My younger daughter Aisha turned 7 yesterday. Since she is a big Frozen fan I decided to bake an Elsa Doll Cake for her.
I have read contradicting information about the amount of batter as well as the temperature that the cake needs to be baked at while using the Wilton Wonder Mold. I decided to make batter for a standard two layer nine inch vanilla cake and baked it at 350 degrees F for around 50 minutes. The finished cake only filled about half the pan . So, perhaps next time I can add more batter and bake it at 325 degrees F.
Since I was using a full sized fashion doll I needed to add more height to the cake. So I baked two nine inch rounds to stack.
I leveled the base of the dome shaped cake which I baked using the Wilton Wonder Mold. Then I stacked the nine inch layers beneath it using frosting in between the layers.
I carved out the nine inch rounds to give it the appearance of a gown. This was my first attempt at carving any sort of cake . I was worried that I didn’t do a particularly good job but the icing managed to cover up some of the flaws.
Then it was time to do a crumb coat and chill the cake in the refrigerator for about an hour before covering it with rosettes.
For inserting the doll I carefully carved out a hole in the middle of the cake using a small knife and scooped out the crumbs using a small spoon. I had chosen a Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll which has a removable skirt. I removed the doll’s skirt and shoes and wrapped the legs in cling wrap so that it became food safe. The cling wrap also prevented the doll’s legs from getting messy.
I used around 4.5 cups of American Buttercream frosting tinted with blue and teal colors. I also used snowflake shaped sugar candies and sugar pearls.
It was a fun cake to make though next time I might experiment with adding more batter to get a taller cake from the Wonder Mold. I think I might still need to use one nine inch round beneath the cake if using a full sized fashion doll.
The birthday girl was doubly delighted since she got the Elsa doll to play with.
Have you used Wilton Wonder Mold? What has been your experience with it?
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