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« on: January 18, 2009 01:00:43 PM »

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.
the cake!

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...
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 01:09:34 PM »

this is wonderful!

The best part may be the bottle of "bitch" wine right behind her.  Now Barbie!  What kind of example it that!  Think of the children!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 01:39:53 PM »

Awesome job! Fontant can be a bi**h to work work with sometimes.

My first barbie cake came out similar to yours, used a bundt cake pan and had the same height issues as you. I then made a 9" round cake to put under the bundt cake making a hole for her feet. I made wedges out of the hole I cut out to fill in around her hips- all in all the 6 yr old didn't see the flaws and loved her barbie cake just the same.

Keep making them-you will be a pro in no time!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 05:23:20 PM »

Well I totally applaud your creativity! And your friend should love it - it is adorable Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 06:22:03 PM »

I think this is one of the nicest, most thoughtful labours of love I've ever seen. Your friend is extremely lucky to have you around.

As for the ... irregularities ... I think they add intrigue! What could Barbie be hiding under her skirt??? We may never know.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009 11:52:24 AM »

i think you did a great job for your first time working with fondant and making do with the pans you had on hand!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009 11:58:28 AM »

I like Barbie's pink hair. This cake looks delicious no matter what. I don't think its too lumpy, the pretty big bow in the back and polka dots draws your eyes in. Your friend is one lucky gal.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009 12:57:18 PM »

Oh my gosh! My grandmother made one of those for my birthday when I was 3 or 4. There is a photo around here somewhere...
But I like her dress, it looks yummy.
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