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.