This Dora and Diego cake was for a brother/sister joint party. We used white marshmallow fondant to cover each round tier (9inches and 8 inches). I think we did chocolate for the bottom tier and white cake for the top. We then dyed extra white fondant into different colors for the stripes and stars.
The stars and butterfly were cut using cookie cutters. My friend (the mom) provided the candles that look like Dora and Diego. I made the backpacks, map, and baby jaguar out of fondant and secured them to the cake with toothpicks. We dyed butter cream icing yellow for the piping. I would recommend using dowels or extra support when stacking two larger cakes like this.
By the time we delivered the cake to the party the stripes on the bottom tier were starting to bow out just a tiny bit as the cake settled. The part was at Chuck E Cheese and it definitely blew the two other Dora cakes we saw there out of the water. The birthday boy and girl loved it. It was fairly easy and looked better than a supermarket cake.
My sister asked me to bake this cake for my niece who was turning "2" I had never made a cake like this before, but I enjoy a challenge.
I went to a local cake store to have them help me purchase the right items. I ended up buying everything and went home to try a bake the cake. The first one I couldn't even get out of the pan it fell apart when I tried to take it out so I had to throw it away. Quickly realizing this was going to be far more complicated than I had fist imagined I decided to order one from the bakery and not hassle with this whole process. The next day I had a change of heart and decided to give it another shot. I am glad I did even though it was more expensive then the back-up cake and took about 5 hours total of my time. I think the cake turned out great and I am very proud and ready to do another one It even tasted better then the store bought back up cake!
I decided 2 make my daughter's cake for her 3rd birthday. My cake was a homemade recipe I have played with for a while baked in a 9-inch square tin making 2 of these then cut the cakes to make them even, then filled with chocolate buttercream.
I used ready to use royal icing to cover the cake I didn't use marzipan as none of my children like it. I copied a picture I found on the internet onto baking paper then traced onto the cake with a toothpick. I coloured shop bought buttercream icing to the right colours I needed and filled in the picture with a star tip. I then used pink buttercream to create a pink edge.
This homemade Dora birthday cake was great fun to do and everybody's reaction is great so far, can't wait to eat it tomorrow :)
My daughter celebrated her 3rd Birthday with a Dora Theme . I came up with my design within two days. I had a white base for the cake and on top I had an outdoor scene with grass, mountains and a yellow road ( yellow being her fav colour.I printed Dora's friends and some background items (trees) on cardboard and cut and glued them onto picks. I used mountains to create an adventure scene and assemble my props added some flowers done with icing. My final touch was Dora and diego cake toppers and toy cars. My friends and family loved it and my daughter was so excited she drove the cars on the cake and had a fun time with dora and diego