how to make a doll sized sponge cake

Today I wanted to share with you a fun and easy way to make Dolly Sponge Cake from a Sponge!

how to make a doll sized sponge cake

To make the cakes as show above you will need:

  • 2 round sponges ( I got mine at the dollar store)
  • A sponge paint brush
  • Icing color white paint
  • Decorating color pink fabric paint (or other colored paint) I used fabric pant as the bottle has a tip that makes decorating easy
  • Scissors

how to make a doll sized sponge cake

Step 1 –  Cut one of your sponges into 8 pieces and set aside

how to make a doll sized sponge cake

Step 2 – Use your decorating color take a sponge cake slice and run a line of paint down the middle of what would be the inside of your cake. This gives each piece the look of a double layer cake, make sure to do both sides of each cut piece and stand each piece up to dry.

how to make a doll sized sponge cake

Step 3 –  “Ice” your remaining sponge covering it with your chosen icing color. Spread the paint over the sponge with your paintbrush. Sponges are thirsty so you may need more paint then you think to cover it! Set it aside to dry.

how to make a doll sized sponge cake

Step 4 – Carefully (if your sponge slices are not quite dry) Ice your sponge cake slices. Start by icing the top and then the rounded outer edge of your cake slice. Repeat on all eight pieces.

Step 5 – Use your decorating color and add decoration to your cake, keeping in mind you will want to duplicate your design on your cake slices so you will be able to display and sever a matching cake!

Step 6 – Repeat the design on your slices as shown in the photo above let dry. I decided to add a heart in the middle of my cake but you can do a star or your own design. To make it look like each slice had part of the heart on it, I decorated the end of each cake slice with more pink paint.

Step 7 – Once dry set up a tea party or birthday party to share your cake with all your dolly friends. I used a cupcake stand as my dolly cake stand and my dollar store tea set to serve the cake. Once the cake is “cut and served” then replace your round cake with the remaining cake slices so your party photo’s look more realistic!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post and look forward to sharing more photos and crafts with you next week.

Karen