Doll Cake

Decorating By marley26 Updated 27 Sep 2013 , 8:01pm by MIRamos

marley26 Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:08pm
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Hi I want to make a doll cake for my mum for her birthday as she loves royal doulton china dolls. I am going to attempt to make her favourite doll, I am also making the doll myself. I want it to look like a china doll and was wondering if this is possible, I thought maybe I could paint it all with confectioners glaze bt not sure if this is viable. Or maybe there is another way it could be done. Also I have never made a doll cake before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanksicon_biggrin.gif

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Louisekate1975 Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 9:22pm
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APastiage dries really white and hard so maybe model with this, instead of confectioners glaze you can also get a glaze spray which will give you a finer thiner glaze.

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marley26 Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 9:08am
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Lovely thanks will give that a try

MIRamos Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 12:50pm
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Aexcuse me but what is pastiage?[/B

Godot Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 3:30pm
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MIRamos Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:19pm
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AIs it the same as gumpaste? I'm new at all this.

marley26 Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 6:38am
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AHi I am pretty new to all this too but from what I have learnt pastillage is a sugar dough you make yourself from gelatin icing sugar and water but apparently it sets very hard

MIRamos Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 3:38pm
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AThank you, marley26

Lynne3 Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 4:15pm
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Pastillage dries very hard.  But the down side to using it, is that it also dries very quickly.  Because of that, I do not use it for figurine faces.

Your other edible options are rolled fondant (sugar paste), or gum paste (flower paste) , or modeling chocolate.


If you can use non edible then go with polymer clay.  It stays pliable until you bake it.


Choose your sculpting medium based on your skill level. Fondant and gum paste harden much quicker then modeling chocolate.  your Facial features and expressions may take longer then those products allow. 

MIRamos Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 8:14pm
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AMarley how did ur cake come out.

marley26 Posted 27 Sep 2013 , 9:20am
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Hi it didn't go too badly I didn't take into consideration when making the doll about the way the arms were going to sit as I made the body and head out of flower paste first and then attached the arms after making the dress/cake so one of the arms sat a little wonky but it wasn't too bad and my Mum love it so that was the main thing . I have posted a pic on here of it but I don't know how to give you a link and I don't know how to to go into other peoples photos, but if you know then have a look if you an find it. Thanks for asking x 

MIRamos Posted 27 Sep 2013 , 8:01pm
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