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 donuts, 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. 🙂

barbie cake
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. 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.