Princess Cake Ideas | Birthday Princess Cakes

When it’s your favorite little girl’s birthday you want to do something extra special for her.  These princess cakes are beautiful and most are easy to make.  There are some more difficult cakes however, for the experienced cake decorator such as the castle cakes seen below.

You can make some in a specialty cake pan that you can find at your local crafts store or at wilton.com.  Some of these types of cakes are easy to decorate, so if you are a beginner at cake decorating, these are a great place to start.


Princess Cake Directions

  • 2 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2  - 3 (16 ounce) packages vanilla frosting
  • red food coloring

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour an ovenproof bowl(top edge 8″ in diameter, 1-1/2 quart size). Also, grease and flour three 8 inch cake pans.

Prepare the two cake mixes according to package directions. Pour 3 1/4 cups of batter into the ovenproof bowl. Divide the remaining batter between the three cake pans. Bake the layers for approximate 25-30 minutes and the bowl for 50-55 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack. Then cool completely.

It is preferably that you freeze the cake. It will make it much easier to work with the cake and it will cut down on crumbs. Cut your bowl cake crosswise, making two layers. Make a 2 inch hole in the center of each of your cakes. This will be used to insert your Barbie doll. If the cakes are too rounded, use a serrated knife to make the tops flat.

Tint the frosting with the red food coloring to achieve the desired pink color. Place the top of the cake on a platter and frost the top. Place the second cake on top and frost. Frost second cake. Repeat with the third layer. Then top with the larger bowl layer. Then finally top the cake with the smaller bowl layer. Using a serrated knife, trim the sides of the cakes to make the hooped skirt.

Crumb coat the cake by spreading a thin layer of frosting on the top and sides of the cakes. Freeze the cake one hour to set the cake.

Wrap the Barbie’s bottom torso with plastic wrap. If you need to wrap the hair in plastic wrap also to avoid getting frosting in her hair. Insert the doll down the hole in the cake. To frost Barbie’s upper torso you need a decorating bag with coupler and a #24 star tip. Put 1/3 cup frosting in the decorating bag. Use the #24 tip to cover the top torso of the doll. Use the remainder of the frosting to make a ruffled skirt.

Aren’t they cute?  If you make one of these cakes, please come back and let us know how you liked it!

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