Wondering what kind of birthday cake you’d get if you were my kid?

Well, you’d get a chocolate fudge cake (from scratch) with dark chocolate buttercream (from scratch) covered with fondant (from scratch) that pretty much looked like Barbie as the Island Princess.

And it would sing.

Four different songs.

And it would have a matching tiara for you.

Barbie as the Island Princess Birthday Cake. 

Yep, that’s what you’d get.

The party is in 12 hours. 

 Here’s to hoping Barbie makes it that long and that no one gags from princess overload tomorrow.

Because it’s totally likely.


A big disgustingly humungo thank you shout out to Laurlee of Cakes de Fleur  in Salt Lake City for making and tinting the fondant for me. And for supplying the dress mold. And for giving us cupcakes when we went into her shop. She’s known me since I was in Kindergarten if not longer, and I want to be just like her when I grow up.

Now go buy cakes from her.

She’s even better than me.



  1. Mmm, trying to rearrange my schedule so I can be there, even if for 20 minutes. Barbie looks good enough to eat. Is that bad? Holy crap you did an awesome job, look at that piping.

  2. I’m completely impressed. You did an amazing job, I’m sure that the cake was throughly ooohed and aaaahed over!!!

  3. The Terrorist’s birthday is Feb 6. When are you showing up to make the cake?

    Your cake looks amazing.

  4. I thought I was doing a pretty good job in the birthday party department. It’s official. I suck.

  5. holy freakin’ amazing.

    i’m sad to say that i’ve never made a fancy cake for either of the girls birthday.

    once again, amazing.

  6. Awww… although ours didn’t sing, that cake reminds me of the ones that my grandmother used to make for my sisters and me when we were little. Thanks for that little trip down memory lane.

    Beautiful job! Hope the party goes well!

  7. Girl, you are TOO much!

  8. Success!!! I can’t believe it! (Is it bad that all I want to do is tear into that sucker to see if you cut Barbie’s legs off?)

  9. wow. i made Emily a barbie cake like that when she turned 3. mine wasn’t half as nice as yours. and it certainly didn’t sing. good thing she hasnt’ discovered your blog yet. 🙂

  10. WOW!! I mean WOW!

  11. CAN one have too much Princessing? I suppose it is possible, but I think it would take me quite a long time.

    The cake rocks, of course. And it is always good to know a good baker in the state.

  12. Of course she would get the coolest ever Barbie cake!

  13. Gorgeous! Does that mean there’s a whole Barbie inside there?

    And, Moosh helped decorate, right? I know Kid sure helped me when I made that mermaid cake this summer…… Uh, not.

  14. My mom used to make me baby cakes. I don’t believe they were ever quite this fancy though.

  15. And then it all gets eaten…Booo.

    Gorgeous cake!

  16. YUM!! Can’t wait to see pics 😀

  17. Dear God, if I didn’t already feel inadequate as a mother, you just finished me off and made it official.

    Thanks for that Casey. I knew I could count on you.

  18. Unbelievable! What a gorgeous cake. You can adopt me, if you’d like.

  19. You never cease to amaze me!

  20. I’m so glad my daughter can’t read. If she could, she’d want you to adopt her.

  21. wow! how can you even cut into a cake as beautiful as that without crying???

  22. Simply Amazing! Seriously, how do you do it?

    Have a good party.

  23. Amber Welch says:

    Really is amazing, not only the cake, but Casey and the moosh too. xo

  24. Oh Mylanta! How do you make a cake sing? It’s beautiful.

    I can only aspire to your greatness.

  25. Ooooooooh yummy!!! And a new cake place in town is always a plus 🙂

  26. And I WAS so proud of the boxed sheet-cake mix I prepared for my son’s 2nd b-day yesterday.

    Dang it.

  27. soooo cute! i really need to get back into those cake decorating classes!

  28. omg, what a beautiful cake, I bet the moosh really LOVED it!

  29. that’s beautiful, really, but those cakes always kind of creeped me out. her feet are in my cake or did her legs get eaten already?

  30. freakin amazing!

    I ordered a T-rex cake from the same woman who did our wedding cake and my shower cake, I thought it was fitting.

  31. Beautiful decorating job Casey.

  32. wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

  33. That’s unreal. You should be on Ace of Cakes.

  34. Looks great!! 3 years already eh?

  35. My daughter is 5 and is already planning her 6th birthday bash in June. Yikes.

    She wants a Barbie Island Princess cake…we’re in Nashville so I may have to send this link to a friend’s sister who makes cakes here!

    Beautiful! We are in Island Princess land right now thanks to Santa. 😉

  36. Ohmigawsh! That cake is soooo beautiful! What a lucky little Moosh!

    Casey’s last blog post..I fought the flu and the flu won


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