Barbie cake - recipe

Barbie cake

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  1. 1

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

  2. 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

    For this step you'll need:

    • 225g Butter (unsalted)
    • 225g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 2 tbsp Milk (whole)
    • 225g Self-raising white flour
    • 50g Cornflour
    • 50g Almonds (ground)
  3. 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. 4

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

  5. 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.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 175g Apricot jam
    • 2 tbsp Water
  6. 6

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

    For this step you'll need:

    • 110g Sugar paste icing white
  7. 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. 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.

    For this step you'll need:

  9. 9

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

    For this step you'll need:

    • 120g Icing sugar plus extra for dusting
    • 2tsp Water
  10. 10

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

    For this step you'll need:

    • Sugar paste hearts

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