She is my favorite princess of all time, Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon. Since I started Geek Grubs, I’ve always wanted to make a Sailor Moon dessert. After weeks of trying to figure out what, I finally settled on a Princess Serenity/Sailor Moon doll cake.
I grew up in the Philippines watching Sailor Moon every Saturday evening. I don’t recall how old I was when I first started watching her but she was my hero. I used to ask my parents to buy me Sailor Moon toys for as long as I can remember. Because of circumstances, those toys were lost forever. Last year, Sailor Moon Crystal started and I was so happy that they finally released a lot of Sailor Moon merchandise. I have her 2 proplica wands thanks to my awesome husband, both of them displayed proudly on top of my bookshelf. Anyway, enough about me going crazy about Sailor Moon and let’s start making an awesome Sailor Moon doll cake!
For the base, you can use your favorite cake mix and frosting. To create the dome shape, I used Wilton’s Doll Cake Pan. To make a taller cake, use 2 boxes of cake mix or add a 9-inch round layer at the bottom. I only used 1 cake mix for now because this was just an experiment. While your cake is baking, let’s start creating the doll portion.
For the doll, I used a Rapunzel doll from the Disney store and just painted her eyes to look more anime-ish. I also styled her hair to look like Usagi-chan’s. I took out the legs and saran-wrapped the bottom torso.
Roll out a small portion of your favorite white fondant and cover her upper body and torso area.
Add some details like the yellow lace part of her dress and sleeve caps.
This is how your cake will look like coming out of the pan. I recommend making the base flat.
Cut out a small portion of the top so that we can put the doll in the cake.
Make sure that the hole is not too deep or wide.
Place the doll on the cake and secure with icing.
Once your doll is secured, spread some of the icing on the cake. Roll out some white fondant to wrap around the cake to cover it. Since her dress is simple, we didn’t really need to do a lot of details. Add finishing touches like ribbons on her hair.
And voila! You’ve got an adorable Sailor Moon doll cake. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making one of these again for my birthday later this year. I hope you enjoyed reading my Sailor Moon doll cake post!