Thursday, June 9, 2011
So there's the finished product! Yesterday I showed you how to make the veil out of ribbon. And here's how I made the cake.
I rolled out some white fondant and started cutting out decorations for the dress
Then I put a crumb-coating layer of frosting on the cake.
I tried to find some free patterns for Barbie dolls on line so I could pattern the top of the dress easily but I couldn't find anything I liked for free :( so I just winged it and cut the bodice (freehand) for the dress out of the fondant and decorated it with white pearl sprinkles. I wanted it to all be edible (except the doll and the veil--and the stems of the flowers.
I made a little bouquet using blue fondant and some green floral tape. I hot glued the bouquet to her hand.
While I was working on her, I stuck her in some floral foam for easy adjusting.
Then I rolled out a larger sheet of white fondant and slipped it over the crumb-coating of frosting and started decorating.
I stuck the decorations on using left over frosting for the glue and a long bamboo skewer as a paint brush. Then I randomly placed the decorations on the dress.
I trimmed the excess, leaving a train for the back.
Connecting her body with her dress was the fun part.
I wanted to decorate the stand with pretty paper.
The hard part was transferring her to the stand. I had to call in the reserves: my daughter and my husband.
Here's a view from the back
I placed some white frosting roses around the base for extra decorations and I was finished.
I had a lot of fun making this cake for a co-worker's wedding shower. And I hope she likes banana - because it's a banana cake :)