I made this Dora the Explorer Jungle Cake for my god daughter’s birthday as she loves Dora. It is made using items you can easily buy from the supermarket or lolly shop and my main aim was that it would all be edible by children at the party, as sometimes they don’t like to eat the fondant of the more formal style cakes.
It is made using a large chocolate mud cake cut down the middle in an “S” shape on a large cake board. I then iced it using a basic chocolate butter icing all over including inside the ‘cavern’. I also added extra smaller mounds at the front and rear using vanilla muffins cut and molded to fit the larger cake edges. I then used spaghetti to secure all the pieces together.
The decorations I used as follows. I made all of the pieces the night before, so putting it together was breeze on the morning of.
Trees: Chocolate desert sticks and green coca-cola bottles cut into palm fronds (threaded onto toothpicks) with toothpicks and basic hard icing to secure fronds to the sticks.
I made this Dora Mushroom Cake for my niece. She is a big Dora fan but I wanted to do something different from the usual character cake.
The stalk of the toadstool is choc biscuit cake made in pudding bowl and the cap is choc sponge made in large Pyrex bowl. I then covered stalk with white fondant icing and added door windows and flowers at base. The cap is covered with red fondant and I dotted it with circles of white fondant. I used a skewer to secure cap to stalk.
I covered a cake board with green butter cream and added a purple path to lead to toadstool, a sign made out of fondant and little Dora, Swiper and Boots figures finished the look.
I took a coloring book page of Dora and Boots, traced the page in thinned out Royal Icing which took 15 hours to do. Bake 12 inch round vanilla cake, iced with buttercream icing. I carefully put Dora and Boots on the top and made the scene around them.
The whole Dora Birthday Cake took about 24 hours to do from start to finish. I also made chocolate cupcakes around the cake.
I MADE THIS CAKE FOR A FRIEND'S GODDAUGTHER BIRTHDAY PARTY THIS IS A THREE LAYER CAKE THE DORA DRESS WAS MADE WITH THREE CIRCLE PANS I SHAPED , THE DRESS IS FONDANT THE BACK OF THE DRESS HAS FONDANT BOW EACH LAYER OF CAKE IS BUTTER AND RED FONDANT IS COVERING CAKE YELLOW FROSTING WAS USED FOR BOARDER'S I ADDED THE WAND AND CROWN. THE CAKE SERVED 150 PEOPLE