Originally Posted by llj68
OR--skip the doll pick and go and buy a Bride Barbie doll. Then you get the doll, the veil and the flowers (I believe she has a ring on, too!).
I exclusively use dolls for my doll cakes and not the pick. Of course, I'm usually making them for little girls and I can't imagine how dissappointed they would be if you pull out HALF a Barbie doll!! lol!!
Then only realy "trick" to using a whole doll instead of a pick is to wrap her bottom half in plastic wrap and then stick her in the cake only to about mid-hip level. If you put her in further, when you start decorating, he waist will dissappear under the icing and she will look very short waisted. (I learned this the hard way!) Also, if you try and stick her in all the way to the waist, her hips will crack the cake. Apparently when they re-did Barbie to give her a more "normal" appearance, they made her butt bigger! lol!!
haha, well Lisa, I use an empty paper towel roll that I cover with Saran Wrap and I stick her inside that, up to the hips or so. Never had a cake crack and it makes it easy to remove to and secure. First you use a paper towel roll, covered on the outside, to core the cake, then a fresh one, covere again on the outside to house Barbie. That way the actual paper towel roll never touches the cake that will be eaten. Anyway, you are right, she used to fit a lot easier in it, but still can be fit and it works really well.
I am not a fan of doll picks either.