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Celebration Sweetheart Doll Cake

Classic Wonder Mold Kit provides the 3-D shape needed for this Celebration Sweetheart Cake. Choose the doll pick that looks most like the birthday girl for a personalized touch she'll long remember.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 1cups white buttercream icing
Tint 1 1/2 boxes fondant light yellow; divide remainder into thirds and tint violet, teal and rose

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Insert doll pick in cake. Ice lightly with white buttercream to prepare for rolled fondant.

Step 3

Cover skirt with yellow fondant.

Step 4

Cut 2 x 5 in. piece of fondant for bodice; cut slit halfway into piece and position over doll pick to form bodice. Trim to form neckline.

Step 5

Use large opening of tip 7 to cut out and remove circles on yellow fondant dress where balloons will be positioned.

Step 6

Use large opening of tip 7 to cut out rose, violet and teal fondant balloons. Position in cut openings on skirt. To make overlapping balloons, position 1 in. circle, trim off a notch and position another circle to fit.

Step 7

Roll two 1 in. diameter balls of white fondant for shoulders. Attach to shoulders and imprint folds with end of paint brush.

Step 8

Using tip 3, pipe dot necklace in white buttercream.

Step 9

Using tip 7, pipe bead bottom border in white buttercream.

Step 10

Cut a strip of yellow fondant 1 1/2 in. long x 1/4 in. wide. Attach strip around waist with paint brush dipped in water.

Step 11

Paint balloons streamers with paint brush dipped in rose icing color which has been thinned with water.

Step 12

Tie doll pick hands together with dental floss to fit marshmallow.

Step 13

Position marshmallow gift in hands (cut a slit in back to secure into dental floss).

Step 14

Cut strips of violet fondant for ribbon. Press ends together to form loops; let dry on sides. Attach loops to marshmallow with buttercream to resemble bow.

Step 15

Baking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour, or use New Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350 F oven for 70-85 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake. To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over.

Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

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Making seamless fondant effects and patterns, like stripes and dots, is easy when using the fondant inlay technique. You can make hundreds of combinations using the fondant overlay technique. Try using this technique with alphabet cutters to make monograms for personalized toppers.

Nothing says "celebrate" like a cake topped with a lush fondant bow. While the bow looks intricate, it's really just a grouping of fondant strips, folded, wrapped and arranged to create a full effect. When you cut strips with the Fondant Ribbon Cutter/ Embosser, you can create bows with stripes or beaded edge embossed designs. Or place fondant on Imprint Mat and roll over one time to imprint design.

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Celebration Sweetheart Doll Cake is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When I was making this cake it reminded me of the one my mom made me as a child.. I love this cake. Lots of memories behind it.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This made a great bridal shower cake. I just had to change the colors and dress design a little bit.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I do not have the mold pan so I also used the pyrex oven save measuring bowl. Since I am a beginner using fondant, I placed the fondant around as a skirt with a seam in the front, then placed a fondant apron over it to cover the seam. I scalloped the apron so the dress would show and still cover the seam. Blue dress with white apron, it came out darling.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed doing the cake.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I think it's sad the number of Wilton ideas that use fondant. What happened to good old decorating? I rarely meet anyone that actually likes fondant (even the MMF from the forums on this site). I frost my doll cakes with buttercream and they turn out beautiful!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I do not have the mold pan and use a pyrex oven safe bowl to bake the cake and the shape was spot on!
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this idea, I slightly modified it since my niece wanted a "Garden Fairy Princees". So I did pink icing with ruffles for the dress and added accents of white daisies. My friend created some wings and a boquet for her hand. With a crown on her head, she turned out perfect! All of my friends and family have raved about this cake. It is still my favorite one I have created!
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the first fondant cake that I had worked on along. It turned out really cute. I did have problems with the skirt streching too much & pulling off if I rolled the fondant too thin. I also changed the dress & balloon colors.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mine ended up ok but it was hard to do the balloon cutouts on the dress. My bow also turned out really bad
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have made many of these cakes. they are the most popular with the girls. they can be done in so many different ways. I have also found that most of the girls like to keep the doll for a while. I will make a 10 inch round cake, then make the doll base with rice krispie treats,they are just as easy to decorate and will keep for a very long time,then use the doll for a cake top. Also you can decorate these dolls like the popular princesses!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did this cake for my daughter's birthday and she loved it. The hardest part was trying to get the bodice right! It's fun and fairly easy. The fondant went on to the dress part very easliy. The girls loved it.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this several times and it is always a hit. I've even made it for a grown-up princess party! It is a really fun cake to make! If you don't have the wonder mold kit, then you can also use a glass pyrex bowl instead. If you are making this for a birthday party, a fun idea is to use a real barbie doll, then wrap the bottom half of the doll in plastic before inserting it into the cake. This way, the birthday girl will be able to keep the real barbie as her gift.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy and straight forward! Turned out so beautiful that I made it again the following weekend for my goddaughter :)
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What little girl wouldn't love to have their very own unique barbie cake? There is no wrong way to decorate this beautiful cake for that special little girl. Just don't over work your fondant.
Date published: 2010-11-29
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