Your Advice Please

Decorating By idali Updated 13 Jun 2008 , 8:30pm by twindees

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idali Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 6:02pm
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I have an an order for a doll cake for twins so I need to make 2 doll cakes. I have never made them before and am completely baffled on how to start. Do you think you could give me some advice on how to drape the fondont on the cake. For example, should I roll the fondant into a large circle and then just lay over the cake and then trim the bottom? Does the doll have to be inserted before I lay the fondant on the skirt part of the cake? How would I form the top of the dress? I have so many questions, but any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,

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bashini Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:23pm
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Hi there, I have done the doll cake many times, but all in buttercream. I have a bowl, which I use only for this.

I think its better if you dress the top first with fondant and then insert the doll. But first you should cover the cake with fondant and cut the edges off. I would keep the skirt with pleets like int this photo.

And here is a link from forum on different ways to insert the barbie.

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twindees Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 8:30pm
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I totally agree with bashini. Dress the top of the doll first. I have also done the doll cake (Picture in my photos) but also in Buttercream. Roll fondant out in circle drape over first and add doll. The doll cake always turns out so pretty. Good Luck. don't forget to post your pictures.

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