Okay, first off, THANK YOU ALL!! I received soo many wonderful comments on this cake and to be honest...I am very, very proud of it!
This cake is made of six 8" rounds. There are three different flavors, chocolate, yellow, and cinnamon swirl with buttercream icing. I stacked five layers and them cut them down the middle so I could carve out some cake in order for it to hold the doll (I was afraid of popping her head off and just using it because she is a "Babbling Boo" talking doll and it was also part of the little girl's birthday gift). I used three dowel rods behind her head to help support the top layer, her "hood". I had to "build" a wall of icing to connect layers 5 and 6 together behind her head. The arms are styrofoam cones covered in buttercream (the fondant made them too heavy). I used popsicle sticks to attach the arms. Her feet are made of cake and icing. Her eyes are also styrofoam covered in icing and attached with popsicle sticks (I wish I had something longer to attach them ). Her teeth are madde of MMF fondant (first time making this). I also added her scales to the back of the costume using buttercream icing. It was a lot of work but well worth the look in her eyes when she saw it !
I got this idea from the Wilton website, someone there had made it before. She had used 6" and just the doll head, so I had to accomodate for the whole doll.
Sorry it is so long!
W O W ! !
so well done and simply adorable
I commented on the gallery ... but just had to say it again .. I love ..love...love...love this one !!
You did an excellent job on this cake!
arent you the cleaver one........ did you see these instructions somewhere or did you engineer it all ? I am still just amazed!
I had actually seen this cake on the Wilton website and when asked the creator had stated that she used four 6" rounds total and just the doll head.
I had a whole doll to incorporate so I bumped up the size and made as many layers as it would take to achieve the look that I wanted. I would have to say that the hardest part was building the "wall of icing" behind her head. I had to pipe in a layer, wait for it to crust before I could pipe in another, etc, until the fith layer touched the "hood" of her costume. I have hot hands and I guess that is why it ha different shades of purple oon the wall of icing.
So I guess I did come up with most of it on my own. It took about three evenings of baking (I only have one 8" round pan ) and then about 10 hours of decorating and engineering. But I was so happy with it and so was the little girl! It was her 3rd birthday.
This is such a realistic cake...she is so adorable.
You have every right to be so proud
Forgot to tell you that all your cakes are amazing.
That is just incredible! Great job!!
Thank you Stephanie, I really appreciate that!
Thanks to everyone!!