Making Her Entrance

Making Her Entrance

When this star in shades arrives, the party starts! Make our rich, tasty cream cheese pound cake in the Classic Wonder Mold and finish with a fondant dress covered in colorful stars with glittery sparkles. She's dressed for her big moment in dazzling doll accessories. It's the perfect cake for a young girl's birthday, a pre-prom gathering or your Academy Awards party.

Serves 12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake the Cake

Preheat oven to 325°F. Position oven rack in lower half of oven. Grease and flour Classic Wonder Mold (or spray with vegetable pan spray with flour). Make cake batter; pour into prepared pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Position cooled cake on foil-wrapped cake circle.

Step 2

Step 2: Cover Cake with Rolled Fondant

Tint about 30 oz. of white fondant rose and tint a 2 in. ball of white fondant blue. Prepare cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Roll out rose fondant 1/16-in. thick (you'll need about a 15-in. circle; reserve remaining). Cover cake with fondant; smooth. Lightly brush with water; sprinkle with white Cake Sparkles. Attach star sprinkles with dots of buttercream icing. For bodice, roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. rectangle. Wrap around doll pick; trim excess with knife. Smooth fondant around pick with fingers. For straps, cut two 3/16 x 1 in. strips; attach with damp brush. Insert pick in cake.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

For stole, roll out reserved rose fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 1-1/4 x 10 in. long strip. Wrap strip around doll pick, gathering in folds at ends. Make pony tail on pick using small rubber band; cut a small rose fondant strip and attach around rubber band with icing. Position doll accessories.

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