My daughter is Dora mad. I saw all the pictures of the Dora the Explorer cakes here and decided I would do something a bit different. I started by making two 8" round cakes, cut them and stuck them to look a bit like a mountain.
I covered the cake and cake board with green sugar paste icing and then covered it with coconut which I coloured green to look like grass. I made the flowers using a flower punch, and decided to add the tree, bridge using more coloured sugar paste. To make the bridge walk way I used two lolly sticks. I cut out star shapes and put the on wires on top of the mountain to look like explorer stars. Lastly I made Boots and Dora again with sugar paste.
Most of the design was based on a play set my daughter has. She is now coming up to 4 and wants another Dora cake.
Here is a Dora the Explorer cake I made for my daughter's 4th birthday. I copied a picture from a book she has and then blew it up to the size that would suit the slab cake I had made. I used butter icing tinted to get correct colours. I froze the cake first and then iced one colour at a time and returned it the freezer when I had had enough. This makes the job much more bearable, not having to do it all in one hit.
I cut out the eyes and mouth from the photocopy and used licorice strips to make outline. Boots is a stuffed toy that I dragged out of the toybox!! My daughter loved it but mum nearly cried when it was time to cut the cake.
I made this Dora the Explorer cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. She requested a Dora cake. I decided to go with a scene and just add Dora figurines because I was unable to get any food coluring to make black in my small town.
I baked two 9x13 chocolate cakes and made my own butter cream icing for decorating. I managed to find some cool neon liquid food colouring in a 4 pack at the grocery store which I used to make the different colours. I like how vibrant it made the icing.
I piped on the little flowers and added small stars that I found in a shaker in the cake decorating aisle.
The cake was a big hit and my daughter had the toys to play with after.
I made this Dora The Explorer Cake for my husband's granddaughter. It's all edible except for Dora and Boots. The lake and river is made of blueberry jello, Dora's house is made of graham cookies, the tree is an upside down cupcake with a pretzel and the bridge is made of pretzel also, the road is just brown sugar.
I used two 9x13 pan, one of them cut in half and placed on top of the other 9x13 to give the illusion of a mountain were Dora's house is. The other half is connected to the bridge. I used wire to support the bridge, and plastic wrap to hold the jello (river part) and a clear florist plate to make the jello lake.