Juliana’s 7th Birthday marked the very first ‘girlie’ cake that I have done. Juliana wanted Barbie for her birthday so her Mom gave Pinterest a browse and sent me some pictures of cakes that she liked for her big day.
She picked out a princess Barbie to be my muse and her birthday cake was created!
The base cake was devils food with buttercream filling. The skirt of the dress hides a pile of red velvet cake sandwiched with cream cheese icing. The top layers are wrapped in fondant to make the skirt and the flower decorations simple gum paste. Juliana’s Mom joked that this was the most amount of pink & purple I have had in the house in, well, probably ever….she was not wrong at all :)
No Barbies were harmed in the making of this cake, actually the Princess inside was still a very viable toy once she had been surgically removed from her red velvet cake/cream cheese icing case.
Wish I could say I was as happy with the photographs as I was with the way the cake turned out…someday I will learn that it is worth the extra 10 minutes to set the lights up when taking pictures at night or, ya know, in my kitchen at any time of day.
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