Saturday, 3 September 2011

Barbie Cake Part 2 - Rice Krispies!

Welcome to part 2 of my Barbie Cake Project! It's been a few days, because I've been so busy decorating that I really didn't have any energy left to post. Today, I'll be showing you how I made Barbie's dress. It is really not complicated at all. But first, just a reminder. I am one week in to my two week giveaway! You should check it out here. All you need to do is become a follower, and up for grabs is this cute skittles picture frame idea I came up with:

On to the Barbie cake. So, as I was saying last time, this is my second Barbie Cake. Last time, it was a bride, but this time is a princess. So I actually have the cake pan for the dress mold, which looks like this:

You'll have to excuse the cake mess in the background, but whenever I make a cake it's like a tornado hits. I should have a post just about the mess it makes!!! Ok maybe not, but I'll be for sure showing you the messy pics. It's too ridiculous not to.

This is a Wilton pan. Wilton makes all the good stuff, and has all the good recipes....don't ya think? Anyway, last time, I tried to make an actual cake in this pan, following all the directions, only to have the cake rip in half as I was carefully taking it out of the mold. My cake was too delicate. After wiping of the tears, I realized that this was one of those cases, just like you see on Ace of Cakes, that it's not worth using cake, and rice krispie treats are a much better way to go. Anyway, who doesn't like rice krispie treats? And since it all goes on a cake base anyway, you end up with two desserts in one! 

If you want the official Kellogg's recipe, you can get it here
Ok, so there is no genious work in making rice krispie treats (I keep wanting to say squares, but this is not a square at all!) I melted up my marshmallows in the microwave with some butter.

Once they were melty, I added in some pink food colouring just for fun. Then I used a huge bowl to mix in the rice krispies. 

I buttered my pan, lined it with plastic wrap, and then buttered the plastic wrap too. I then dumped the mix into the pan, and with buttered hands (ok, so just deal with it, it's not that bad), I patted it down hard. 

With a little cleverness, I made just enough to get myself an 8 x 8 pan filled with extras, most of which was gone by the time I dropped off the cake last night. I actually just had some more for breakfast... mmmm... Isn't it weird how the lighting of these two pics makes such a difference in the colour?

Ok people... I wasn't going to do this. But I just can't wait to show you what the barbie part of this cake ended up looking like. Since I ended up with two cakes, I think I can justify doing this.. Here it is... one of two big reveals!!!! 

The best part of this cake was, aside from my friend's reaction, that three people stopped me (actually one couple stopped their car in the middle of the street to ask) where I got the cake and they freaked out when they found out I made it. It's a great feeling, and makes it all worth the effort.... 

That's all for today folks.. Oh. Did you notice more of my cake-making-mess? I told you... It's impossible to avoid. 

Have a great day, and to my Canadian readers, enjoy this Labour Day Weekend!


  1. Love the pink and purple combo - another great job!

  2. This cake is to gorgeous to eat! Really beautiful!

  3. This is great! I (Heather) was going to make the dress out of cake, but was wondering about it falling apart on me. This is how I am going to make it for my nieces birthday! I watch Cake Boss all the time, sometimes my brain needs a little push. Thank goodness Rose found this! (we pinned this to Pinterest)
    I love how yours turned out, We would love to have you over at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there!

    Your new Followers,

    Heather & Rose

  4. Hi Kim,
    What a great cake! You really did an outstanding job, it looks precious. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. love this and not for sure in our family who would like it more our 20 year old daughter who loves barbies or our 3 year old come see me at

  6. This is great! You did a good job!!! I always wanted a doll cake when I was little.

  7. That came out great! I feel like one day I will have to make one of these as I have 3 girls. Like the rice krispie treat touch. I am a new follower from Lamb Around. Vicky from Mess For Less