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For my baby girl's 5th birthday, she wanted a Hula Barbie cake. Tools needed: 10" cake pan, large mixing bowl, Wilton's white fondant, flower cookie cutter, sharp knife, cake mix, wax paper, wilton decorating tip # 233 & # 3, icing decorating bags, a barbie doll, plastic wrap, gel food coloring, small dowels, wilton's buttercream icing, rolling pin.

Step 1: Bake Cakes, Ice & Cover W/ Fondant

First I baked a 10" round (the base) box cake ( I think Duncan Hines Chocolate) and also baked a yellow box cake mix in a large mixing bowl for the "skirt"..iced both with buttercream, then rolled out fondant green & blue, green for skirt & blue for base.

Step 2: Stack Cakes, Insert Barbie

Set the "skirt" on the base, if I did this again I would probably put some dowels in for support. Wrap the barbies legs in saran wrap & I also put her hair in a pony tail so it would not touch the cake. Gently push her legs down into the cake.

Step 3:

using tip # 233 tint some buttercream icing & make the "grass" on the skirt.

Step 4:

finish by rolling out some pink, yellow, blue fondant super thin & cut out flowers. Placing the flowers around the bottom of the skirt, then I cut out a "banner" in pink fondant & used the #3 tip with yellow buttercream to write her name/age.
<p>I really like the effect you achieved, getting the green icing to look like a hula skirt.</p><p>Have you made any cool cakes recently?</p>
<p>was this alot of work</p>
Very cheerful luau cake.<br /> I'm so glad you mentioned wrapping the doll's legs before inserting her in the cake...<br /> <br /> The first time I made one I didn't know to do that. The cake tasted like plastic doll !<br />

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