Odlums Crinoline Lady Cake`


225g / 8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

175 g / 6oz Butter or Margarine (At room temperature)

175g / 6oz Caster Sugar

3 eggs

1 Teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

3 Tablespoon Cold Water

To Decorate

Top half (waist up) of a doll

Fruitfield No Peel Marmalade

1 x 450g Packet shamrock ready to roll icing

2 x 250g Packet Instant Royal Icing

Goodall’s Blue Colouring

Cake Board


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 3. Lightly grease a 1 litre Pyrex pudding bowl.
  2. Using the all-in-one method, put cake ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Transfer to prepared bowl, spread the top of the mixture evenly and bake for 1¼ – 1½ hours, or until risen and golden brown.
  4. Turn onto a wire tray and cool.

 To Decorate:

  1. Trim top of cake level, and put this side downwards on your cake board
  2. Spread thin layer of marmalade over the cake
  3. Roll out the ready to roll icing, and ease onto cake
  4. Press Doll figure into top of cake
  5. Make up the instant roll icing, put a third of the icing into a separate bowl and colour blue
  6. Using a star nozzle, pipe blue stars close together over two thirds of the cake
  7. Finally outline front third of the cake with the white icing