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 :)


David Batista said...

Wow, now that's a pretty cake! You're so talented, Kim, it's INSANE! :)

Diane J. said...

Beautiful! You are so creative!

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks! David and Diane - it was so fun and really anyone could do it. It just takes a little time. Now, I hope it tastes good...fingers crossed.

Adrienne said...

I love it! How creative. Your co-worker is very lucky.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Great work!