This past weekend our family celebrated a very special event. Our little baby girl of the family, Ashlyn, turned one. My cousin (her mother) gave me the honor several months back, of being her Godmother. I am so lucky to have another beautiful little girl to call my Goddaughter. Ashlyn is the kind of baby that ALWAYS has a smile on her face and her gorgeous big blue eyes are always watching the situation, she is so aware of all her surroundings. I cant wait for her to start talking, I have a feeling she is going to be a total gas.
Anybody who is a ‘cake researcher’ (this is how I like to refer to myself and the nerds who fall into my category of constantly googling cake images) has seen the classic idea of shoving a barbie doll into a dress bottom shaped cake. A lot of people hate this idea as it seems too ‘traditional’. Being a lover of most things classic, I have always wanted to try one of these cakes. I knew it would be easy and look pretty, also, I was able to give Ashlyn her first Barbie with this cake idea, which was key
So away I went, baking my funfetti cake and filling it with my favorite and most reliable vanilla buttercream recipe. I made sure to cover Barbie’s body with saran wrap before I inserted her into the cake for the sake of germ prevention. On a side note, I have not had a reason to look at a Barbie in a long time, is it possible her body is getting even MORE ridiculous? Not only does she have the 52 inch chest and 14 inch waist ratio going, she now seems to be 7 feet tall?! Fitting her foot long legs into the cake was somewhat of a feat!
All in all, everything went smoothly with this cake project. Ashlyn’s big blue eyes grew even wider when she saw the cake, it was so cute.