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No matter how difficult the task, or how awsomely you overcome a baking challenge, there's always someone or something lurking in the background, waiting to take the shine off your day. For my nie
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What a Doll!

posted at 10/17/2008 9:37 AM EDT
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No matter how difficult the task, or how awsomely you overcome a baking challenge, there's always someone or something lurking in the background, waiting to take the shine off your day.

For my niece's 5th birthday, I wanted to make a brand-name doll cake. After she ate the cake, the doll would become part of her birthday present. The hard party was trying to determine exactly how to go about accomplishing the task.

The first step was finding the perfect doll. After an afternoon of shopping I found her. . .sweet face, all dressed up and even a crown on her head! Now, to figure out how to get her in the cake and even, what to bake the cake in! I finally found a metal bowl that would cause the cake to look like a dress after baking and being inverted.

Chocolate cake (of course), and after baking, I had to wrap the doll in plastic wrap so she wouldn't be "icky" to handle. After the cake was baked, I inserted the doll. . .the dimensions of the dress were a tad off, but I figured I could be forgiven by a 5 yr old! I then spent the next few hours decorating the "dress."

Finally. . .voila! There she stood in all her crowned pink glory. . .I had to clean out the fridge to make room for her (which wasn't such a bad thing), but was totally POOPED when I finally finished.

The next day my neice took one look at my glorious production and started screaming and crying and wouldn't stop until I dragged the doll OUT of the cake and handed it to her!!

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/26/2011 7:02 PM EDT
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I hope you took pictures of your efforts!  Kids are so unpredictible.  But I say you get all "A's" for all that work.

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/26/2011 10:59 PM EDT
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Well, PT, after all that work I hope her mother at least thanked you.  You deserve a lot more than that for all your hard work!

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/27/2011 5:40 AM EDT
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Your efforts were commendable but you never know how a child will react.

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/27/2011 6:45 AM EDT
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Great story - you never know what youngsters will do.

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/27/2011 7:24 AM EDT
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What a wonderful aunt. I know how unpredictable children can be at that age. My daughter was supposed to be a flower girl at my brother's wedding and when it came to walking down the aisle...no way with many tears and her daddy caved and didn't make her do it.

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/27/2011 7:27 AM EDT
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One never knows with a child.  At any rate....good job!!

Re: What a Doll!

posted at 7/27/2011 8:42 AM EDT
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neat story thanks for sharing

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