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post #1 of 8
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I've made tons of doll cakes, but I've never had the wondermold cake portion crack after I put the Barbie in!  Would you fill this with icing, or just bake a new one?  I have no idea why it happened.  :(  I'll be making the skirt with fondant.

post #2 of 8

If you fill it in, I think it might fall apart later. The weight of the fondant might be enough to bring it crashing down. If you have time to bake a new one, do it. And save this one for cake pops, of course!

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post #3 of 8

Who knows why these things happen? I had a cake fall apart before my eyes on its way to being delivered (to a family affair, fortunately - they were very forgiving and gobbled the whole thing up anyway!). I always use a Wilton doll pick in my doll cakes - no legs to ruin the structure of the cake. I took all the hair off the one I have (couldn't do a THING with it) and now use extruded fondant hair in any color I want. Although, of course, if a customer gives you a doll to put in the cake, there's not much to be done about it.

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post #4 of 8
I personally would take the doll out, scoop some of the cake out with a fork until the doll fits without pulling it apart again, ice the edges together and cover with fondant. Maybe roll the fondant a little thicker to help hold it together.
Edited by Annabakescakes - 1/24/13 at 11:47am
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Who knows why these things happen? I had a cake fall apart before my eyes on its way to being delivered (to a family affair, fortunately - they were very forgiving and gobbled the whole thing up anyway!). I always use a Wilton doll pick in my doll cakes - no legs to ruin the structure of the cake. I took all the hair off the one I have (couldn't do a THING with it) and now use extruded fondant hair in any color I want. Although, of course, if a customer gives you a doll to put in the cake, there's not much to be done about it.
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That's hilarious, you "couldn't do a THING with it!" Lol my daughter and I will joke with that same phrase and put a pom pom on out head, or a ratty Halloween wig icon_smile.gif

I agree the hair is a mess on those, and it grosses me out. I would trim and shape it and brush it, but then was afraid some of the hair would come off onto the cake and the client would think it was mine or my families.... Fondant hair is a terrific idea.
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post #6 of 8
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Well, I started baking a new one before I saw the idea about scooping the cake out. Ugh.

 

I've never used those doll pick. Everyone always wants a Barbie.  I wish the doll pics looked better and then people would be more open to using them.
 

post #7 of 8

I just cut or hollow out a spot to stick barbies legs down in the center so barbies big but don't break my cake dress lol

 

I too would scoop some out and put her In and patch it up. It will be fine its a smaller cake I cant see it falling to pieces so easily??

post #8 of 8

You could always wrap the extra really good and have a spare, just in case ;-) But haven't done one in 4 years, so mine may go bad first ;-D

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