Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Barbie cake: Fashion Meets Food.

The ultimate Fashion icon, She's chic, classy and never goes out of style. She likes to party, she like's to have fun, she can be adventurous, she can be a diva or a fairy.
She is Barbie.

When I was young, a trip to the toy store wouldn't be complete without two items: A.) A kitchen play set (whether its a stove or a fridge or a pan)

These are Two things im very passionate about; Food and Fashion. Around 12 years ago I would hunt for unused clothes, socks or any fabrics that has nice prints or laces, then i will get my Mom's needle and thread, cut the fabric fit it in barbie and sew it :) My mom was so proud that i can sew barbie dresses and gowns (because my mom's not into it hahaha) I made hair extension or highlights for barbie too!

Anyways, lets go back to the barbie cake. Last saturday July 11 around 10 p.m. i was surfing youtube and was looking for "piping/decorations tips" and then i came across the barbie cake, It's becoming very popular now a days. Before a typical birthday cake is just an 8'' round cake with happy birthday prints and candles, but now it evolves to barbies, mermaids or transformers.

Going back to youtube. I watched a how to video for barbie cakes. I was watching it ten times and it looks very easy, I'm very amazed. Since i had always loved designing barbie dresses this cake is so for me! :) I was excited to make my own Barbie cake.

Sunday Morning I went out to buy baking stuffs and i started to bake around 1 pm and finished baking around 6 pm because i can only fit one round pan in the center rack and it takes an hour for each pan to be baked. so thats 2 hours prep and 3 hours baking (1 hour for each pan).

I used pound cake and boiled icing, and well it turned out sweet. so next time I will be adjusting the sugar from the pound cake or maybe i will choose other frosting besides boiled icing.

What I learned is: use 3 8'' round pans, and a Big pyrex glass bowl (the microwaveable safe ones)
I only used 2 8'inch round pans (which is wrong! hahaha the dress falls short in the waist)so i had to do some "magic"
Other tip use the big pyrex glass bowl, What I did was used the smaller pyrex glass bowl. hahaha which is wrong again since there will be a gap from the next layer of cake.

It was a bit challenging :) but fun! To all those who haven't tried making a barbie cake, i suggest you do. This is the link where i learned to make barbie cake .

I'm Baked!

P.s. heres the picture of my barbie cake,
Theme: Barbie's wedding (but Ken had cold feet he didn't showed up)

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