It's a Barbie world, and we're just living in it! Once lil girls turn three, they are often drawn to the buxom plastic dolls, tiny clothes, and dream homes. Seventy-six percent of LilSugar readers have a soft spot for Barbie and allow their tots to play with the 10-inch dolls. Chances are, you've seen a cake or two inspired by the iconic toy.

The ballgown cake with a figurine head and torso has delighted generations of lil girls — from my sixth birthday (pictured here) to Stella McDermott's second soiree — with its larger (and tastier) than life recipe. Using the Wilton Wonder Mold Kit ($18) the cake is easy to make and is eager to please. We've rounded up some of our favorite doll cakes to provide baking mamas with inspiration.

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