This weekend I had the pleasure of making a surfing Barbie cake for a 7-year-old girl's birthday party. The toughest part was figuring out how to get Barbie to stand up on her surfboard. I ended up creating a "harness" for her out of a wire coat hanger, then I stuck the wires into a styrofoam "wave" behind her. I frosted the wave and airbrushed it blue, then pushed the wires into the cake. It worked like a charm! I also sculpted Zuma, the sparkly pink dolphin, out of fondant and made her sticking up out of the waves. After all, what's a "Barbie in a Mermaid Tale" cake without Zuma???