***Here's a perfect idea for a birthday party or Bachelorette party. Try to find a Barbie or Ken doll that looks like your friend. Same color hair, same color eyes, etc. You can decorate your cake any way you like. I went with dark chololate 3 layers of cake, cream cheese frosting, sprinkles, Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, Happy Birthday candles, chocolate chips to write my friends name, shot glass with chocolate cake shot, lemon with sugar on it, and Kettle One mini bottle of alcohol + Frangelico liqueur mini bottle.
1 box of cake mix - I went with Betty Crocker Super Moist Dark Chocolate - 15.25 oz.
(you will need 3 eggs, water, and Vegetable oil to mix with the cake mix)
3 x 8" or 9" round pans
2 tubs (16oz. each) of cream cheese frosting or use my recipe to make it from scratch
Cake Mate - Happy Birthday candles
1 mini bottle of Kettle One vodka and Frangelico - Liquorama or your closest liquor store
1 x Lemon
Cookies - Girl Scout cookies (any kind) or use my recipe to make them from scratch
Decorations: Barbie or Ken doll - I found mine at Tuesday Morning and Dollar Store and shot glass
Mix cake mix with ingredients that the cake mix calls for
Spray PAM Baking spray or use Crisco on bottom of round pans
Cut round circles of parchment paper to fit inside the round baking pans. Spray with PAM on top of paper or use Crisco. This steps helps the cake fall out of the cake easier
Pour 1.5 cups of cake batter into each pan (3 pans)
Bake on 325 for 25 minutes or so - use a toothpick to make sure each cake is cooked all the way through
Let pans cool on the counter for 10 minutes
Dump cakes onto cutting board and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour
Place 1st layer of cake on large serving plate and spread a layer of cream cheese frosting or chocolate frosting. Add 2nd layer of cake, ice the top of that one, and then add 3rd layer of cake and ice that one.
*** Use one tub for icing between sheets of cake and one tub for icing the sides of the cake
Ice all around the sides and top of cake so no cake is showing
Place cookies along the bottom of the cake
Use sprinkles on the top - I used rainbow colors
Pour alcohol out of the mini bottles into a shaker so you can make the chocolate cake shot. Recipe below
Place mini bottles on top to the far right
Place shot glass in the center of the cake
Place Ken or Barbie doll to the far left - you will want to make them look a little disheveled (PARTY TIME)
Place slice of lemon with sugar on it next to the shot glass
If it's a birthday party, add Happy Birthday candles. If it's a Bachelorette party or another occasion you can use chocolate chips to write other words: PARTY, GO BIG OR GO HOME, etc.
You can use chocolate chips or icing to write your friends name on the cake - I used chocolate chips
Chocolate Cake Shot Recipe:
In a shot glass, combine 1 part hazelnut liqueur and 1 part vodka. Coat a wedge of lemon with sugar. Suck the lemon wedge, and with the juice still in your mouth, drink the shot. If you want it chilled, add liqueur to shaker and add ice before serving.