I decided to make a cake for my friends birthday, so i think BARBIE. why not. i even found one with pink hair! but then I gave it a terrible hair cut in an attempt at something.... stylish... oh nevermind.
doesn't she look happy? and lumpy... and oddly wide in the middle... and... a little off. so yah she's a little funny looking.
My friend requested carrot cake, and as i had never made such a thing from scratch, I eagerly took on the challenge. Now i realize there are cake molds out there for such a purpose, and there are also dolls specially made without silly legs to get in the way. I, however, decided my friend needed a REAL barbie, with real legs, and i was determined to use the many pans I had at home.
This poor girl's dress was made out of a chrysanthemum bundt pan, with a soccer ball pan supplying the additional 3 inches she needed to get the damn thing past her thighs. i tried to cut it, shape it, fill in gaps. then i thought the fondant would smooth over the holes. no, it did not.
she still looks nice though! and with the amount of oil and sugar in the cake, it should be rather tasty regardless.
here's a close up on the bow.
i colored the fondant myself, which was surprisingly easy. I haven't tried too much with it yet, but so far my experiences have been positive. i even made a little flower for her! its awkwardly placed on her chest to cover some odd green bits she came with. still, great fun. much less gory than my last work with fondant...