Barbie Cake


Wilton Wonder Mold pan*

8” round pan

12” – 14” round cake board

2 cake mixes (I have found that chocolate and yellow cakes work better then white cakes.)

Cake leveler*

Cake Corer Tube*


Buttercream icing

Cake Icer Tip #789*

1.      Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour one 8” round cake pan and one Wonder Mold cake pan. Prepare batter according to package directions. Fill each pan 2/3 to 3/4  full.  I usually have enough batter left to make 4 cupcakes that I use for the Happy Birthday message. Bake smaller cake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Bake the Wonder Mold cake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. It can take up to an hour or more to bake.

2.      Wrap Barbie’s body, from toes to bust, in plastic wrap and secure her hair up so that it is out of the way while you decorate. (I go all the way to the bust so that there is less icing to get off Barbie afterwards.)

3.      Level both cakes. I use the cake leveler from Wilton on the round cake. Before I remove the cake from the Wonder Mold, I use dental floss to level this cake.

4.      Ice top of 8” round cake and place the Wonder Mold cake on top. At this point I use the Cake Corer Tube to cut a hole down the center of the cake.

5.      Insert Barbie into the cake and raise her arms up out of the way while you ice and decorate the skirt.

6.      Ice the skirt (and bodice if desired). You will need to build up the icing at the waistline for a natural look. I use the Cake Icer Tip. If I am going to use stars to cover the skirt than I put a thinner layer of icing on than if I am going to just add details to the skirt.

7.      Decorate the dress skirt as desired and lower Barbie’s arms and decorate the bodice.

8.      When decorating is complete, let Barbie’s hair down.

 *These are all Wilton products.

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