Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fake Barbies Gone Wild


Oh, I've been wanting to share this cake with you for a long time.
My friend Janine baked and decorated it for her daughter's last birthday, and I'm more than a bit obsessed with it. It's the classic Fake Barbie cake, but homemade, and decorated to the hilt (just the way I adore-adore-adore). To make it, a cake was baked in three or four layers in cake pans and then more was mixed and baked in a regular metal bowl, that shared the same diameter as the pans. Then the cakes were stacked and filled, before a small hole was dig out of the middle for the little lady's legs. A bit of frosting and decoration later, and you have this masterminded feat. I am dying to make one with a fake Ken doll with frosting pasties over his ya yas. Of course, all identities and locations had to be blurred out of this photo, to protect the innocent.

xo
kittee

17 comments:

  1. I had multiple homemade fake Barbie cakes for my childhood birthdays. How cool! Mine were always half a doll, though; there were special cake Barbies whose bodies stopped after the waist and just had a dowel-type thing to insert into the cake.

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  2. I love Barbie cakes! But I think the Ken doll cake is perfect! You must make one and post it for us all to ooh and aah over.

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  3. I was going to say that I can't wait to make Reno one of these cakes when she is older but then thought "Screw that!! I want one for my birthday!"

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  4. If you still need more testers, might I just say: ME ME ME OH ME MEEEE!?!

    Email: kelimaye (at) yahoo (dot) com

    I love vegan cooking and I love N'Orleans cooking!

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  5. Once upon a time I worked as a birthday party girl at a Children's Museum. These Barbie cakes were always so creepily fun...but really hard to cut and serve in any kind of order!

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  6. I'm trying to think of all the fun things I could do with this idea...I really like the idea of a Ken/drag queen type deal.

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  7. That is absolutely frickin' amazing! My daughter might well pass out if I rolled this into the room at her next birthday party!!!

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  8. I had one of those for my 5th birthday. i also had the chicken pox. How delightful yet unfortunate.

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  9. That is amazing. I want one with a Madonna-essque gumgrop bra.

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  10. It's beautiful! A Ken doll with frosting pasties over his ya yas? I'll pay good money to see that one!

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  11. I have always loved these cakes for their fun-ness. A Ken one would rock!

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  12. I've seen these in store cake showcases, but never actually had one. How cool! The Ken doll idea is killer. Make sure you post that one.

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  13. I want to see those red gumdrops as her tatas! This is awesome.

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  14. Gosh,

    this is hillarious :-) what a cute vegan Barbie .... I have been vegan for 2 years and I know sometimes I would kill for a rich creamy chocolate cake with whipped cream :-) that is probably why my will broke along the way :-( now after two years of crap diet, I am re-living my vegan journey again with my 21-day vegan challenge, as from what I was told, it takes three weeks to change one´s habits....

    Will come back for inspirations..

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  15. the fake barbies gone wild are my favorite. I love try baking them and decorating as like you, candies and cherries. Kids love them too. these make good edible Christmas decoration as well. thank you for shearing your post.

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