I made this Dora birthday cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She really wanted a Dora cake and I decided to use a puzzle technique. This was my first attempt at using this technique.
I made a round sponge cake and filled it with chocolate mousse. That was the easy part. I decorated the cake with Regalice Ready to Roll coloured icing.
I printed the Dora picture at the desired size and put the picture in a plastic sleeve and I started cutting out pieces of rolled out icing that fit the various parts of the picture. I made the edge of some pieces a bit too large and flattened those edges more than the rest of the piece, so I could put the next piece on top of the flat part. This way all the pieces are connected.
Also to create somewhat of a 3D look, I made some parts thicker than others and I made some of the edges round (Boots arms are a good example of that). When the entire picture was filled in I covered it with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer overnight.
The next day I covered the cake in whipped cream, rolled out green and blue icing and put it on the cake to make the sky and grass. I took the picture from the freezer and while it was still frozen I transferred it to the cake. It's easier when it's frozen. When it started to soften I gently pressed the picture so it would stick to the cake.
It's not perfect, but I thought it turned out quite nice for a first try.
This Dora Birthday Cake was a two layered (basic recipe) chocolate cake covered in green-coloured buttercream icing. All of the figurines and decorations on the cake are made from homemade Marshmallow Fondant Icing. To make the fondant, melt marshmallows in the microwave for approximately 30 secs with a small splash of water until they are liquid, then mix in icing sugar until it firms to the right texture.
The tree in the background is made from cake scraps stacked in a pile and then wrapped with some of the fondant, coloured brown. The green of the tree is all fondant, as are the "apples". The tree is held on the cake with skewers poked through it. I made Dora and Boots in pieces (the head, the body, the arms etc) and then put them together on the cake and put wooden skewers through them to attach them to the cake. The name "Holly" and the number 2 are also made with the marshmallow fondant and cut out with some cookie cutters. Marshmallow fondant keeps in the fridge for a few weeks so I was able to begin constructing all of these figures a few days before the party.
A really effective looking cake that was relatively easy to make!
I made this Dora Birthday Cake Idea for my grand daughters 3rd birthday. I used Wilton's shaped pan, Wilton' decorator icing, tinted the icing with Wilton's colored gels and just followed the directions. Wilton's cake release is a MUST. This cake has about 12 different colors, some you only need literally 3 or 4 stars out of. It is A LOT of steps.
The copper skin color they recommended gets darker as it sets, less is more with the copper coloring. Also the #3 tip is used with every single color so you will need to have several #3 tips on hand or a lot of tip switching.
This Dora Birthday Cake Idea I made for my cousins daughter. This design I got from internet. I traced this design on a sheet cake and marked outline with melted chocolate. All star nozzle designs I did with Wilton colours. For Dora's hair I used chocolate curls.