Little girls love their princesses. This Barbie cake made from fresh watermelon is great for celebrating girls’ birthdays. Make one of these and watch your girl’s face, light up. This short video will give you an overview of how to make one of these pretty Barbie princess “cakes”.
If you aren’t seeing the video here, scroll down to the YouTube version below.
Besides being beautiful, Barbie cakes made of fresh watermelons are a healthy alternative to regular cakes that are full of fats, processes flour and refined sugar. If you have a girl in your life with a gluten allergy or diabetes, this idea might be just what you are looking for.
The video on this page shows just one style. There are many ways that you can take this idea and change up the look of the skirt. Here how one of my customers made a similar Barbie from fresh fruit. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Sonia used a watermelon as the skirt and attach the fruit with toothpicks.
5 Steps to Make Your Watermelon Barbie Cake
Here are written instructions for those who prefer to read , rather than watch a 2 minute video.
- Get a Barbie that has a molded bodice with a removable skirt and bring it with you when you shop for your watermelon so that you’ll get the right size and shape watermelon for your doll.
- Cut about ¼ off the end of your watermelon and set cut side down. Then peel off the outer rind. If you are an experienced carver you can leave the green rind. That way, your ruffles can have green edges. For beginners, it’s easier to carve if you remove the rind first.
- Mark off segments with vertical lines and carve out the vertical segments revealing the pink fruit. Carve so that the segments with the rind are curved and not bluntly square.
- Then working from top to bottom, carve away horizontal pieces to make the layered ruffle look. Continue all the way around.
- Cut a hole in the top and carve out some of the fruit so that you can shove the Barbie’s feet, legs and hips into the watermelon. Start with a smaller hole because you can always make a hole bigger as needed. Once your Barbie doll is in the melon, you can add some pieces of rind like I did (see video for illustrations) to camouflage the gaps between the doll and the watermelon. I made it look scalloped so it would be consistent with the rest of the skirt.
More Barbie Princesses made using fruit.
Customer Student Kate Keirat sent in her two variations of her Barbie cakes made with fresh watermelon.
Here is one more variation created a customer / student Gumersido Hernandez.
Have fun making your own Barbie cake of fresh fruit.