Doll Cake Baking and Frosting

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VIDEO: Doll Cake Part 1 – Frosting with Buttercream 


Step by Step Instructions

To make a 3D doll skirt cake, combine an 8” cylinder cake with an 8” half sphere cake. You can feed anywhere from 20-30 people depending on how tall you make the skirt. This cake fed 25 people.

Half Sphere Cake Tutorial
Build the layers in the pan using this cake filling method.

Items Needed

How to Make a Doll Cake

This doll cake has alternating layers of strawberries, blueberries, and apricots.

1. Working atop a turntable, apply a thin crumb coat of vanilla buttercream to the cake using a small offset spatula. Once the surface is completely covered, slowly work the offset spatula from the bottom of the cake up to smooth the frosting.

2. Return the cake to the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes or until the crumb coat is hard.

How to Decorate a Doll Skirt Cake

3. Apply a second coat to the cake, concentrating the extra buttercream around the center of the skirt, the part that will show in the end. While the frosting is still soft, comb it with a fork.

How to Make a Doll Cake
4. With a pointed implement, mark five or six small equidistant holes around the halfway line of the cake. Mark it again at one quarter height. Then mark a U between each point. This provides a guideline to follow for the piped design.

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Next: Part 2
Piping Buttercream Frills
Doll Cake Part 2

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