Monday, July 28, 2014

Cakes for Charity ... Barbie Cupcakes

Next on my list for Birthday Dreams was to do was a Barbie theme for sister of the boy I did the Mickey Mouse Cake for.  Now I was going to make a a barbie cake, you know the one that has a barbie in the cake.  BUT I'm sorry to say they kind of creep me out so I didn't make one.  So I went on the search to find out what I could make.  I came across an idea for Barbie Silhouette Cupcakes on Blow Out Party. I took this idea and ran with it.

What you Need:
Cupcakes (I made Chocolate see recipe below)
Frosting (I used my Sturdy Buttercream Frosting - click link)
Zebra Print Cupcake Wrappers (bought at Hobby Lobby)
Fondant (I used my Rolled Buttercream Fondant)
Barbie Cookie Cutter (found on Ebay)

I made the chocolate cupcakes (see recipe below) and let them cool.  While they cooled I made a batch of my sturdy buttercream frosting and dyed it Hot Pink.  I then frosted the cooled cupcakes.  I broke my batch of fondant into 3 balls.  One large ball of Fondant was kept white, one I made black and one hot pink.

I rolled out my white fondant and took my circle cutter to make the base the silhouettes on. I let the circles dry out a little bit, to let them harden.  I then rolled out my pink and cut out 12 silhouettes with the barbie cookie cutter.  I then rolled out my black and cut out 12 silhouettes.  I attached the silhouettes with a little water to the circles.  

I let them sit out a little bit to harden also.  NOW this works perfectly when you're not reaching temps in the high 90's (which we were) so into the fridge they went until they were delivered.

Once your toppers are hard attach them to the frosted cupcakes

Chocolate Cake was requested so I made the Moist Chocolate Cake found on Foodess again.
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute by putting 1 tbsp white vinegar in a cup then filling the rest up with milk; let stand 5 minutes until thickened)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee (or 2 tsp instant coffee in 1 cup boiling water)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch baking pans (or line with parchment paper circles) and set aside.
  2. In the large bowl of a standing mixer, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until smooth (about 3 minutes). Remove bowl from mixer and stir in hot coffee with a rubber spatula. Batter will be very runny.
  3. Pour batter evenly between 2 cupcake pans  and bake on middle rack of oven for about 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs attached.

Here they are packaged up and ready to go:

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Don't forget to see the parties I link up to HERE.


  1. Love them! They came out awesome. Love the pink and black.

  2. These turned out so good. Barbie was my favorite. I know a few girl's that would adore these!

  3. Those are adorable! You did an excellent job on them.

  4. Oh wow how cute!! They don't look too hard, either.

  5. Oh they're adorable and I think even I could do these. BTW your blog name made me laugh out loud, LOVE IT!!!!

    1. LOL thanks so much, it is what my mom use to say (joking of course .. lol)

  6. To say I loved Barbie as a little girl is probably a huge understatement. These cupcakes are fabulous and would make any girl who's into Barbie SO happy. Pinning!

  7. Love these! I agree with you that the cakes with the barbies in the middle are just a little unsettling.

  8. These are so cute!! I've never worked with fondant but you make it look really easy! -Amy

  9. Cute! I want one! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

  10. Hi Alexis,
    I just wanted to let you know we featured this post at this weeks link party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  11. these look great! I love the simplicity of the design and I am sure that little girl loved these!

  12. We appreciate you linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! Thank you so much!! Hope to see you again this week!!

    Have a great day!


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