Doc McStuffins Cake

Disney has a new show perfect for little ones that want to grow up to be doctors just like Elizabeth does.  So for her 6th birthday, she wanted a Doc McStuffins themed party.  Here is the cake I made for her including some photos on how I made the Doc McStuffins figurine – she’s made mostly out of gumpaste and her clothing is a mix of gumpaste and fondant – I also used a Tootsie Pop to make her head with =)

I’ve been playing around with different ways to make faces and this has been my favorite technique thus far – I also used it on the Strawberry Shortcake Figurines I made a few weeks ago too.  Here are some step by step photos that I was able to capture….

I was digging through out my pantry looking for something to use for the inside of Doc McStuffins head.  I’ve used styrofoam balls before but kids, no matter how often you tell them not to bite into the head and that it’s not edible, still manage to sneak in that bite.  I’ve also used rice krispie treats before but it was after midnight and I really didn’t want to go through the entire process of making a tiny batch just for the head.  So alas, I found this Tootsie roll pop in our candy stash – it was the perfect size!  Now the head is entirely edible except for the popsicle stick inside it – ha hah!

Step #1: Cover the Tootsie Roll Pop with fondant and mold it into a round ball.  Then add the features – forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Step #2:  Cover the lollipop with a piece of skin-toned fondant, smooth out the seams along the back of the head (the hair will hide it) and mold in the features of the face.

Next Steps:  Define the nose, add the eyes, lips, and hair. Use a toothpick to add the freckles and dust the cheeks and eyelids with pink luster dust.

Note:  I like to use small sewing pins to hold up the fondant while it dries.  You can see one that I used with a yellow head for the bangs.  I also used 3 sewing pins to hold up the ruffles along the skirts’ bottom.  They work perfectly and only leave a tiny little pin hole behind.

Since this figurine needed to be 5 inches tall, I had to add another popsicle stick to the torso section.  I twisted the Tootsie Roll Lollipop stick around a longer popsicle stick and used white floral tape to keep it all held together and secure.  I then covered the entire mid-section with a piece of white gumpaste and built the clothing up over it.

From this stage forward, I forgot to take more photos of the process but hopefully you can see what was done.

We had cupcakes that I frosted with pink buttercream and I added a dash of glitter to make them sparkle.  I also made little pink fondant hearts and added them over some wafer cookies to look like band aids.  The birthday girls mom setup the dessert table with little cups that held pink and white licorice candies that resembled pills and a glass canister that held large marshmallows to resemble cotton balls.  It was a super cute party!

(photo courtesy of Tuan Le)
(photo courtesy of Tuan Le)
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9 comments

    • Angela says:

      Hi Jenny, the “Elizabeth” is a Tappit Block Cutter that I modified by cutting off the projecting “serif” pieces off of to make the lettering look more simplier.

    • Angela Tran says:

      There’s a 6 inch popsicle stick where I wrapped about 2 inches of it around her torso and the remaining 4 inches was used to insert into the cake. One of her legs was built around the popsicle stick.

  1. timjaymom says:

    Woah! I love the idea of using a pop candy to make the head! Thank you so much for sharing. Am going to try it out soon.

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