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Coolest Dora the Explorer Cake 74

by Andrea H.
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer cake for a friend's daughter who is a huge Dora fan. It was for her 4th birthday party.

Never having made a cake like this before, I used a black line picture from a colouring in book to copy. I resized it to fit a large slab cake (which was a firm butter cake) on the photo copier. Then I traced it onto baking paper and cut out the different shapes. I then coloured fondant icing ready to roll out to make the different parts.

To make the cake taste better and the help the fondant icing stay in place, I covered it all in butter cream icing first. Then I rolled out a large piece of aqua coloured fondant to cover the whole cake to get a smooth surface to work on.

After that I layered the pieces I had coloured and cut out on in the right order to 'build' the face, sticking them down with a little sugar syrup. (Tip - when making dark colours like Dora's hair which require a large amount of colout to be worked into the fondant, the fondant becomes very soft and hard to work with. That is why the hair is a little funny. I should have put it into the fridge to firm it up before trying to pick up the piece and move it onto the cake.)

Lastly, I stuck on black skittles (lollies)for the eyes and yellow skittles for the bracelet.

I think it was a hit! This was my first attempt at this style and it was quite easy so I would encourage others to give it a go.

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Dora's Hair
by: new@this

I think the way her hair turned out is perfect. It looks like it has texture : ) so what you think is a mistake cause the fondant got to soft I think worked out better for you towards the final finish. GREAT JOB!!!

the cake
by: steven

The cake is great.I like how you did the Dora.I do know how to draw Dora.

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Coolest Dora The Explorer Cake 75

by Traci
(Massachusetts)

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. My daughter and son had a Dora and Diego birthday party.

I started by getting a pattern of Dora and enlarged it. I then used it like a stencil and cut her face out of the cake. I did all the details by hand. Here hair was brown frosting; her skin was brown Wilton's icing color mixed with white frosting.

It was a pretty easy cake I would have to say.

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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 115

by Lorrie
(Alpharetta, GA)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She LOVES Dora the Explorer. My inspiration came from another cake on this website.

For Dora's dress I used Wilton Wonder cake kit. It took 2 boxes of cake mix. I dyed white frosting pink and blue then decorated Dora's dress using Wilton tip # 104. I used two 8" round cakes and placed Dora on top. Then decorated with green frosting that I also dyed.

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Coolest Dora The Explorer Cake 76

by Maxine B.
(Claremont, Tasmania, Australia)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer cake for my niece Emily's 3rd birthday, and she wouldn't let anyone cut her Dora cake.

I made 4 butter cake mixes in a 14inx10in tin. I got a pic of Dora and used this for the template and cut the shape out. Covered it with a crumb coat butter icing. I used flesh coloured fondant for the face, and black for the hair. Put a small coloured bow on the hair.

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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 102

by Lauren C
(Willoughby, OH)

Homemade  Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade  Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

This Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake is a cake that I made for my friend's daughter's birthday! She absolutely LOVES Dora the Explorer. It's a basic white, base cake and then I used the Dora shaped cake pan for Dora, which was strawberry flavored, and put that on top. That way Dora looked 3D!

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Dora the Explorer
by: Carol T.

really cute!

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