Tutorial: Cabbage Patch Doll Covered With Mmf

Decorating By anamado Updated 11 Feb 2011 , 7:44pm by tryingcake

anamado Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 7:44pm
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Today I want to share with you a tutorial I made for a vintage 3d Wilton pan (Cabbage Patch Doll) I bought on ebay

This is the pan and the cake


I painted the whole cake with jam to glue the MMF to the cake.


I decided to start with the face, so for that I pressed a piece of stirred fondant (MMF) against the pan. This way I made sure I'd have a perfect face that fited correctly on the cake too. icon_smile.gif


Then I trimmed it a little and put it on the cake's face. The same process was done for the hands.


For the dress I stirred a piece of MMF and glued it, molded it and cut it right on the cake.


Then I added some other things


I painted the mouth, the blush, made some mmf eyes and some other little details.

I made the hair using a round tip with crusting buttercream to make sure it gets crusted after it's done (It's 4 times the weight of fat on icing sugar, some cocoa and little milk)


The final picture is also posted on this wonderful website. You may take a look if you like icon_biggrin.gif

I hope you liked it, and that somehow someone has found it useful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sayhellojana Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 7:54pm
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Really cute cake. If I come across a pan, maybe I'll try it. But the fondant in pan technique would be useful for other pans too icon_smile.gif Thanks

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 7:58pm
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That is so cool!! Thank you for sharing. Now I have a problem.....my three year old was looking at it and oohing and aahhing. That's how she roped me into making her "telephone cake" which was supposed to be for her third birthday in Sept. but didn't get made/served until yesterday at my in-law's house for Thanksgiving dessert!!

Guess it's a good thing you made a tutorial, huh?! lol I know what she's going to start bugging me for for her fourth birthday.

CakesByLJ Posted 28 Nov 2008 , 8:23pm
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Very cute indeed! You did a great job, and now we are all racing to ebay to see what great pans we can find.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

sarahpierce Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 1:39pm
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Awesome idea for the fondant molding! Thank you! Also, your cake looks great. I still have my original cabbage patch kid. Are they really vintage now? Am I that old?

sarahpierce Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 1:39pm
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Awesome idea for the fondant molding! Thank you! Also, your cake looks great. I still have my original cabbage patch kid. Are they really vintage now? Am I that old?

CakeDiane Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 2:10pm
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Thanks for sharing--love how you molded the face/hands--brilliant!!

kurabiyecim Posted 29 Nov 2008 , 3:32pm
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Thank you for the English version too.icon_smile.gif)

anamado Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 3:00pm
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Thank you all decorators for such warm comments on my post! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

xstitcher Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:34am
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Thanks so much for sharing! You did a fabulous job on the cake itself and the tutorial. I love the step by step pictures! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

JaLa90016 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:43am
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Thanks for sharing your tutorial. You did an awesome job....I just bought my baby girl the Limited Edition Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas..Now, you're gonna have me on ebay, bidding on a pan(LOL)

Again, awesome job, great details.

panchanewjersey Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 4:59am
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Thanks for that tutorial , I haven't seen cabbage patch stuff since I was a little girl. I guess I should make myself one since I never had a doll.

miny Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:16am
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Thanks for the tutorial, now if I only can get one of those pans....... icon_cool.gif Your cake is beautiful!! thumbs_up.gif

bashini Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 12:44pm
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Wow! that is brilliant! and she is gorgeuos. Thank you for taking the time to put the tutorial together. thumbs_up.gif

anamado Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 9:54am
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I am adding in this post another tutorial I made using the same technique. I think I invented it myself (at least I have never seen it anywhere) but quite easy. All you need are 3d or novelty/shaped pans to make it. icon_biggrin.gif
In this case I used a nordicware Santa tin.



This cake is posted here: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1526356

Greetings from Portugal!!!

cylstrial Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 2:10pm
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Wow! Awesome tutorials!!! icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for sharing!!

Uniqueask Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 2:16pm
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Thank You, so very much for the tutorials, you are very thoughtful.

rosiecast Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 2:24pm
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WOw! Great job. I love Cabbage patch dolls and the santa looks so cute.

Sugar plum- that telephone cake is amazing! That was the only gift I REALLY, REALLY wanted for my baby shower. lol I had one just like it when I was little and now is one of DD's favorite toys and she's 2 1/2.

jdconcc Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 2:46pm
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Amazing tutorials, thanks so much. I've always shied away from 3d pans as have had no idea how to get the detail into the icing, I love your method and will have to give it a go. Amazing talent and so generous too, thanks icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 4:08pm
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Really cool!!!

anamado Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 4:14pm
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Thank you all very much!
I like sharing because I have learned all about decorating here! I have never attended any kind of classes (there were none here where I live) so everything came from here!
Thanks to everyone here on CC for sharing all their knowledge!

sweetcakes Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 5:55pm
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great job! i think you might revitalize the use of 3d cake pans now, and i have a friend that looks just like your cabbage patch cake! such a cute cake.

tatorchip Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 6:22pm
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anamado, thank you so much for sharing, I feel like you gave us a Christmas gift, so thank you for the Christmas gift. You did an awesome job, and the tips are so great.

JanH Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 11:42pm
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Have very clever. Thanks so much for sharing. icon_biggrin.gif

joyofcakes Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 12:17am
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THANK You So MUCH!! What 2 great tutorails.Can't wait to try this thumbs_up.gif

leif Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 6:27pm
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The Disney Princess' pans from Wilton must look awesome with this method!!!!! (Ariel, Sleeping beauty, Tinkerbell...) Big faces so smooth with fondant!

Pixibelle123 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:04pm
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Thanks for the tutorial!! Your method is outstanding and your cakes are just awsome! Thanks again for sharing!

anamado Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 4:38pm
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Thanks! Thank you all very much!... icon_redface.gif
All those compliments mean A LOT to me...

tryingcake Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 7:19pm
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I love it!!! I've done similar things - but not this extent. Going onto my list of things to do!!

anamado Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by tryingcake

I love it!!! I've done similar things - but not this extent. Going onto my list of things to do!!

Thanks! icon_smile.gif
If you like tutorials I can give you links to other tutorials/pictorials I made here in CC

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