Learn how to make a Barbie cake any little girl would love! This Barbie and the Secret Door inspired Barbie cake is easy to make with a mold, cake mix, frosting and of course, a Barbie doll.
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We have been watching Barbie movies in our home for the last 12 years. I think it all started with Barbie and The Nutcracker and I'm fairly certain we've watched every single Barbie movie that's been made since. So when my daughter started seeing commercials for the newest Barbie movie, Barbie and The Secret Door, she started a full on campaign to get the movie. I, of course, flat out refused and secretly began plotting to get her the movie for Christmas. You can imagine her delight when I surprised her with a Barbie and the Secret Door party!
Two years ago I made Ella a doll cake for her 6th birthday. It was a huge hit and so I decided to surprise her not only with the new Barbie DVD but also with a Barbie cake made with one of the Barbie and the Secret Door dolls. Barbie cakes are not hard to make, but they do take time so you need to plan ahead. I use a cake mold to make the doll cakes. It just seems to make the process easier. You'll need to make two boxes of cake mix and measure out the batter. Grease and flour the mold very well and then fill with 6 cups of cake batter and bake for 50-60 minutes. Use the remaining batter to make one single 8″ round cake.
If you greased and floured the mold well then the cake should pop right out. My round cake pans are actually 9″ so I had to trim the cake off. I was hoping that by adding that cake layer, the whole thing would be long enough to fit up to Barbie's hips, but we were still a tad short. I just used frosting to make up the difference. I removed Barbie's skirt and wrapped her legs in plastic wrap and gently inserted her in to the cake.
Then you just frost away. I used about 1 1/2 tubs of neon pink frosting. I got impatient and felt like I'd totally bombed the cake because my frosting job was not great. But the kids didn't even notice – they were in total awe over the Barbie cake!
I let the girls have some cake and they checked out the other fun Barbie and the Secret Door books we had. They painted and colored a few pictures and enjoyed a sticker book.
They played with the other characters from the movie, as well – a fairy and a mermaid! That made everyone's day. Then they sat down to watch the movie. If you have a Barbie loving daughter – she's going to love this movie. Not only does it have Barbie, a mermaid and a fairy, but the girls loved the original music as well. Barbie and the Secret Door is now available in stores and on-line for purchase!