Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lavender Buttercream Doll Cake!

 I was excited to get back to good old fashioned buttercream for this cake. 
The inside of the cake is dyed different shades of pink and purple. 
Ruffles and dress are buttercream.  Flowers are royal icing. 
Bodice is fondant.

Happy Birthday Jessica!

16 comments:

  1. Hola.

    La muñeca está preciosa. Yo adoro hacer muñecas también, son una obra de arte. Felicitaciones.

    Un besito

    Wyny
    http://corazonyazucar.blogspot.com/

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  2. Lovely! Any little girls dream cake!

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  3. So very pretty, and what lovely smooth buttercream! Are the flowers buttercream too, or are they your "famous" RI roses? IKWYM, I have a Belle Doll Cake order coming up that I'm excited about.

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  4. My mom used to make me a barbie cake for most of my birthdays. I've got fond memories with those.

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  5. What a beautiful shade of purple! And your icing is SO soft and smooth!

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  6. Loren, this is just beautiful! I love the colors and the dress details are stunning!! Fabulous! Doll/dress cakes must be on people's minds lately - I just did one for a bridal shower today (of course, I had to chop off the doll's head and arms, which made my two boys laugh)!
    Your cake is amazing!!

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  7. Ahhh!! Loren!! I LOVE THIS!! I almost cried when I saw this post!! My grandma that passed away a few years ago used to make these for the girls in our family, not for any special occasion, just because. And I was able to get the last one she ever made...it was a pink dress and she used the top of a yogurt container, frosted/decorated it and then attached it to the barbies head so she had a matching hat! I WISH so bad I had a picture, but your picture brought back great memories!!
    ~Ka'ala

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  8. So pretty! I love the ruffles and roses!

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  9. I always wanted one of these! Am I too old? Gorgeous!

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  10. did you say amateur baker?... what you're doing is very nice.

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  11. Wow! So impressive! Is the base real cake including the doll's skirt?

    Would you consider making a tutorial on how to make this. I'm sure a lot of people would benefit and be happy to learn, including me. Thank you.

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  12. Thanks Ela! The pink base is a 10" round cake, iced smooth in buttercream. The dress is first iced with lavender buttercream and then I used the "Viva Paper Towel" Method to get it smooth and flawless. Then I used a Wilton tip #104 to make the layers of ruffles, starting from the bottom and moving up. You'll find a tutorial on how to make my royal icing ribbon roses here on my blog. The leaves are a tip #352. It's really not that difficult...anyone could do it! Good luck! :o)

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  13. Thanks, Loren! Follow-up questions, what pan did you use to bake the skirt and what kind of cake did you use? Is that the buttercream recipe of Wilton? Thank you.

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  14. Hi Ela! I used a Wilton Wondermold pan for the skirt and Sharon Zambito's buttercream recipe. Please email me at thebakingsheet@aol.com if you have any other questions! :o)

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