I simply used my middle sized Pyrex glass dish for this Dora Birthday Cake, 1 round cake pan, 2 boxes of Funfetti cake mix, strawberries, and instead of really sweet frosting I used Dream Whip with about a box of vanilla pudding for flavoring (and of course food coloring). Can't forget the Dora doll, this one was bigger than a Barbie doll but it worked!
First put the round cake on bottom with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. I sliced the big cake into 3 layers, sliced strawberries & dream whip in between each layer, cut about a 1 1/2" in diameter hole down the top/middle of it for the doll to go in without splitting the cakes, frosted it with the rest of the whip cream, and decorated the bottom of the cake with the rest of sliced strawberries!
You can take this idea and use any doll, any fruit, whether it be sweet or somewhat good for you and have it work out for you. I had a lot of fun making this cake, my first time really, and other bakers on here inspired me to make what I did.
This Dora birthday cake is my first attempt at fondant. I used 2 8-inch chocolate cakes for the bottom layer and 2 6-inch yellow cakes for the top layer. Both are frosted with white icing and then placed in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
I ended up making my own marshmallow fondant - much better than the store bought fondant! For the whole cake I used 1.5 batches of fondant. I colored it as I needed it. For the stars and number 2, I made them a few days ahead of time and let them dry out. I bought a plastic Dora figurine for the top of the cake. My husband drilled a small whole in the plastic for a wooden skewer to make sure she would not fall over.
I got my idea after searching on the web and found a similar design/color scheme. This was fun to make and not crazy difficult. Total decorating time for the fondant part was about 3 hours. This cake was a surprise and my daughter LOVED it!
My daughter wanted a Dora Birthday Cake, so I used a Dolly Varden cake pan and made a buttercake into this. I used a plastic Dora doll about 12cm big instead of the usual barbie style doll.
I cut the top of the cake off, then scooped out some cake to fit the Dora doll into the cake up to her waist. Then I iced it in yellow buttercream icing all over the "skirt" of the cake then piped icing onto the Dora doll to cover her original outfit.
I made a cone shape hat out of yellow card and attached some curling ribbon to the top as tassles. I stuck on small pink icing flowers around the waist of the dress and placed a few on the skirt of the dress.
My mom made this cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I was the assistant. She used the Wilton Dora cake pan which used a box cake mix – easy. She used a homemade butter cream frosting. She followed the instructions for decorating/frosting.
The most difficult part of the entire process was following the outlines on the cake to make sure the right color frosting was in the right place. Mom’s suggestion is to make sure the cake pan is very well greased so that the cake turns out with definite imprints. I had never made a homemade character cake so I was blown away by how many little bowls of various colored frosting we had sitting around the kitchen.