Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Barbie Goes to Hollywood Cake



For a friend's daughter who turned 6.  The theme of the cake was, "I can be a Movie Star" and Riley's favorite colors were pink and purple. 


I made the purple, Hollywood mountains around the cake and added spots of sparkling glitter to look like the twinkling lights along the mountain side.


Everything was hand cut out of MMF (except for the alphabet cutters used on the, Happy Birthday).  For the lettering, I used black MMF and dusted it over with blue pearl dust and rainbow glitter.  I made her name, Riley, using a Barbie font which can be downloaded for free here.


I had such a hard time with the face and the nose...She went through 3 face transformations and quite a lot of sculpting before I settled with this one...must have spent close to 3 hours on her face alone.  The easiest part was the arm and hand.  For the arm, I used the tips on a video tutorial by Make Your Cakes - It shows you how to sculpt arms and legs easily.  She did have a bare arm until my 4 year old daughter said that Barbie needs a bracelet and ring.  These were added especially at her request =D

Cake:  9 inch White Vanilla Cake filled with Raspberry IMBC and decorated in MMF.

8 comments:

  1. Perfect work! You are so talented! I am impressed with eadh and every cake that you make. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Wow!

    You are so talented, love it. I'm so excited to see your next cake project. I had a Hello Kitty cake I did for a fifth birthday, and used your sculpting technique it turned out good, need more practice, but I was pleased. You can check it out at; prettysimplecakes.blogspot.com. I just started blogging, so if you have any advice, I would greatly appreciate.

    Erica

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  3. You are very talented and do great work! I love the figure on the cake!

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  4. This cake is soo cute! I appreciate how you give steps on how to do your cakes. If you don't mind me asking, I need to make a raspberry filling. How did you make your raspberry IMBC?

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    1. Make your IMBC or BC recipe. Take about 1 cup of the BC and mix it into 1/4 cup or so of the jam or fruit puree until well combined (you can add more depending on how much flavor you want). Then take that mixture and blend it on low into your full batch of BC. This way, everything gets blended evenly and smoothly together. I do the same with Nutella or Peanut Butter - always mix a little bit of the BC with the nutella/peanut butter until smooth then add it to the batch. If using Jams, I prefer the seedless variety.

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  5. Thank you so much!! I really appreciate the help. I hope to see more of your work :)

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  6. Did you use grape jello for the MMF?

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    1. on this one no. I used a mixture of pinks and purples by AmeriColor Gels to get the shade I wanted.

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