Loosely add a trapezoid to the middle part of the gown.
- Use fondant sculpting tools to create fabric lines on the trapezoid.
- Add fabric lines to the bottom of the cake to match the trapezoids.
- Add a smaller trapezoid of fondant on top of the 6-inch one and add fabric texture.
- Wrap the back and the sides of the cake with a large panel of baby blue fondant.
- Cut away the excess blue fondant and leave the trapezoid panels exposed.
- Use a fondant roller to add large fabric lines to the blue panels.
- Roll out blue fondant and cut out the penguin pattern shape.
- Fold the pattern over at a diagonal to create the penguin fold.
- Apply the penguin fold to the edge of the blue panel.
- Add fabric texture with sculpting tools.
- Repeat the process on the other side of the blue fondant.
- Create the top of the barbie by wrapping a rectangle of blue fondant around the top of the doll.
- Cut away the extra fondant at the bottom.
- Wrap both arms with long rectangles of blue fondant.
- Cover the front of the dolls bust area with a trapezoid of fondant that is one shade lighter than the blue panels.
- Use soft sculpting tools to add detail to the bust area.
- Add trim to the top with a lighter shade of fondant.
- Use soft sculpting tools to add detail to the trim.
- Add a trim of light blue fondant to create a square neckline.
- Create bell sleeves using light blue fondant.
- Add texture to waist using soft sculpting tools.
- Create Fondant flowers using an impression mold.
- Place a fondant bow at the front of her waist by using two triangles and a fondant rose.
- Use blue luster dust and vodka to add some shine to the gown.
- Add white luster dust to the penguin pattern to add depth to the dress.
- Add fondant flowers to the middle of the top.
- Use grey buttercream in a piping bag with a Wilton 10 tip to add a border to the blue panels.
- Add a smaller border sing a Wilton 5 round tip.
- Add gold luster dust to the roses as well as the bottom of the white trapezoid panels.
- Add three pink flowers to the doll's hair.
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