Anyhow, I accepted an order for a Barbie cake. I didn't exactly know what to do with it at first.
|Naked Barbie and Naked cake: Hands up Barbie!|
Cake is my favorite best-selling chocolate fudge. Bottom layer is 8 inches round 2 inches thick.
Barbie's skirt is 6 inches round and about 5 inches thick.
Hmmmm...but then I thought why not use ruffles? I haven't tried decorating a cake with ruffles yet, and this would be a good chance. Thankfully, the mom approved of a ruffled cake.
So I went on to work using my Garett cutter (I think that's what you call that circle cutter with frilly edges) and my fondant tool. I thought that it would be easy work, but I was wrong. It was tiring and tedious. As a matter of fact, my right arm was really numb when I finished the skirt. My neck and back where aching too. After all, I used fondant for the skirt instead of just piping buttercream ruffles (but I shouldn't be too quick to judge buttercream ruffles since I haven't tried doing them yet). The point is, this ruffled Barbie cake definitely took more time and effort than my Barbie cake with buttercream rosettes. Never mind though, because I was really happy with the final result.
|Isn't she lovely? And she matches my store's color scheme.|
Isn't she lovely? I just love how my ruffles turned out! Not bad for a first-timer! I think I am obsessed with ruffles now. I want to make more ruffled cakes!