Okay folks. I've got three cakes to get through and I'm still plagued with morning sickness to the extent that I don't even want to think about cake. However, I know some of you are waiting, so I will do my best to satisfy, though it may be brief. :-) I'll start with the barbie cake.
I started by baking 2 ten inch layers and one six inch. I assembled them with frosting.
After assembling them I carved them into the shape of the skirt.
Next I frosted and smoothed the skirt.
From here it was just a matter of assembling and decorating. I added a fondant ruffle to the bottom to serve as her petticoat.
Then I cut a circle of fondant out for the skirt and placed it over, trimming the bottom to how I wanted it.
I made a fondant top for Barbie before placing her in the cake...
And in she goes...
I covered up her waist with more white fondant and started decorating...I added sleeves, buttercream dots, candy balls, etc.
And for the finishing touch I dusted her with gold power. It was a bit out of control, but I've never used it before and wasn't sure what to expect... but here she is. There are a few things about her that I think I would do differently. But it works for a small child's b-day party. Sorry so brief, but good grief, I gotta get to bed. I'll add the treasure chest cake and the sand castle wedding cake asap.
I am having a HUGE crisis!! I am pregnant (that's not the crisis) and the problem is that I have severe morning sickness, and even the very thought of cake causes the most heinous nausea! I'm doing a wedding cake next week and can't wait to get it behind me. I've done two small cakes since I last blogged but just haven't the spirit to blog about them yet. Ick!! It's causing major conflict in my life to be so sickened by something that I previously had found so much joy in. What a mess! I even turned down doing a topsy turvy wedding cake in May because I just couldn't face it. :-(
So here's the deal. When I feel up to it (and I will try), I will blog about my barbie and treasure chest birthday cakes. Eventually I'll get to my sand castle wedding cake too. But in the mean time I'm just going to have to sign off for a bit. After all, how can I possibly work when that picture of the big bowl of frosting is making me sick.