Dive into Fun with a Barbie Pool Cake: A Splash-tacular Dessert!

 Hey there, cake enthusiasts! Get ready for a splash of creativity because today we're going to dive into the world of Barbie Pool Cakes. These adorable and vibrant cakes are not only delicious but also bring the fun of a pool party right to your dessert table. So, grab your swimsuit (figuratively speaking) and let's make a cake that will make a big splash at your next celebration!

To guide us through this exciting baking adventure, we'll be taking inspiration from a fabulous video tutorial by @sheri_wilson_ on TikTok. You can find the original video here: [source: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheri_wilson_/video/7229120389975166254?q=cake&t=1688205758027]. It's always important to credit the creators who inspire us, so kudos to Sheri Wilson for sharing this amazing idea!

Now, let's gather our ingredients and prepare to make a cake that will take your guests by surprise:

For the cake:

- Your favorite cake mix or homemade cake recipe (enough to make two 8-inch round cakes)

- Food coloring (blue for the pool, green for the grass, and any other colors you'd like for the decorations)

For the decorations:

- Barbie doll (make sure it's a doll specifically for cakes, with a plastic body and legs)

- Buttercream frosting (in various colors)

- Piping bags

- Decorating tips (such as star or grass tips)

- Fondant (in various colors)

- Edible decorations (such as gummy bears, wafer cookies, or candy fish)

Now that we're all set, let's jump right into the pool cake-making process!

Step 1: Bake your cakes according to the recipe instructions, making sure to use blue food coloring in the batter to create the pool effect. Once baked, let the cakes cool completely.

Step 2: While the cakes are cooling, let's prepare our decorations. Divide your buttercream frosting into separate bowls and tint each one with different colors using food coloring. Fill your piping bags with the colored frostings and attach the desired decorating tips.

Step 3: To create the pool area, level off the top of one cake layer and set it aside. Take the other cake layer and use a round cookie cutter or a knife to cut out the center, creating a pool-shaped cavity. Remove the excess cake, leaving a shallow pool area.

Step 4: Place the pool-shaped cake layer on a serving platter or cake board. Frost the sides and top of the pool area with blue buttercream frosting, creating a smooth surface to resemble water.

Step 5: Take the remaining cake layer and crumble it up. Mix the cake crumbs with some green buttercream frosting to create a mixture that resembles grass. Spread this grassy mixture around the pool area, creating a lawn-like texture.

Step 6: Now it's time to get our Barbie ready for a pool party! Take your Barbie doll and carefully wrap her lower body with plastic wrap. Insert the wrapped portion of the doll into the center of the cake, with the upper body sticking out.

Step 7: Use your colored buttercream frostings to pipe various decorations around the cake. Get creative and have fun! You can create flowers, trees, beach umbrellas, or any other pool party-themed designs that you fancy. Feel free to use fondant to sculpt additional decorations as well.

Step 8: Finish off your Barbie Pool Cake by adding some edible decorations. Place gummy bears or candy fish in the pool area to create the illusion of swimming. You can also use wafer cookies to make lounge chairs or cocktail umbrellas.

And voilĂ ! Your Barbie Pool Cake is complete and ready to make a splash at your celebration. Remember to remove the doll before serving and enjoy the deliciousness of your pool-inspired creation!

I hope this step-by-step guide has inspired you to create a memorable and delightful Barbie Pool Cake. So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let the cake-making adventure begin!