Scattered but Resourceful

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I may not think ahead far enough to check the instructions before I go to the store to get the ingredients to make a skirt-shaped cake for my daughter’s birthday . . . but I’m creative.

Frozen Doll Cake at

Creative enough to solve the oh-I-need-to-make-two-so-I-can-add-enough-length-to-the-skirt problem I faced last weekend:

Making the Skirt Cake Long Enough at

What’s easier? Have Hubby run out for 2 cake donuts in the morning, or run to the store at 10 p.m. and then bake another cake?

The donuts are easier. I promise.

Note to self: Photos taken from slightly above make anyone (even a donut-skirted princess from Frozen) look less hip-py.

Instructions for this cake.





  1. 1

    This is hilarious! I’ve never made any special cakes, but I always thought skirt cakes were interesting. Thanks for sharing your dilemma 🙂

  2. 3

    You are an awesome Mom!

  3. 4

    You win the award for most creative! I would have never thought of that. Kudos!

  4. 5

    Haha! This happened to me and I ended up popping the legs off the Barbie! Not a stellar idea, but what are ya gonna do, right?

  5. 7

    Very nice job…and smart thinking on the donuts! I’ve made a couple of those – always with two mixes, and have had to throw away a bunch of cake. What a waste, so if I ever have to do another, I’ll keep this…and cutting the legs off a cheap fashion doll in mind. Happy belated Birthday to your daughter! 😀

  6. 8
    Danielle B says:

    This is soooo cute!!

    For future reference, you can make frosting without shortening. Blech

  7. 9

    Love this!! Last year, I set the skirt cake on top of my upside down bundt pan to give the barbie’s legs extra room. It worked great! I’m making the Anna skirt cake tomorrow for my second daughter’s 4th birthday. Her request. 🙂

  8. 10
    Christine says:

    When I do our doll cakes, I do bake two mixes, but do one of them as two round cakes, stacked with frosting, and then the shaped one on top. Much less cake wasted, and it will hold an entire doll. I love your fill in though, and maybe next time I’ll just get a dozen donuts and mash them together into a cake. It’d sure taste good!

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