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10 Barbiecore bakes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 24 July 2023

It’s safe to say that Barbie fever has taken hold. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie, starring Margot Robbie and an incredible cast of fellow Barbies and Kens (and Allan), has become an instant blockbuster after months of anticipation (and, for many of us, hot pink outfit-planning).

So whether you’re Barbie or just Ken, we thought it was only fair to round up some sweet treats that bring a little piece of Barbieland into the real world. Read on to find fun, colourful, and easy recipes for rainbow meringue-topped birthday cake, raspberry marshmallows, pink macarons, and more.

Jane's Patisserie Heart Cupcakes

Jane’s Patisserie’s Love Heart Cupcakes

by Jane Dunn

Pink buttercream frosting and a surprise heart inside – what’s not to love about these adorable cupcakes? (Better still, save the recipe for Valentine’s Day to impress that special Ken or Barbie in your life.)

From the book

Jane’s Patisserie Valentine’s Day Bark

by Jane Dunn

Every night can be girls night with this elevated no-bake snack, a combination of white chocolate, pink candy, marshmallows, and the just-right tartness of freeze-dried raspberries.

Birthday Cake

by Jemma Wilson

With confetti sponge, pink and white vanilla buttercream, and a topping of rainbow meringues, this impeccably decorated cake wouldn’t be out of place in Barbie’s Dreamhouse.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

by Jemma Wilson

An inventive take on the classic strawberry shortcake, this creamy dessert packs a punch thanks to the infusion of roasted strawberries.

Jane’s Patisserie’s Macarons

by Jane Dunn

This easy-to-follow recipe by baking maven Jane Dunn is the perfect opportunity to try making a French patisserie classic – with a Barbiecore twist.

Raspberry Marshmallow Cake

Raspberry Marshmallow Cake

by Hope, Greenwood

Soft, gooey, and perfectly sweet, these raspberry-rippled marshmallows are a great addition to any summer party spread.

Birthday Cake Cookies

Jane’s Patisserie’s Birthday Cake Cookies

by Jane Dunn

Another take on the the classic funfetti-filled birthday cake theme, this time with white chocolate cookies and a pink buttercream filling.

Heart Cookies

Heart Cookies

by Emma Marsden

These easy-to-make lemon biscuits topped with hot pink icing are a Barbie-approved addition to any biscuit tin.

Pretty-In-Pink Blood Orange Bundt with Blood Orange Glaze

by Melanie Johnson
from Bundt

Using blood orange juice to flavour the icing gives this cake a gorgeous, all-natural pink colour.

Rose and Pistachio Milk Cake

by Anisa Karolia

Looking for a more subtle and sophisticated take on the Barbiecore trend? Try this failsafe three-milk cake that celebrates the delicate flavours of rose syrup, cardamom, and pistachios.


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