Keely's mum's princess cake
Prep time:(including decorating time)
Cooking time:(may need an extra 5 mins)
Skill level: Bit of effort
We love Keely's mum's idea for a little girls' birthday cake using Barbie as a princess. You could also use this idea for a wedding cake
IngredientsFor the sponge:
- 3 medium eggs
- Approx 175g (6oz) butter, softened
- Approx 175g (6oz) caster sugar
- Approx 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
- Barbie doll
- Basic buttercream icing (use our recipe)
- White fondant icing, plus any other bright colour (we used pink)
- Edible silver balls and other decorations like ready-made iced flowers
- Pyrex bowl or dome-shaped cake tin
- Set the oven to moderately hot (gas 5 or 190°C/375°F). Line a Pyrex bowl or dome-shaped cake tin with baking paper. You can watch our video on how to line a round cake tin if you need help.
- Weigh the eggs and then use the same weight for each of the caster sugar, butter and flour.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and the mixture is pale in colour. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each egg. Fold in the remaining flour.
- Pour the sponge mixture into the lined cake tin, and level the surface. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25mins, or until the sponge has risen, is a golden colour, and springs back when lightly pressed in the centre. Then leave to cool completely before icing.
- When completely cool, cover the sponge with a thin layer of buttercream icing and then lay the white fondant icing over the top and make pleats in the front to look like a skirt.
- Remove Barbie's legs and cut a hole in the top of the cake and slot her in.
- Decorate Barbie's top with the coloured fondant icing and the top part of the iced sponge cake to look like an overskirt and top.
- Add silver balls and other decorations as required to make the skirt look pretty.