I made this in october for my grandaughter's 3rd b-day. It was my first appempt at a doll cake and I was pleased with the final result. I used a real Barbie rather than the doll pic that came with the pan. I used a 10" round 3" high for the base. I made a hole thru the dress cake (and filled it with icing) to accommodate the doll and had to backfill with icing to form a midriff because the doll was pretty tall. But it was pretty easy and Maddy's reaction to it made it worth the work.