Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Martha Stewart Who?

This is what I will be spending my Wednesday night doing:


This is a Barbie doll cake that I will be slaving away in my kitchen making tonight.

I don't know that mine will be so tall (nor do I believe my icing job will be so elaborate).

I've always considered myself a great baker/chef, but this cake might be my biggest culinary challenge so far.

I've conquered homemade pie crust, I can do a mean marinaded London Broil and my scones are the bomb. Hopefully my Barbie Cake is a hit, too.

6 comments:

chris glass said...

I should hope you take a picture of your creation.

Nat said...

why does one make a barbie cake?

i am a masterful chef, but baking is not a skill...

i bet it will be pretty but agree that you should take a picture...

NB-C said...

This is surely the sign of the apocalypse (sp?)

Kate The Great said...

Chris, I will try to post a pic online... I've got a digital camera but I don't know how to get my pics on-line.

Nat, I am making a barbie cake for a 30 something producer at work who has 3 little girls. She has commented about the marvels of my baking delights before, and I mentioned I might be able to try my hand at the infamous Barbie cake. My friend's birthday was yesterday so her cake is a trial run... she says she may pay me to make one for her little girl in September.

NB-C, no, not a sign of the apocolypse, just a sign that I am really expanding on my baking talents. Maybe someday I can try to make the cake you told me you had at your bachelorette party? That one sounded like it involved some pyrotechnics though...

fence-sitter said...

Maybe this is obvious, but do you stick the doll in after you bake the cake? Or is it an edible culinary wonder? I've never seen a cake that bizarre.

Kate The Great said...

F-S... yes, it IS an odd cake, isn't it. I had no idea about it's existance until I attended a Barbie themed birthday party (for a friend's child). The things parents do for their kids these days...

Anyway.

The doll is a real Barbie. You wrap saran wrap (I had some blue stuff left over from my Saran Wrap tube top days, but that's another story for another day) around the doll's legs and stick her in when the cakes are completely cool. Then the kid gets present out of it, too...