Question On Barbie Cake Please!

Decorating By Cakeonista Updated 26 Apr 2016 , 6:25am by Rachieroo_Mum_of_Two

Cakeonista Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:10pm
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hi everyone,
will be making a barbie cake and have a few questions...........i read the forums here but not quite sure yet. if i didn't purchase the wonder mold what size cakes could i use and carve? is the actual barbie doll standing up inside the cake like a dowel? lol so can i make the dress (cake) part a little taller or does it have to be poportioned to her height? and how many people does a regular barbie cake feed? would i price this like a regulare buttercream cake? sorry, these questions seem dumb but......... the cake itself doesn't seem difficult just not sure about the dolls body.

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7yyrt Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 5:13pm
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The saran-wrapped Barbie is usually in a hole like a dowel. (That way the child can play with her later.)
She looks better if you put an extra cake round under the wonder mold.
Be sure to add the price of the doll to your price.

forthwife Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 11:15pm
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I use my Kitchenaid mixer bowl. I've used the 6, 5 and 4 quart bowls (depending which family member I'm visiting when making the cake). With the KA bowls, Barbie's legs are a bit too long (just the tips of her feet stick out the bottom), so I add a single 2" round layer at the base (Or, I rip her legs off!). I LOVE the perfect ballgown shape the bowl provides, it's MUCH better than the wondermold. However, it takes FOREVER to bake (must be done at 325 degrees). I'd guess 20ish servings of cake with a KA bowl. I also always do my doll cakes in fondant, is SOOO nice to work with and looks very professional. Good luck!

Wesha Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 1:01am
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How much do you guys usually charge to make a doll cake? I had a customer to request one?



kakeladi Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 1:47am
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If you use 2 mixes (usual amount of batter to be tall enough( than charge in the neighborhood of $40-50. As I remember the BakeryCrafts kit charges $39.95 for the finished cake.

Wesha Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 2:50am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

If you use 2 mixes (usual amount of batter to be tall enough( than charge in the neighborhood of $40-50. As I remember the BakeryCrafts kit charges $39.95 for the finished cake.

Thanks Kakeladi,

I told her 40.00 for a regular size and 20 for a mini. She told me that she was going to try it out for herself and if she fails, she will call me by the weekend. I know that I will not be waiting for her to call.

Evone Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 1:59am
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There is a lot of work put into these cakes and I would think the price should differ if you use fondant or butter cream.  Fondant is expensive but butter cream is time consuming.  I would say the price is pretty comparable. 

Creativeconfectioner Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 2:50am
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I did this one using 3 10" cakes and a small aluminum bowl.....filled then stacked then carved....doll saran wrapped and stuck in......I believe the cake cost must also consider the level of decoration as well


Creativeconfectioner Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 2:52am
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sorry tried for 2 pics but would not work :(


kakeladi Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 3:00am
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Since this thread is like 6-7 years old the pricing would be very different now.  

That's a very pretty. well done one creativeconfectioneer but it is very, very big!  I'm sure you charged much more than $40 :)  At least you should have.

lbethk97 Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 4:16am
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I use a pampered chef batter bowl. Perfect dress shape. I add an 8" round on bottom to make it tall enough for barbie. I remove a center core to put her in. I prefer to decorate with buttercream. 900_question-on-barbie-cake-p_692987571eeb9390436.png

Rachieroo_Mum_of_Two Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 6:25am
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I've not used it yet but I purchased the amazing IPOH Bakery Barbie cake tutorial. Its awesome, a real different take on a barbie cake and easier to add to a sheet cake to make sizing the cake easier

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