I made a dress cake! I’ve seen these on Cakelet, or cupcakes with toppers in them, and doll cakes. But, we’re a bit old for a Barbie doll cake. This dress cake would be perfect for a bridal shower or a sweet sixteen birthday. You can get as elaborate and detailed as you want. This is a cake for me, so I just did a little detail.
I remembered that my Pampered Chef batter bowl has a recipe to make a cake in the bowl. Since I didn’t want a huge cake I went with that size. This is the recipe that Pampered Chef gives. I only used 1 box of mix and took a lot of it out. I have about 2 1/2 or 2 3/4 cups of mixed batter. I baked it at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Just check for doneness. I looked up how to make a torso from fondant and found this tutorial on Cake Central. I think modeling chocolate might be easier to mold. I saw a tutorial video on this somewhere, or I dreamed that part. I can’t find it now.
The front of the cake. I used little rolled flowers, but you can use a heart cutout, a circle with decoration like a bead, or a flower cutout. Pretty much anything or nothing. Same goes for the back. Yes, my pearl necklace is a bit lopsided. And I think royal icing might be better here.
I made a bow for the back. I had to make the flowing ribbon 5 times because they kept breaking. I wrote down notes for the next time that I make these. Like, less arms and neck, and put the ribbon on before it dries! The height is 3″ x 5″ of cake. Including the torso it is 5″ x 5″
Have you ever been to Cake Opera‘s website? You will drool over her cakes. See, now this IS a dress cake. I read that she spends around 40 hours per cake. I would love to be that good some day. But for now this my first dress cake and I think it came out alright looking. If you make one please share a picture with me!