I have been scouring the galleries, trying to come up with ideas for my niece's bday cake in a couple weeks. My SIL wants me to incorporate a beach Barbie. At first I was thinking of making Barbie into a hula girl with the wondermold. Other ideas I had included making sand and water and having Barbie on the beach with a little paper umbrella and fish/octopus in the water, making a large beach ball and sandcastle, making a kiddie pool with MMF kids in it and having Barbie "supervising" from a nearby lawn chair, making a boat and putting Barbie on it, and making a large pool/ocean and having Barbie be the lifeguard.
I also fell in love with this cake, but don't know how to incorporate Barbie without having it look funny. (since she's so long and leggy! )
Anyway, I tried searching for "lifeguard" in the gallery and didn't find anything...how would you do it? None of the ideas are really jumping out at me...which do you think sounds cute for a 3 year old girl?
Thanks for the link...I actually have that one in my faves too!
My question is, though, would Barbie would strange/ginormous (I think I made that word up ) next to the pool?
i think you could do something like that link above and put barbie on the side tanning or something and make the kids smaller i guess and maybe have a little fondant dog
Why dont you use a cupcake sliced in half and a whole cut out of the center and make Barbie wearing a life preserver? And then you can do the pool and the ground up nilla wafers for the sand and the drink umbrellas for the umbrella. Gummy fish for the water and fruit roll-ups for the towels? I would even dap some RI on her nose to make it look like sunscreen!! Or if you really want to get creative you can make a gumpaste lifeguard tower and have her sitting in it with the preserver as an accessory!
::chuckle:: Yes - she would look ginormous.
However, if you make the other pool party attendees mostly submerged like in that photo, you could make the body parts above the water (head for example) closer to Barbie's size.
Thanks, there are some good ideas here. Anyone else want to help?
Thanks, Zahrah - that's my cake you posted the link to! Woohoo! I feel famous (sorry, I've only been doing this for a year or so - first time anyone's mentioned one of my cakes!!)! I also have the other pool cake in my favorites (by twins5485 - just posted by becky). I agree that that one would work well for Barbie, since she's so big. Maybe you could just use little "Barbies" (from the dollar store, or it could get expensive!) and put them in the pool. It might look a bit odd with fondant kids and a Barbie lifeguard. It sounds kind of morbid, but you could pull heads off bodies and just have heads floating in the water - same thing with arms or legs (like having a little one doing a handstand in the pool). Would that scare the kids at the party?!
no....this isn't my cake. (lol)
Do you think it would be better to go with a sheet cake if you're wanting to do a full size Barbie? This would help with the size issue.
These cakes are all so creative. Someone please give me a reason to make a pool cake! Hhmmm?
Yeah, I could do a sheet cake. All I have right now is a 9x13, though. I'm just starting out, so I don't have many pans yet.
you can make a few 9x13's and set them side by side to have a larger sheet cake.
Yeah, I could do that too. I just wish Barbie wasn't so stinkin' big...it would be nice to be able to do a cute, compact cake. If she wasn't so BIG I could do just an 8x4 or 8x6 inch round!