Each year Wilton introduces new licensed character products. In doing so, we always strive to stay current and fun. What is being searched for on our website? What are the hottest themes kids want for their birthday parties? What is selling off the shelves at retail? The answer this year is Barbie™!
Barbie™ has previously been in Wilton’s lineup and is making her reintroduction this Summer. With 9,000 searches on Wilton.com in 2011, you told us Barbie™ is ready for a comeback!
When designing the Barbie™ pan, we were careful to stay true to Barbie’s image, but didn’t want the decorating to be intimidating. Our licensed pans are meant to be fun to work with!
We know that faces are the most complicated part of decorating character cakes. Cartoon faces are easier to achieve with icing. Human-like faces are complex.
Keeping in mind that character pans are popular with busy parents who may be inexperienced cake decorators, we wanted to help make the decorating experience easy so you can make an amazing cake! To that end, the Barbie™ cake pan will include a plastic facemaker, which eliminates the need to decorate her face.
With all the time saved on attempting to re-create Barbie’s beautiful face out of icing, you can spend more time creatively dressing her up. For example, the top portion of her dress could be altered and colors changed. A necklace could be added or even earrings. The packaging instructions will show a pink headband with bow. The possibilities are endless!
Will you be planning a Barbie™ party? Did you contribute to her comeback? I’d love to hear about it!