Belle (from Beauty and the Beast)

For this Belle cake, I started with a dark haired Barbie.  I assembled circular layers of sponge and buttercream, making a hole in the centre in which she could stand (hygienically wrapped in plastic, of course) – and was rather surprised by just how out of proportion her legs were, compared with the rest of her body!

The cake was carved to show the drape of her skirts and covered with fabric of pale yellow fondant, adding a bodice to match.  Accents of white icing and a hand-made rose completed the impression of Beauty about to dance with her lovely Beast.