This Dora and Boots Double Cake was for the birthday part of my 3 year old daughter. We had a lot of guests and I decided one cake won’t be enough – hence the double Dora and Boots showing.
The cake was regular yellow cake covered with fondant. In between layers and below the fondant I used cream cheese buttercream with orange flavor. Both cakes and the board underneath were covered with white fondant as a background and for an integrated feel of the double cake (I had some tearing up of the stretched fondant – the “spilled” flowers were a late addition to cover these nicks and tears, but it turned out surprisingly nice).
For Dora and Boots I used templates made out of coloring sheets downloaded off Internet. I got the colored fondant from Michaels (the Wilton brand) – most of the colors were directly usable, I just had to mix a bit for Dora’s eyes and mouth. Cut the faces and the hair separate, just make sure they don’t get out of shape when transferring to the cake, so that they still match. The eyes and mouths I rolled very thin and put on top of the face. For the black inside the eyes and for the noses I used Wilton’s edible color markers.
The cake made quite a splash at the party and my daughter was very happy with the likeness.
My daughter is Dora crazy and for her 3rd birthday I decided to make a Dora cake. Once thought out, this cake was very easy to make.
I searched the internet for a Dora image and then traced the image to the top of a round cake using fine white icing. To do this I printed the Dora head image 4 times then cut out the different sections. Laid the hair on and traced that, then the eyes, neck line etc. Using the images like a stencil.
I let the image go over the top and down the sides of the cake for a more realistic look rather then having the sides of the cake plain.
Then, using a butter knife, iced in the rest of the cake keeping to the white icing guide lines. After the cake was iced in the Dora colours I retraced the guide lines in a dark chocolate fine line and added the detail in her hair and face.
My daughter loved the cake and it was a big hit with all the party guests.
This idea suddenly came when my friend asked me to make a cake for her daughter's 4th birthday party. She asked me to make it the simple one. So, I choose to use her invitation card as the idea. The cake's story is about Dora and Boots wanted to go to Erin b'day party, without realizing that Swiper is sneaking behind the balloons to ruined the party.
I used 22" round cake tin with vanilla flavor for the Dora and Boots cake, and I combined between butter cream for the top with a little bit green leaf icing color, and ready icing for the rest. And finally, I put Dora, Boots and Swiper (From Fisher Price)as a topper.
For the house, I was used a little rectangle cake tin, and I made small square and triangle cake. Then I covered with the orange ready icing and purple for the roof to get a contrast color.