Marie Antoinette Doll Cake

"This Barbie cake is dressed in the absolute height of Versailles fashion. Cake guillotine not included."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
1 cake


  • 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
  • vodka


  • 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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