This is not my first attempt at making a doll cake but this is definitely the first time I am dressing the doll in fondant.I made my first doll cake in 2006, my final year in the university.The doll/cake was dressed in royal icing from my room in the hostel and transported from Benin city to Portharcourt for my little niece's first birthday. I made that memorable trip with my favorite cousin ,Ugo.
As much as I enjoyed making and looking at my first doll cake,I can not deny that covering the doll in fondant makes her come out more beautiful and sleek.Dressing her up felt more like dressing a kid.You would want the hands in the air so they do not interfere.Also tie up the hair so they do not get in your way.
The doll's dress is a vanilla sponge cake, baked in a Wilton doll pan and she is standing on a 12 inch double layer of vanilla and chocolate cake.
My favorite part would be the celebrant's name written on a fondant banner with pink food writer and lined with baby pink edible pearls! I will have to write my name like that some day.