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Pink Barbie cake with a Barbie in the middle of the cake. Tried & Tested

Barbie cake

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This pink Barbie cake is just beautiful and tastes delicious too. Perfect for any little girl’s birthday!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Makes :1
  • Skill level:advanced

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Ingredients

For the cake

  • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 225g 8 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Milk (whole)
  • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Cornflour
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Almonds (ground)

For the decoration

  • 1 barbie doll, legs removed.
  • 175g 6¼ oz Apricot jam
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
  • 350g 12½ oz Sugar paste icing pink
  • 110g 4 oz Sugar paste icing white
  • 120g 4¼ oz Icing sugar plus extra for dusting (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 2tsp 2tsp Water
  • Sugar paste hearts

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160°C (fan 140°C, gas mark 3). Grease a 900 ml pudding basin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until soft and light. Gradually beat in the eggs and milk. Sift in the flour and cornflour and then stir in the ground almonds

    Ingredients for this step

    • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 225g 8 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • Eggs
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Milk (whole)
    • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Cornflour
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Almonds (ground)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon into the pudding basin and bake for one-one and a half hours until firm and golden. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Gently place the barbie doll head and body into the centre top of the cake.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Heat the jam and two tablespoons of water in a small pan until the jam has melted. Rub through a sieve and return to the pan. Boil for 1 minute and leave to cool.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 175g 6¼ oz Apricot jam
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Dust a surface with icing sugar and roll out the pink sugar paste icing into a circle to fit generously over the cake.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 110g 4 oz Sugar paste icing white
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Brush the cake with most of the apricot glaze and place the pink sugar paste on the cake. Smooth the sugar paste with your hands, forming pleats and frills, as in the photo.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Roll out the white sugar paste on a surface dusted with icing sugar and cut 8-9 triangles to form the top of the skirt. Dampen the triangles with a little water and attach to the top of the cake.

    Ingredients for this step

    • White sugar paste icing
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Add enough water to the icing sugar for piping consistency and then pipe loops of white icing around the dress making a pattern.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 120g 4¼ oz Icing sugar plus extra for dusting (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 2tsp 2tsp Water
  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Place the sugar past hearts around the base of the barbie doll body and at the tip of the white sugar paste triangles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste hearts