I hope I am not the only one who never had a barbie cake when I was a kid. Nikki told me her nostalgic dessert was Barbie cake. I was like....what? But, once I looked up what she meant I was so excited to make it with her.
I am going to give you my tips for decorating a barbie cake.
Tip #1: Obtain a Barbie (lol) - but actually. I did not have a barbie, I had to order one.
Tip #2: measure her legs, but I've found that 3, 6inch round cakes are the perfect height when stacked. This is actually the amount 1 box cake makes.
Tip #3 - leave the top layer with it's dome (don't level it) it gives the perfect shape for a "dress"
Tip #4: crumb coat your cake (add a layer of frosting to your cake to keep all the crumbs in) [see video for a demonstration] and cool in fridge for 20 minutes -- then cut a hole large enough for the barbie to fit in the middle of the cake
Tip #5: Use a Wilton 1M tip to make rosettes
HOW TO: to make a rosette, start in the middle of your surface area, apply pressure to the piping bag, and then swirl outward in a tight circle and then stop. [see video for visual demonstration].
Tip #6: as you get higher on the "dress" make your rosettes smaller for depth.
These are some tips I showed Nikki in our episode of Sweet Talks, you can watch the whole episode below and get a visual demonstration of the Barbie cake + an awesome conversation about mental health and Nikki's career.
Watch full episode here: https://youtu.be/9D9vUB5spqA