I made this cake for my Nephew's 4th birthday. I took a picture that I liked and blew it up to the cake size that I wanted and then cut it out. I baked and leveled my sheet cake big enough for my paper cut out to fit on. I then cut out the shape of the cake going around my paper cut out with a sharp knife. I used a toothpick to draw lines on the cake as guides so that I would know where to put what color.
I like to use a buttercream frosting because it smooths out great with a warm pallet knife (dip it in warm water wipe water off and while it is warm smooth the surface of cake and keep repeating process until cake is finished). I used gum-paste to make the rope, I rolled it out and cut it to size and then let it dry (gum-paste dries fairly fast) and then I painted with Wilton's food color the lines of the rope.
I used fondant for his face, I colored the fondant skin color I wanted and then cut out the shape of his face. While I had my cut out piece of face on top of the fondant I used a pencil to go over the lines of his face (mouth, nose, eyes etc) to created a slight indention on the fondant that I could later go back and paint with food color the markings on the face.
Once the homemade Go Diego 4th birthday cake was decorated with the butter cream I put the rope in position and positioned the face.
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This Go Diego Rescue Pack cake was fairly easy to create. Prep is key. You could also create a Dora Back Pack cake the same way.
1) I went to the Nick Jr. site and printed out a the Rescue Pack coloring page. I enlarged the picture until I got this size I wanted for the cake then cut out the eyes, mouth and eye brows to use as templates to cut out the fondant pieces.
2) I baked two 9 x 13 box cakes - one chocolate and one yellow. After cake cools, wrap up both and place in freezer for at least 24 hours.
3) Shape frozen cakes to the shape of Rescue Pack. I created a template on paper first, then used it to shave off the edges of the cake to round the corners.
4) Frost Rescue Pack orange - I recommend the gel coloring for the most vibrant color.
5) Use fondant to make Rescue Pack's eyes, mouth, eye brows, flap, and carrying strap. I bought the different color fondant to make it easier, but I did end up dying the white fondant black and that worked okay so you could probably just buy the white and dye it.
Allow 2-3 hours to assemble and decorate the cake.
My little boy loved it and all of my friends thought I had bought the cake from a fancy bakery!