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Doll Cake


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One doesn't have much of a choice when you have to bake a cake for your 7 year old daughter who is fascinated with Barbies ...

Well, I had no alternative when she came to me and said "Mamma you will make a doll cake for me , isn't it " ...that was it and I really had to think hard to manage to fulfill her wishes and dreams.....

I have enjoyed myself thoroughly in the whole making of this cake and it kept me awake one whole night to be able to complete it..But believe me it was an accomplishment in itself and gave me immense satisfaction to be able to make it the way I wanted it to be.




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The doll's dress is made completely with fondant with some embossing and painting on the gown. The face and hands are that of the plastic doll.


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The hat is made of fondant and I was totally thrilled about it..I made some miniature roses to embellish the hat..I got so carried away with them that they also went on as a brooch and also on the gown ..This whole venture took me back to childhood days and its a terrific feeling....


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A close up of the baskets ...The baskets and lace work on the edges of the cake are made from royal icing and the baskets have been filled with fondant flowers.


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Posted on 7th Feb 2008

81 comments:

aparna said...

It's a nice doll cake, loved the baskets. I guess you tried to add all techniques - embossing, painting, flower making, filigree, fondant, royal icing - quite heavy i'd say..no wonder it kept you awake half the night!!:)) Imagine if I were to say maybe next time you should try your hand at figure modelling - cos you have everything else covered:) Way to go gal...keep it up..Simran must be one happy baby - a fairy tale come true:)) Whatta mama!!!!

Asha said...

How lucky is your child to have a mommy like you to create this artful cake!! Looks great. I wouldn't dare eat that Barbie or her dress!:))

Mishmash ! said...

WOW!! B'day girl must have been floored seeing this almost life -like creation of urs! loved the attention to detailing......gown has come out so well....now i feel like tryin this :) I have no idea how you got that royal icing basket hanging like that !! I wish I could take a class from you !!

Rosie said...

This is pure artwork here and what a lovely cake for your daughter, beautiful indeed! Happy belated 7th birthday too :D

Rosie x

vikash and Smita said...

Di
Awesome!!
The details of the dress are amazing.I loved the hat and the basket of flowers.Simran is really lucky to cut that cake !!

Dhivya said...

hey nice doll cake...u hav lots of talent girl ...as asha said ur child is very lucky to hav a mom like u...thanks for dropping by in my blog...

Anonymous said...

hey swati....dis is me...bhavna..after a really long time n jes realised ive missd alot of yo creation all dis while...but no kidding da doll uve made is showing da amount of efforts n hardwork uve put in...hey ya i was thinking 2 make a choc truffle cake wid fresh flower arrangement 4 da valentines day....vil send u da pic...tc
bhavna jindal

Mona said...

Its a beautiful cake :-)

www.zaiqa.net

Cynthia said...

Your daughter will forever remember this birthday! Wow!

Shilpa said...

Wow..thats so beautiful. Wowwwww..such an attention to detail. I am bowled over.

DEEPA said...

excellent cake lady !!!Your efforts are seen in the cake ....i wish i was the birthday baby!!!

bhags said...

thats a lovely doll cake......what a wonderful gift for anyone

Pravs said...

wow... this is really awesome. your kid is lucky , you could create such a cake for her.

Faery said...

OH Swati I am so glad I could help you.
Swati I have been thinking about you and your creations because I have to make a cake for my nephew's birthday and the theme is Tom and Jerry, I could not find any figurine to decorate the cake so decided to make the figurine with hard fondant, i am scared for this, because I have never made sugar paste modeling before :s . I hope to make something nice to show you how your site inspires me, you make pieces of art for every cake.

Faery Wood
faeryskitchen@gmail.com

Cakespy said...

My goodness, thank you for finding us!! You are so talented, nice color choices and form on your sugarcraft! I am amazed!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Aparna

I truly appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment for me...
I will take note of your suggestion and will definitely try with modelling soon!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hello Asha

Thanks so much for compliment...It really is very much appreciated.

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Mishmash

Girl, you are so creative yourself..I am glad that you too wanna try out a doll yourself...thats the best compliment!! and am sure you will do a fantastic job!!
Hey, just meet me up if you ever come to India...we can sure share a lot of our stuff...no classes for you sweetie!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Rosie

Thanks for the wishes..I have conveyed them to my daughter and she was thrilled!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Smita and Vikash

I am so happy that you liked what I made..and your suggestions too are noted...

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Dhivya

Thanks so much for stopping by my site here and leaving a nice comment for me...

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hello Bhavna

You really have been on a long vacation...Good to see you here after such a long time..and am looking forward to see your cake...do send the pictures!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hi Mona

Welcome to my space !! I appreciate your stopping by and taking time to write down something for me !!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Cynthia and Shilpa

Thanks to both of you...Your words really mean a lot to me!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Deepa
I am so happy you noticed all the detailing and appreciate them..Doing this really made me feel like a small girl and "think" like my daughter...ha ha

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Bhags and Pravs

Thanks for all your comments...I really feel elated reading such encouraging words from all of you...
It was a real fun experience doing this kind of a thing!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Faery

I am so touched seeing your kind words..I am really thankful for the lovely doughnut recipe you posted on your blog.
I am so excited that you are keen on doing the modeling yourself..Its really easy and now you will see that each time you will want to do the decoration yourself. Looking forward to see your Tom and Jerry...You can try getting hold of Debbie Browns book on Cartoon Characters...she does great modeling stuff...things like Power Rangers, Tom n Jerry, Mickey Mouse etc...It would come in handy to you. All the best!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Cakespy for stopping by :)

gina said...

Swati, its a beautiful doll you have made. I wish I could do that too. Do you have an email I can write to you? I wanna ask you something about sugarcraft tools. or u can email me too at gina@kitchencapers.net

Thanks for dropping by my blog to read about my nostagalic story..!

The Caked Crusader said...

wow! Your daughter is very lucky to have a mum who can make such a cake!

vimmi said...

What a beauty. The work is so intricate. I always want to learn cake making but dont know weather I will have the patience. Will surely try and learn when we move to India.

TBC said...

Your creations just leave me speechless!

Anitha said...

Wow...That is incredible work !! Your daughter would have been so happy after seeing such an amazing creation on her birthday. Love the delicate lacy details. You really have so much patience working on royal icing lace pieces :-)

Belated birthday wishes to your daughter!!

Anitha

Neha Khanna, Delhi said...

Excellent !!! ...

Kate / Kajal said...

Wow , u are so talented !!!! i mean i could never ever dream of doing something like this. I hope your daughter takes advantage of this and learns this from u.

Shirl Chouinard said...

Did you use a net nail for the baskets? They turned out beautifully.

I don't personally care for Barbie cakes, and prefer to make my own doll cakes but if my daughter asked for one, I would have stayed up a night to finish it also. I adore the tiny roses. This is a memory she will have forever!

Well done.

Shirl Chouinard said...

Did you use a net nail for the baskets? They are wonderful! I don't personally care for Barbie cakes and prefer to make my own dolls, but if I had a daughter and she came to me and asked for one, I'd hope it turned out as lovely as yours. Your tiny flowers are lovely and the lace work - ohlala!

Sagari said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww just beautiful

Rachel said...

this did not show up on my reader!!!

It looks real good..I had a barbie cake for my daugher's 1st b'day...Each detail has come out real well! The shadings on the hat, the dress et al...are all lovely! How did you paint the flowers on the dress??

Vcuisine said...

It speaks swati- your talent, your love, your motherly affection... more than that. Lovely cake. I won't feel like cutting it. May God bless you. have a good day. Viji

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Gina..
My email id is sugarcraftindia@gmail.com
Will await your mail

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Caked Crusader, Vimmi and TBC

You leave me flattered..am so glad you all like it!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Anitha

Thanks for the appreciation..The lace pieces do call for some patience but its worth it..Am so intrigued with royal icing and the wonderful things that can be made with it..Its just that royal icing even after drying is very fragile to handle so have to make loads of lace pieces at one time :)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Neha...Waiting to see what you have been doing too!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Dear Kate
I really appreciate your stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note for me..
I wish my daughter will pick this art from me...she is too young right now though!!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hi Shirl

Thanks for stopping by dear....Well, for the basket I did not have a net nail so I first made the basket with pastillage and then royal iced it the way I wanted!!
Even I loved the tiny roses :)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Thanks Sagari!!

Hi Rachel

Thanks for noticing all the details...Regarding the flowers on the dress..I first embossed it and then painted each one individually with food colors...One can even do a free hand painting on it ...You need to be careful about the amount of water being used as fondant would melt otherwise..You can even use alcohol instead of water..I use vodka as it evaporates fast..Hope this helps!! :)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hey Viji

Am touched reading your lovely note...thanks a ton!!

Sig said...

WOW!!!!! Your daughter must be the envy of all her friends... the coolest cake ever! Now I want a dress made out of fondant... :D

Uma said...

Wow, you have a lovely blog. Kudos to your great talent. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented and loving mom like you. Best wishes to you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sia said...

thats simply gorgeous!!!!

Laavanya said...

This is simply breathtaking! The attention to detail... wow! beautiful.

Rosie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day swati!

I would like to present you on this Valentines Day a Red Rose

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2008/02/for-my-valentine-cupcakes.html

Rosie x

Cooking and the City said...

wow thats so gorgeous, delightful. :-)

Dell xo

Mansi Desai said...

omg!! that looks liek a splendid creation Swati! man, how I wish I could do something like that!!!

happy Valentines gal!:)

meeso said...

That is certainly amazing! Any little girl would love that cake!

curiousfoodie said...

Wow nice site Swati! Are you the same Swati as my TA? :)

Homecooked said...

Wow...this is soooo beautiful!!!! You are really very very talented.I will definitely come back for more ideas on cake decorations!!!

Spicegirl said...

Hello Swati,
Thanks for your comment.I really wonder how beautiful a cake can be! You are gifted for sure! Those are so beautifully and intricately done, that one does not feel like eating them:) And yes, you can definitely add me to your blogroll.You said that you could not contact me. You can write to me at inb3400@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Oh wow what little girl wouldn't love this cake! This is beautiful and you are so talented ;o)

Maria
x

Seena said...

wow, an unforgettable gift!
Me too wants to learn from u.. :)

krystyna said...

WoooW! Doll Cake is amazing art!
Breath-taking! Love it!
I cannot imagine how you do such beauty.
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Sorry... belated!

Hugsss!

krystyna said...

I'm not sure if I send my commet correctly.
If not,
I tell you again-
Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Doll Cake is Chef-D'Oeuvre!

krystyna said...

I'd like to visiting your amazing blog very often and penetrating through your posts, pics, but I have a big problem. Maybe only my computer is the problem, I don't know. The problem is that your blog needs soooo much time to be open.
I think that BlogRoll is couse!
I'm not sure, but my advise is - ask other people. Fast opening is very important.
Your blog is very, very beautiful and worth to be here.
Try to solve this problem.

Good luck!

Susan said...

I am simply fascinated by this art, and how I *love* the flowers. The realism of your orchids, peonies, gerbera and sweetpeas (among others) is really superb. These blooms are so much more practical for cake decorating, too; no worries about poison plants or pesticides.

Bellini Valli said...

I just didn't know where to stop scrolling on your blog...everything is so beautiful:D It is amazing what can be accomplished. Your daughter must have been very happy with this cake made with so much love :D

deanacakes-kk Sabah,Malaysia said...

beautiful!!!

Srivalli said...

OMG..that looks simply great...what a lovely creation..hope my daughter doesn't get to see this and ask for the same..then i will have to get you make for her..she is fond of barbie too...your daughter is very lucky...

Namratha said...

I am in awe Swati, the cake is mind blowing!! Loved it! I came upon your blog through the Wilton community on Orkut..I have a food blog too, take a peek when you can. will see you around! :)

Sugar said...

WOW....thts was breath taking cake....just loved the gown & hat.. brings back my memory.way to go.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is truly a spectacular creation! Your daughter is so fortunate to have such a loving mother as you to make such an extraordinary birthday cake. Of course, you must have an extraordinary daughter who is worth all the effort. :)

Dhanggit said...

oh this lovely!!!

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

I thank all of you to take out time to visit my small space here...I appreciate each one of your comments and they all mean a lot to me..They inspire me, encourage me and help me to get better and improvise myself.

My journey of sugarcraft has brought about a feeling of completeness in me and satisfies the artist in me. It gives an immense joy to create something each time ...sometimes just for yourself and mostly for others.

Sugarcraft is a time consuming art but once you immerse yourself in it, it takes you off to a completely different world where comparision and competition really dont matter.

There is nothing called a perfect cake or a perfect piece of art work ...Anything created with love and affection is beyond comparision..We are all good at whatever we do but a word of appreciation boosts the innerself and strenghtens the confidence to try something difficult or better.
We all are a child within and as a child looks at the eyes of parents or teachers for approval and reactions even we, adults do the same thing..Look for approval and reactions to what one has put efforts in. It may not be the best, but we have put our best in it and to me thats what really matters.

In other words, all your comments are a treasure !!
I earnestly thank all and look forward to have you here in the future too.

Thanks once again!!

Margaret said...

I just don't know how you make all of these beautiful creations. I love coming here to browse, sit back and enjoy.

Pixie said...

Wow, look at the detail on that hat! I believe they over a sugarcraft class in town, I'm going to look into it but I don't think my little fingers would have the patience for it!

HULYA said...

All of your works are fantastic.I liked them all.I started to use sugar paste recently and very new to it.Hope one day I can use it just like you did.Have a nice day:-)MUTFAKTA BIRI MI VAR??? )

Kimberly said...

Wow. I've always been interested in cake decorating. You're designs are beautiful. :)

Ti said...

Godness me, its perfect, i always open my mouth everytime i visit ur blog cos its an amazing creation, would you teach me how to play with fondant? ^_^

Tastegoblet said...

Oh my god Swati.. that is gorgeous! I especially love the royal icing baskets -- what a creative idea. You are fantastic at what you do and I'm sure your little girl fell in love with her cake the minute she set her eyes on it.
GorGEOuS!

I can't say praise this enough... it truly truly is a work of art.

Praniti said...

WoW! I was just browsing around and chanced upon this blog!! And have just one word....WOW! :O
All you creations are masterpieces! :) And its got me so smitten that I want to try out icings/fondant etc ... Time to go beyond just baking and work on presenting! :P

I really wanted to know if you could please tell me where in Delhi(or NCR) can I buy readymade fondant, meringue powder, cream of tartar and corn syrup. Any help would be much appreciated :)

Thank you! And keep up the great art work...Its truly stunning!

pranitimaini@gmail.com

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