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Barbiecore Cake: Whimsical and Glamorous Barbie-inspired Dessert

 

Hey foodies! Today, I've got a super trendy and adorable dessert for you all - the Barbiecore Cake! 🍰💖 Now, you might be wondering, "What on earth is Barbiecore?" Well, it's a whimsical and fun aesthetic inspired by Barbie dolls and everything pink, glamorous, and fabulous! And this cake is the epitome of Barbiecore goodness! It's perfect for birthdays, girls' night in, or any time you want to unleash your inner Barbie.

So, let's get started with the step-by-step guide to creating this jaw-droppingly stunning Barbiecore Cake!

Ingredients:

- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

- 2 ½ tsp baking powder

- ½ tsp salt

- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

- 3 large eggs, at room temperature

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 cup whole milk

- Pink gel food coloring

For the Buttercream Frosting:

- 2 cups unsalted butter, softened

- 4 cups powdered sugar

- 2 tsp vanilla extract

- Pink gel food coloring

For the Decorations:

- Barbie doll (make sure it's clean and wrapped in plastic)

- Assorted colorful candies and sprinkles

- Edible glitter (because we need extra sparkle, right?)

Instructions:

1. Bake the Cake:

- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.

- In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined, and try not to overmix.

- Divide the batter into two bowls, and add a generous amount of pink gel food coloring to one of them. Stir until you get a lovely pink hue.

- Pour each batter into the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.

- Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

- Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

2. Make the Buttercream Frosting:

- In a large bowl, whip the softened butter until creamy and fluffy.

- Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue whipping until well combined.

- Stir in the vanilla extract.

- Add pink gel food coloring until you achieve your desired shade of pink. Whip until the frosting is smooth and evenly colored.

3. Assemble the Barbiecore Cake:

- Level the tops of both cake layers with a knife or cake leveler to create an even surface.

- Place one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand.

- Frost the top of the cake layer with a generous amount of pink buttercream frosting.

- Carefully place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining pink buttercream frosting. Use a spatula to create smooth and even sides.

- Now comes the fun part! Decorate the cake with colorful candies, sprinkles, and edible glitter. Go wild with your creativity and make it as vibrant and Barbie-worthy as possible!

- Finally, insert the clean Barbie doll into the center of the cake, allowing her to stand tall and proud amidst all the sugary goodness.

4. Show off Your Barbiecore Creation:

- Once you've completed decorating your Barbiecore Cake, take a moment to admire your masterpiece. It's a true work of art!

- Invite your friends, family, or fellow Barbiecore enthusiasts and share this delightful cake at your celebration or party.

Remember, this cake is all about embracing your playful and girly side, so have fun with it! The Barbiecore trend is all about embracing pink, sparkles, and everything fabulous, just like Barbie herself.

I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide to creating the show-stopping Barbiecore Cake. If you make it, don't forget to snap some pictures and share them on social media. And most importantly, take a moment to savor the deliciousness and bask in all the Barbiecore glory! Until next time, happy baking! 💖🍰

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