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Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Hey there,
Has anyone tasted the Barbie cake from Confiserie Bachmann? I would like to order it for my daughter bday and as they have only one flavour (which is chocolate with Almonds) available ( and no sample tasting).
I was wondering if its worth buying the cake for the price they are qouting. CHF 300 for 40 people!

Any suggestions?
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Old 18.04.2011, 14:58
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

I am sorry but I would never even consider paying that amount for a birthday cake (especially not for a child). Based on my experience kids don't even like these cakes (at least the birthday parties I supervised always ended up with most of the cake uneaten because the cake contains way to much cream for the kids liking).

Why don't you bake a simple chocolate cake and decorate it with some candles and smarties? If you want something more fancy you can include a "Schoggistengel". That's what we had as kids and we were always more than happy! But that's just my opinion.
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Old 18.04.2011, 18:54
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Bake/buy a simple cake..buy a barbie to stand on top of it. Or whatever position example a mermaid barbie. Decorate barbie´s dress to blend with the cake with icing and maybe smarties as suggested. You can even let your daughter help with the decorating unless its meant to be a surprise.
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Ridiculous yes, unexpected no. I have tried their cakes (not the barbie one) and they are really yummy but a tad too sweet. Have you tried Lillimoo? they are the best and not as expensive
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

When is your daughter's birthday? I could bake a Barbie cake for her if it is in the next 2 weeks!
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Ridiculous yes, unexpected no. I have tried their cakes (not the barbie one) and they are really yummy but a tad too sweet.
This is usually to help preserve the cake a bit more.
All commercial cakes "suffer" from this.
Even more so cakes that cannot contain alcohol (it's a kid's birthday cake...).

I now had a look at the webpage.
Would it be possible for you (the OP) to buy a smaller cake and taste if you actually like the aroma?
I think they have probably a half-dozen different flavored fillings that they mix with various (admittedly artful) decors.
Though, on reading the small-print, the doll isn't even an original Barbie!
Quick, somebody call Mattel's lawyers.
For 350, they should be able to throw-in a real one!
;-)

I have to concur that kids probably don't like these cakes very much - I surely didn't either. I preferred simple biscuit with fresh strawberries (maybe with a vanilla-pudding cream underneath - or baiser-cakes with a yoghurt red-currant filling. Or, of course, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ;-)
But anything commercial is most likely too sweet for my taste.
I'm also unsure if kids can actually "take apart" and "enjoy" the various aromas that flavor the cake - I can't remember if I could as a kid and I seriously doubt it.
For them, it's just a cake which looks special, I'm afraid.
So, for kids, less is more and simple is better. Most Probably.
;-)
And 300 is gross. Sort of. Especially if 3/4 of it ends in the bin as the kids only eat one bite....
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

I think taking an hour to spend with your daughter decorating the cake would mean alot to her. Im assuming shes in preschool or early school years. She then could proudly tell everybody that you both made it. Its memorable and special, compare it to a expensive surprise cake that will make her happy for mere seconds.
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

I see you live in Baar. There is a Deli/small little coffee shop in Baar, close to Athleticum (the shop's name now is missing from my mixed up brain!). The lady/owner speaks English and they host birthday parties as well.Have seen the little party in action, and I thought it was a great idea. Kids come to shop and they have their own space where they get dough/decorating etc etc and they make their own cookies, put it in oven and eventually can take these yummie cookies home in a 'take-away' box. the kids all dressed up with apron/hat etc. The lady also provide/bake a birthday cake and the whole party is held there on premises etc. You can sit and have a coffee while party is on, and also of course other moms/dads.
The birthday cake was delicious and she shops stocks some English/American products etc.
If you are going to pay 300.00 for a cake only, this could be an option...and even a cheaper option
can anyone help me with the name of the shop...otherwise I will post later as I have to ask my one friend the name of shop/Deli
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Peace Foods ?
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Old 19.04.2011, 17:16
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

You wouldn't need particularly good cake baking skills if you did a Barbie mud-wrestling cake:

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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

CK7...yes, thanks, it is Peace Foods. Thanks!
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Both my kids have birthdays in the next few weeks and I have to say there is no way I would spend that much on a simple birthday cake (particularly since most shop bought cakes are never that popular with young children anyway).

For the past few years I have used printed cake toppers for the girls cakes, and they have always been a huge success - well the under 5's seemed impressed! I get them from this seller in the UK. They can be personalised, she ships to CH, and they are super easy to use. One word of advice would be to get the 'icing sheet' toppers, as opposed to the 'rice paper' ones. The icing sheets are thicker and easier to work with.

I use a packet cake mix for the cake itself, knock up a quick batch of icing, pop the topper on top, and enjoy the party. I estimate the cost of a birthday cake for 20 children to work out at less than CHF 15 (for the whole cake - not per child).

Spend the rest on a bottle (or 6) of decent wine for yourself for after the party!!
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

Oh they look cute and affordable
I have seen a couple of birthday parties in CH and I have to admit I was NOT impressed by the cakes, actually I have more decorating abilities LOL then again kids do not seem to care, as long as the stuff is sweet and full of calories
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You wouldn't need particularly good cake baking skills if you did a Barbie mud-wrestling cake:

That's just soooo fake. I mean, look at them. They've still got their clothes on.
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Re: Barbie Cake from Confiserie Bachmann

I see that you are catering for 40 people , how big is the Barbie cake going to be?? What size Barble will they be sticking into it?? They are quoting Sfr7.50 per a piece, which is a bit high.

Why dont you bake one yourself? Use a Gugelhupf form - place another muffin on top, you will need a bit of height, cover the cake with marzipan, add some flowers (the sugar ones from the supermarket) and stick the doll in the middle, add the same colour marzipan for the top of the dress.
And you can serve cupcakes for the others, clearly you wont get 40 pieces from a Gugelhupf. I made one for my daughter's 3rd birthday, but I dont have any pics, the camera battery was dead, typical. Here is a link which has instructions http://momadvice.com/blog/2011/01/th...-cake-tutorial


I see that you are catering for 40 people , how big is the Barbie cake going to be?? What size Barble will they be sticking into it?? They are quoting Sfr7.50 per a piece, which is a bit high.
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