How To Make a Glinda The Good Doll Cake- Oz The Great and Powerful

by Linette

Oz the Great and Powerful is one of the movies I most look forward to seeing this year! It’s hitting movie theaters in just a couple weeks, and I can’t wait! One of my all time favorite Oz characters is Glinda The Good Witch, so I thought I’d make a Glinda the Good doll cake in her honor. This cake would be fun for an Oz The Great and Powerful party, or to make and surprise a Glinda The Good fan for the movie premiere.¬† It’s not a difficult cake to make! I promise, it’s way easier than you might think!

glinda the good witch doll cake oz the great and powerful

I modeled the cake after the Glinda the Good Doll from Disney.

Glinda the Good Doll

How to Make a Glinda The Good Doll Cake



1. Bake 1 1/2 cake mixes in the Wonder cake mold. Follow the package directions to put the mold together. The box calls for one cake mix, but I’ve found it makes a nicer cake if you use about 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cake mixes. I usually use the left over batter to make some cupcakes!

Wilton wonder ball mold

2. Bake the cake according to the package directions, then turn it out on a cooling rack to cool completely.

3. While the cake is cooling cover a 10 inch round cake board with foil wrap.

4. Mix up a bath of butter cream icing, or use your own favorite decorative white icing.

5. Color 1/2 cup of the butter cream icing with red food color and set it aside.

6. Use a small fondant star cutter, or another small star template to cut out a small star from a 1/4 inch thick piece of gum paste for Glinda’s wand. If you don’t have any gum paste or fondant you can also cut the star from a small piece of card stock, and glue it to the tip of the toothpick.

glinda the good witch magic wand

7. Insert the toothpick into the gum paste star and set it aside.

8. To make Glinda’s crown wrap the decorative strand of beads around the top of her head and her hair. Fasten it in the back with a needle and a piece of string, or a small dot of glue.

Glinda doll cake crown

9. Use a decorator spatula to put a small amount of icing in the center of your cake board. This icing will help hold the cake in place.

cake plate

10. Level off the top of the cake, then flip it over so the wide part of the cake is the base and place it on the cake board.

11. Ice the cake with white icing.

iced doll cake bottom

12. Let the iced cake sit for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour, then use a piece of wax paper to smooth the icing. If the icing sticks to the wax paper wait another 15 to 20 minutes and try again.

smooth icing

13. Insert the doll pick into the top of the cake.

14. Ice the doll pick’s torso, and arms to match Glinda’s dress.

15. Let the icing dry, then smooth it with wax paper and your fingers until it is the shape and smoothness you want.

glinda doll cake top iced

16. Use the small round decorator tip and a pastry bag to pipe a border around Glinda’s neckline. Add a small dot in the front center to finish it off.

17. Use the Wilton #97 or a similar tip on a pastry bag to pipe a red ruffle around the base of Glinda’s dress. I wiggled the tip back and forth to create the ruffle look.

18. Use a small amount of icing, or a dot of glue to fasten Glinda’s wand into her hand.

19. Optional: Add some gold edible glitter, or white cake sparkles to the top of Glinda’s dress to give it a shimmer. I like the cake sparkles better, the glitter wanted to clump a little on her dress.

That’s it! Now you have your own Glinda The Good Doll Cake!


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Amber K February 25, 2013 - 9:25 pm

OMG OMG OMG! This is fantastic. How did you come up with this idea?! I’m so doing this for our release party since this is a movie worth celebrating <3

Maria February 26, 2013 - 2:25 am

OMG!!!! This is soooo flippin awesome!!!! I love baking different kinds of cakes and this is definitely one to try….maybe in the form of spiderman since I don’t have a girl!

Ellen Christian February 27, 2013 - 7:08 am

What an adorable idea!

Emily March 2, 2013 - 12:43 pm

I love this! My mom made me a doll cake when I was a kid – I loved it so much that I didn’t want anyone to eat it!

Tiffany C. March 4, 2013 - 8:29 am

That’s such a pretty cake!

Cecile March 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

How cute! Little girls everywhere would love this!

Amanda Tippit March 5, 2013 - 12:42 am

When I was a little girl I always dreamed of having one of these cakes. I love the Oz the Great and Powerful movie spin!

Dawn March 6, 2013 - 6:16 am

That cake is gorgeous!


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