This Dora Birthday Cake Design was for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I used the Frozen Butter Cream Transfer Technique. I taped the picture to a piece of clear Plexiglas and then placed a piece of wax paper over that. Plexiglas makes it easy to see places that you have missed.
I traced out the picture using #1 round tip and black Wilton icing in the tube. I put the outline in the freezer to firm and then I colored my icing filling in all areas of the picture. Make sure icing gets into small corners. When all is colored in I placed back into the freezer for approx. 45 min. When cake is iced as desired take transfer from freezer, flip, and peel wax paper off carefully. Place as desired and complete decorating.
The name and stars are made of fondant. Recipes for fondant can be found on the internet. The boxed fondant does not taste good at all! Remember that the transfer will be a mirror image of your picture and that any letters will need to be in mirror image also. There are good, further detailed instructions for FBCT on the internet. Needless to say my daughter loved her DORA cake!
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I made this Dora face cake for my 2 year old sister who is CRAZY about Dora. I made this one in 2010. The cake is just a vanilla sponge cake filled with chocolate ganache.
I purchased 1kg of white fondant and colored it at home using Wilton gel colors. I downloaded a picture of Dora, enlarged her head and face using my scanner and printed the image. I cake out the image and place the picture on top of my rectangular sponge cake and cut around it to form the shape of Dora's face. I then covered the cake in the skin tone fondant.
I cut out Dora's eyes, mouth and hair and used a Stanley knife to cut them out of the fondant. I stuck them on using an icing sugar and water mixture. I then outlined her features with black food gel and a thin paintbrush. This cake took a total of 6 hours to create, and it was well worth the effort after seeing the look on my sisters face.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my cake and to read.
My 2 year old granddaughter saw a cake similar to this Dora Birthday Cake Idea at Walmart and fell in love. I searched the internet to find the toppers and it came up 16-$18.00 everywhere online so I went back to Walmart and asked if they could sell me the toppers. Not thinking that they would they sold them to me for only $6.50, 3 trees 2 cars and the bridge. It was very easy to do. I'm going to do it again next week but a 2 tier for the big family party.
I will post those pictures next week. BTW Walmart sells all their toppers so keep that in mind next time you need some, they range from $3.00 to $6.50. Very reasonable.
For my daughter's 3rd birthday, we did this Dora birthday cake since it was her favorite character at the time. I found the 18 doll at Kmart and we baked the cake in a bowl and then cut out a section of the side of the cake, bent the doll in half, placed her inside the cake, trimmed the bottom off of the piece of cake that had been removed, and placed it back on top of her legs.
We then decorated the cake and Dora's upper torso and there you have it. She was so excited about her cake and still to this day remembers that Mommy and Auntie made it just for her!