homebaked Barbie Christening cake

Homebaked Barbie Christening cake

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Barbie christening cake covered in fondant and finished with sugarpaste detailing The bottom tier is vanilla sponge with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream, the middle tier is marble sponge with chocolate fudge buttercream and the top tier is chocolate fudge sponge with chocolate fudge buttercream.

For how to create a Barbie cake (the top tier) see my previous post or to see more of my homebaking and cake decorating posts click here or take a peek at my instagram here 🙂

Enjoy!

big love

gollygoshgirl

xx

 

homebaked Barbie cake

 

 

Homebaked Barbie cake

…So one of the girls turned up to school at 9am with a pink cakeboard and two packs of fondant icing announcing she needed to make a cake for a four year old’s birthday by 1.30pm when school finished. This is my second attempt at a Barbie cake (my first attempt is pictured at the end of this post); this is the homebaked chocolate cake with chocolate ganache we created…

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Ingredients

  • 3 Layers of 8 inch homebaked chocolate sponge cakes, sandwiched together with chocolate ganache
  • 200-250g Vanilla buttercream icing
  • 10 inch cakeboard
  • Barbie torso (you can buy these in cake shops)
  • 8cm ribbon to style Barbie’s hair
  • Edible glue
  • 2.5g Pot of edible glitter (2 pots if you won’t be super-careful at making it last for the whole cake)
  • Handmade fondant icing bow (approx 10cm x 4cm)
  • 500g White fondant icing (plus 150g extra if you want to create a ‘train’)
  • 650g fondant icing for main dress (pale pink in the photo)
  • 250g fondant icing for the corset and top of dress (bright pink in the photo)
  • Ribbon or edible gems / flowers / sugarpaste roses to decorate

Method

  1. Sandwich your three layers of sponge cake with the chocolate ganache
  2. Using a knife, shape your sponge tower to resemble a dome
  3. Cover in vanilla buttercream
  4. Using the white fondant icing, cover the cake entirely
  5. Create your fondant icing bow
  6. Create a ‘corset’ for the Barbie torso (it is easier to shape once on the torso and I remove the arms to make it easier)
  7. Create a ‘top layer’ of fondant icing for the dress of whatever design you wish
  8. Using the edible glue; cover the bow, corset and top layer for the dress in edible glitter
  9. Style the Barbie’s hair
  10. Roll out the icing for the base of the dress and cover the cake with it, making sure not to make the icing smooth all the way to the bottom – create folds to enhance the image of a dress.  Trim the icing at the bottom to resemble the shape of the dress hem you want
  11. Attach the top layer of the dress using a little buttercream or edible glue
  12. Insert the Barbie torso into the top middle of the cake
  13. Decorate where the torso meets the top of the dress as desired (ribbon, edible flowers etc)
  14. If desired create and attach a ‘train’ for the dress
  15. Using edible glue, attach the fondant bow
  16. Finish off with any decorations you choose

Enjoy!

big love

gollygoshgirl

xx

p.s. to see more of my homebaking and cake decorating posts click here or take a peek at my instagram here

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a little twist on the classic Victoria sponge

Fresh strawberries and vanilla buttercream sandwiched between chocolate fudge sponge cake and iced in chocolate. Decorated with strawberries and vanilla icing.  For a yummy recipe for traditional Victoria sponge cake check my previous post 🙂

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big love

gollygoshgirl

xx

white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

Quite possibly one of my favourite desserts (chocolate, biscuits AND fruit – what’s not to love?!?) and super simple to make!  My sister introduced me to the original recipe here which is flippin’ tasty but as with most recipes I tweak it a little 🙂 Below is my version – let me know what you think!

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 150 g dark chocolate covered digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 75 g butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp good quality raspberry jam

For the filling

  • 600 g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 65 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (or more to taste)
  • 500 g cream cheese
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 180 ml whipping cream
  • 1 punnet raspberries, plus a few more to decorate

Method

  1. Crush the biscuits.
  2. Melt the butter then stir it into the crushed biscuits, adding a teaspoon of raspberry jam to the mixture.
  3. Press the mixture onto the base of a 23cm springform tin.
  4. Spread the jam evenly on top of the biscuit base and place the base in the fridge whilst preparing the filling.
  5. Put the chocolate, butter and vanilla essence in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water until melted. (I like to leave a few little lumps of white chocolate that hasn’t quite melted but it’s  up to you!)
  6. In another bowl mix together the cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream to a smooth consistency.
  7. Stir the melted chocolate mixture into the cream mixture. Gently stir in the raspberries, being careful not to release the juice.
  8. Spoon the mixture on top of the biscuit base and place in the fridge to set for 8-24 hours.
  9. When you’re ready to serve, decorate with a few whole raspberries.

Enjoy!

big love

gollygoshgirl

xx

p.s. If you fancy a little look at any more of my homebaking take a peek at my instagram or check out a few of  my other treat-related posts.

homebaked Despicable Me minion birthday cake

Despicable Me is SUCH an awesome film and after spotting a couple of minion birthday cakes posted by Geraldine a few days ago, I couldn’t resist having a little go at creating one myself.  The friend who introduced me to the movie celebrates his birthday this week so it would’ve been rude not to! Below is the result; four layers of homebaked chocolate sponge layered with chocolate fudge icing, fresh raspberries and white chocolate chunks then covered in fondant icing.

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big love.

gollygoshgirl

xx

p.s. If you fancy a little look at any more of my homebaking take a peek at my instagram or check out a few of  my other treat-related posts.

homebaked white chocolate mud cake

Homebaked white chocolate mud cake for a milkybar obsessed little boy’s first birthday

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big love

gollygoshgirl

xx

homebaked rocky road birthday cake

Chocolate sponge layered with chocolate fudge icing, white chocolate chunks, marshmallows, caramel and chocolate krispies – a little birthday treat requested by one of my lovely housemates.

If you fancy seeing more of my homebaking take a peek at my other posts or check me out on instagram.

big love

gollygoshgirl

xx