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How to Make a Barbie Cake: A Birthday Delight

Posted By Jen On July 21, 2009 @ 4:00 am In Desserts | 36 Comments

We have just finished three birthdays in 31 days.
Yes, somehow three of our five children gravitated their arrival to the same time of year.
I love sharing special birthday traditions, but I must confess, creating masterful birthday cakes has never been my forte. I dream of putting my designer touch on something, but so far that dream has not become a reality.

This year, I am finally going to take that cake decorating class I “think” will launch me to “Domestic Goddess” status.
I realize that all cakes do not require a master baker’s touch. One of my finest birthday creations was done in five minutes. I took two dozen Krispy Kreme round donut [5]s, created a circular tower stuffed with candy, and then frosted it. I then lined up an assortment of toppings for the boys’ sprinkling delight.
They reminisce about it to this day. :)

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I still dream about the Barbie cake that I “made” for my daughter’s birthday. It doesn’t matter that my niece made it for her sister this week or that I loved looking at it for days. Let’s just pretend that I created it and call it a night. :)

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use a box cake mix, a round glass batter bowl to bake the dress (to make it even easier), and any old Barbie lying around. They do sell 1/2 Barbie’s at Michaels, but you can use a regular Barbie as well. This was my niece’s and it turned out beautifully.

My friend, Toni – the Happy Housewife, did a video tutorial that shows you exactly how to make it.  [8]She did a fabulous job, so why should I reinvent the wheel? She demonstrates perfectly how even a non baker can amaze friends and family. :) Make sure and check it out!

It’s really quite easy.

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