Your little girl has a birthday coming up and you’re faced with the dilemma of providing an extraordinary cake with little money. Don’t worry! You can make a really elaborate cake for a little girl who loves dolls even if you’ve never really made specialty cakes. A doll cake is one that features a real doll with a cake around her that looks like a ball gown. It’s absolutely gorgeous and delicious at the same time!
You’ll find the naked dolls at your local craft store and they’re perfect for creating the cake which will impress all the girls at the birthday party. They’re not expensive and are available in various heights and types. You won’t need any clothes for the doll; the frosting on the cake will provide her the outfit.
Use two different size bundt pans to make the doll’s gown. You can also use two bowl-shaped pans, each a different size, but the unique grooves of the bundt pan create a nice look for the dress. Bake any type of cake mix you want in the two bundt pans then allow them to cool completely.
In the center of each cake use a sharp knife to cut a hole that goes from the top of the cake to the bottom. For the smallest cake, the hole should go all the way through, but with the largest cake, make the hole deep enough to accommodate the rest of the doll. Scoop out the cake from the center by using a fork or other implement.
Set the large cake on a plate and frost the top of it. Don’t cover the hole or frost inside it. Now position the second cake on top of the first one so that the holes align. Set the doll inside the cakes so that she’s up to her waist.
Frost the cake then use frosting to make a cover for the top of the doll. A plastic spoon makes it easy to spready the frosting across the bosom of the doll and down to the waistline. It’s up to you if you want to add any frosting to the back of the doll. She doesn’t need sleeves or straps; she simply needs to have a frosting cover for her chest.
Use things like small candies, sugar sprinkles, purchased cake decorations and similar things to create the embellishments for the gown. Create a look by using those things to make bows, glitter, beads and ribbons. When the birthday party is over the doll can be retrieved and rinsed off to keep. The finished doll cake will be one your daughter will never forget!