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Monday, November 26, 2012

Barbie Ballerina Cake and Happy Birthday Owl

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, we celebrated my granddaughter Lucy's 6th birthday. She wanted me to make her a Barbie ballerina cake. It's hard not to give a little girl the cake she desires, so I decided to see if it could be done with an angel food cake. I made the cake as I usually do in my angel food cake pan. I also purchased a Barbie ballerina. When my daughter Shanna and her family arrived, she took over the task of decorating the cake.

We first measured the height of the center hole and cut a piece of paper towel tube to fit. We removed Barbie's legs (she was too tall for the cake) and put her remaining torso into the cardboard tube to hold her up in the center of the cake. My daughter trimmed off the sides of the cake to form Barbie's "skirt." Then she frosted it with some pale pink 7-minute frosting and decorated with a tube of purple icing and some candies.

Here's the result:
I think Lucy was very pleased with her cake and we had fun making it. It is super easy to do when you use an angel food cake pan, and I liked having those plain pieces of cake that were cut off. I'd rather eat cake with no frosting on it! We were also able to snap Barbie's legs back on after we ate the cake and give the doll to Lucy as an additional gift.

Here are a couple more photos:

I also made Lucy a special card for her birthday. I recently won the Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge and wanted to use that for the main image. It has so many cute owls and sentiments on it.

I used some aqua and lime green glitter papers for the owl and gave her a little party hat. The sentiment was cut from plain papers but I added lots of stickles for some more sparkle. I don't have any Action Wobbles, but I still wanted to give the owl the ability to "boogie." I made a spring out of some heavy jewelry wire that I had on hand and adhered it to the back of the owl and to the card. Here's a picture of the spring. It's terribly out of focus, but you get the idea.

The inside of the card was pretty simple:
Thank so much for stopping by today. Remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!

1 comment:

Shanna said...

This was so fun to do and turned out so cute!!! I love that card too - sparkly, pink and girly. Exactly what any 6 year old would love!