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I have seen the pictures of the decorated Bride Cake but have been unable to find pictures of the decorated Doll Cake. Is it in the Celebrate cookbook? Or is there another place to get a look at what can be done? All is help is appreciated! Thanks!
There are some pics under the bridal shower section. I just made one on sunday. I put ribbon in her hair with red flowers that was the brides colors. I put her in the cake after I spread a thin layer of frosting on the cake. Then I used our easy accent decor. with the tip is scalloped on one side and round on the other so when you squirt the icing out it looks like a ribbon almost. I went accross the chest (scalloped part facing out away for barbie) horizantaly about three times this gave the doll a straples gown. I turned it around and did the same thing about halfway down her back to cake. Then for the skirt I did vertical ribbons all the way around starting at the top of cake down to base. Then I took 3 carnations brushed them with egg white sprinkled them with white sugar, cut the ball of the flower so I could spread the red petals around the base of dress, and mid section. It some of my mistakes, but it made it look real elegant. Of course I didn't take pics, I forgot so I am waiting for the brides mom to send me a copy. It was fairly easy, I was so worried and everyone's mouth dropped when they saw it, and I am no cake decorator.
I have 2 photos of doll cakes I made, but I am unable to attach them here. If you want to see them, just email me. I must tell you that they weren't baked in the batter bowl (because I wasn't with PC yet). I have some goals: get through my 4 shows, then try out as many recipes as I can. I plan to have a doll cake class and use the EAD to decorate the cake. I can tell you that I like Wilton supplies (don't want to knock anyone), but the thought of using only one bowl is great. The doll cake form (wilton) has too many pieces. I thought I had lost one and spent nearly an hour looking for it before I made the cake (last April). Also, if you don't set it exactly right in the oven, it wobbles. I tell my guests these facts and how easy it is to use the batter bowl (one bowl - one mess, not a lot of parts to find and it has a nice handle to grab and a flat base). I am not a professional baker, just a mom who wanted to save some money baking her daughter a great cake. Both ( I had to do a trial one first) came out amazing and I got rave reviews. Let me know if you want to see them (the files are two big for me to list here) and good luck!
I do make doll cakes, I have actually done about 4 between birthdays for the nieces and bridal showers. I too love the idea of using the batter bowl but I have noticed that it takes over an hour for the cake to bake and when it's done---it's not a nice cake eating texture (for lack of a better way to describe it) So, I do find myself getting out the Wilson bowl to make my cakes.
Anyone know what I might be doing wrong with my batter bowl?
What's the texture like? Is is hard or spongey? I made a couple different cakes in my Wilton doll cake mold and it depended on the cake recipes and cake mixes I used. It took a long time in my Wilton mold and I had to decrease my batter amount. I made an additional 8-inch cake to set the doll cake on and to make the dress long. I plan to make a doll cake in the batter bowl soon and see the results so I can compare. I have a lot of friends with little girls and it would be cute to see them decorate their own doll cakes (maybe using cupcakes turned upside down, the prep bowls or maybe even the small batter bowl).
I made mine with left over cake batter from the checkered cake and this is what I noticed. The outside was harder than normal, but the cake in the middle was extremely moist. I used two white cake mixes but added a teaspoon of our vainalla to the batter. I made the checkered cake like normal and put the rest of the batter in the sm batter bowl. It still went over the top, but after it was doen baking I just cut the top off and ate it. I let the cake cool for about 5 mins. and then I just flipped the batter bowl over on to a cooling rack until the cake released itself, about a half hour. We ate this cake at my cluster meeting, since the bride was leaving and did not want anymore cake. My cluster said it was good and moist.
It did take extremely long to bake over an hour I believe.