Sunday, October 14, 2012

Princess and the Popstar Cake

Well, as you may have noticed, posts are becoming fewer and far between. My apologies! I'm close to moving into my new home, and have packed most of my baking gear. I am officially 17 days from moving!

I did, however, manage to get some time to bake one last cake before the move. This cake was actually baked last weekend, but I've been too busy to post it up:

This cake is for Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar movie. The family requested something with sparkles, purple and pink. Well, what is Barbie about if not sparkles, purple and pink?! I tried to model the dress from the movie, but of course, it stops at the knees, so this is a longer version of it.

You may well remember my last Barbie Cake and the subsequent Tutorial... I did much the same thing, but this 'dress' is a little puffier and has ruffles! I painted a little dotted pattern on the dress, which is MMF.

Question Insert::: How do you get the dress off of the doll?

You want the short answer? You cut it off. This may seem like a horrible idea, but it is not. The doll itself has a dress that is not removable! That is the bottom line. The dress at the back has a small attachment (I believe this one was to a star). You need to take an exacto-knife and make a small slit up that hold, then will have to sew the dress later (when you give the doll for a gift) up with a snap-clip (a snapping button). While it seems crazy to buy a doll to cut up, little girls will want to play dress-up with the dolls, and removing and repairning the dress makes that possible. After the cake is done, and the doll is cleaned, you can re-attach the dress by buttoning it around that star. It will also make a cute gift to give the dress in a small gift-package on the side :)
Hope that is helpful.

Okay, I hope that I can at least have one last cake before Halloween (our move-in date). I want to at least do my classic Halloween Head cake before it's time to move. We'll see though. Until then, thank you so much for all of your support! I am honored to see Domestic Sugar grow!

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Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Beautiful! I love the colours, the glitter, the ruffles, everything!! Looking forward the the Halloween head cake. Good luck with the move.

tnicholls said...

HI I am making a similar cake based on this doll for next week and I am just wondering if you managed to get her dress off or no? I am unsuccessful and am thinking I am going to have to wrap her bottom half in Glad Wrap to place inside the cake so that nothing is dirty when she comes out for the little girl to play with.

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

Tnicholls, Yes, I did manage to get the dress off... but had to sew it back at the back so that it could slip on the 'nub' at the back of the doll. A big pain. You can simply try to swap it, but it goes quite high up on her hips. Good Luck!

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

How amazing is this cake?! I have 3 nieces that would love it!

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Pink Little Cake said...

OMG, My little one would go crazy over this cake. She loves the Princess and the Popsstar. We have seeing the movie like 100 times.
Great cake

Digi mom said...

My dd has all princess and popstar dolls she loves the movie and wants a popstar party I have the Wilton doll pan and am going to attempt one is that the singing kira? How did you remove her dress? Im planning a tori doll cake
Suggestions are greatly appreciated