This past weekend was one of my closest friend’s birthday. A few months back, I made her boyfriend the Elsa doll cake and I promised her for her birthday that I was making her an Ariel doll cake. What’s funny was that even though we talked about it, she thought I was joking because it never came up again in conversation. Well, I definitely surprised her and she loved the cake!
The doll cake instruction is similar to the Sailor Moon doll cake I made a few months ago. The only difference is that I made her sit on a rock instead of making a skirt.
Using Wilton’s doll cake pan, bake your favorite cake mix according to the instructions or until baked. I recommend baking the cake the night before you need to decorate it. Putting it in the freezer overnight will help make decorating a lot easier.
When you’re ready to decorate, dig a hole in the middle of the cake enough to fit the doll in.
Slice the cake in half and fill with your favorite filling.
Place the doll in the middle and frost lightly with the remainder of your frosting. You don’t have to put thick layers of frosting for this.
Roll out dark gray fondant to cover the cake.
Mold fondant to look like her tail and wrap the top around her waist.
Before adding her fins, we will be putting the waves first. I used Wilton’s Sea Life mold for this.
While using the mold, dust it with cornstarch so that the fondant will not stick to it. Add the fins once you’re done lining the bottom with the wave fondant.
Add extra details using the same mold.
And you are done! I hope you enjoy this tutorial. <3