Barbie Cake Decorations

There are several Barbie cake designs on this page that any girl would absolutely love! And they're very simple that you can easily make them.

If you make your own theme cake and you'd like to add it to the cakes' gallery on this website, you can do it here.

Barbie Birthday Cake Gallery:
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and read baking instructions)

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Cake submitted by Anthea H. from South Africa

Barbie Cake


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Make 3 layers (depends on the height of your cake - it can be 2 layers). Place the cake in the center of a cake platter. (This is important, because shifting the cake after it's decorated can smudge the sugar.)

Smear each level with icing sugar. Place your Barbie doll on top in the centre of the cake and start decorating.

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Barbie cake submitted by Jo C. from Nelson, New Zealand

Barbie Birthday Cake

Bake the cake in the tin/bowl of your choice. (You can use a standard cake recipe or a packet mix. The cake can be any flavor: vanilla, chocolate etc. Marbled pink and white gives a great effect.)

Once the cake is baked, leave to cool. This is important because you don't want the butter icing to melt!

Carefully cut a hole into the top of the cake and insert the doll. Spread a thick, even layer of butter icing over the surface of the cake.

The butter icing is best moist to ensure the marshmallows stick on easily. Depending on how quickly you work, you may need to apply some more butter icing later, or ice the bottom half of the cake first and then apply the top layer of icing later.

Place cake onto the cake board you want to serve it on. You will not want to move it after this stage.

Starting at the bottom, place the marshmallows all the way around the base of the cake. Then repeat doing one layer at a time. I ensured that the marshmallows were not placed directly above one another. I sat the top one at the intersection of the bottom two. (See picture for clearer explanation.)

Continue this layering with marshmallows until you reach the doll at the top. I used a white layer at the top and bottom, and pink for the main body of the skirt.

Finally, insert the artificial flowers in between the marshmallows. Edible iced flowers would look great and would be easier when it comes to eating. I used artificial due to availability and cost.

Tips: Make sure you have everything you need ready before you begin. This cake is not difficult to make nor overly time consuming. However, it is best to allow yourself an hour or so for the decorating.

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Cake submitted by Manal O. from Amman, Jordan

Barbie Doll Birthday Cake

I had 2 round cakes (one bigger than the other): I baked one in a 9 inch pan, and for the smaller one I used a Pyrex glass bowl.

Take the smaller cake and try to make a hole in the middle with a sharp knife so you can place the Barbie doll. Place the big cake on the plate or tray where you intend to serve it. Using frosting, attach the smaller cake on top of it.

Color buttercream frosting using colors you like. I used green and pink. Using a piping bag, frost the cakes to make the dress. After you reach the top of the second cake, cool the cake to let the frosting set.

Place your doll in the middle of the cake and make sure you lift the hair up. Frost the doll's upper body with frosting to make the dress top.

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Barbie cake submitted by Herawati W. from Jakarta, Indonesia

Barbie Fairytopia Cake

First, I baked 2 layers of 30 diameter cakes, and for the top I baked the 20 cm diameter cakes. For the coating I use plastic icing.

After covering the big layers, I put smaller cakes on the top and covered loosely with the plastic icing. I put the real Barbie doll on the top (so that it can be a present for the birthday girl).

Next I put a couple different sized roses made by plastic icing. I put some fresh strawberries between the roses all around the cake. I also used some princess cake decorations on it.

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Barbie cake submitted by Susan J. from Edmonton, Canada

Barbie Doll Cake

Use 2 Betty Crocker chocolate cake mixes. Mix package according to instructions. Bake each package in a fluted pan at different times. Now you have 2 fluted shape cakes. Stick cakes on top of each other with icing between them to hold two layers together.

Carve the top cake at the upper part to make an upside-down cone shape. Add icing to hole in the center of the cake. Stick the Barbie doll in the center where you added the icing. Spread icing on the cake including her upper body.

Once you've covered the cake and Barbie with your favorite color of icing, smooth the icing evenly all over. (Remember to keep the waist looking slim.) Over the smooth icing start designing the dress with a different color icing, until you get the style you desire.

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