Wanna rock the runway when RuPaul's Drag Race hits the road on February 24th? Here's the tutorial if you want to make their own Drag Doll Cake - download your favorite Rupaul song for ultimate inspiration as you decorate the cake.
This cake is made the same way as other doll cakes, but instead of using Barbie you'll transform GI Joe into GI Jane.
The makeover begins with a little glitter, glue, red marker for the lips and blush and false eyelashes. I used glittered map pins as earrings. Remember it is easier to decorate the doll's face first - add your details before placing the body into the cake.
Next, bake the cake using a mix - no need to bake a cake from scratch - the fun is in the decorating.
You could run out and get a princess pan to make the dress shape, but in a pinch I used a metal Kitchen Aid bowl and a size appropriate round cake pan, for the first level of the cake. This helps make the cake a little higher, especially if your dude doll is tall.
You'll need two boxes, one for the dome shape and one for the round cake pan. You might even attempt a different shape for the dress - as we know queens come in all sizes.
Allow the cake to cool before you start decorating. No need to make homemade frosting, when easy-to-spread Betty Crocker will do. Frost the top of the round cake and place the dome shape on top. Cut a hole out of the center to insert the doll.
Time to add your gumball falsies, but soft gum drops are even better! I used Royal Icing to hold them in place, add the falsies allow them the icing to set.
Next, apply a crumb coat (a thin layer of frosting) all around the cake - an off set spatula is perfect for this process.
Now add a frosting wig. I used yellow frosting and sprinkled it with yellow sanding sugar, for that extra sparkle. Notice the aluminum foil robe - fancy & fabulous - but the purpose is to keep the sanding sugar off the cake.
If you have a cake decorating set - all the better - decorative tips and bags make the decorating process much easier and a little more professional looking, plus you can get waves in the hair and more detail in the dress.
Pipe frosting down the sides of the cake and fill in with the decorative tip you like most. There aren't any rules when you create a drag cake - be fierce and have fun! Cocktails make the decorating process much more liberating.
You can further embellish the cake with candy, dragees or sequins that are removed prior to eating... Now grab yourself a cocktail and eat all of this beauty!
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