My granddaughter loves Dora & Boots, so for her 3rd birthday my daughter and I put this together. We are not much into cooking so just used packet cakes (4). We used a lamington tray and a large round cake tin. We cut the round cake in half for 1st step then cut a slice off the back of the other half for next step. We iced everything green and sprinkled with coloured coconut. The river was piped with lolly fruit sticks (like musk sticks) on the edge. We made the flowers using bought marzipan and experimented with food dye to get the colours, this is pretty messy but great fun. We worked for hours trying to get the perfect flower shape, eventually we discovered it was sitting right in front of us. We had a set of heart shaped cutters, using the smallest heart for the petals and a small rolled piece in a contrast colour for the centre. Silver balls finished them off perfectly. We discovered that the thinner we could get the marzipan rolled the better the flowers looked. The name was done in Marzipan as well, my daughter did these freehand with a sharp pointed blade. When we were finished it didn't look as good as we thought it was going to, not quite finished, but then once we added the "Happy Birthday" candles it all came together very nicely.
I made this Dora and 3D Boots cake by baking an 11x15 half sheet cake, and then cutting out the Dora and grass shapes. The Dora shape was retrieved from the internet, cut out, and used as a guide when cutting the cake.
The cake doesn't have to be cut into the exact shape of the Dora picture. I cut around the picture, which made my cake larger. Then, I drew Dora's outline on the cake, and the cake left over on the edges was star-tipped in with white frosting.
I star-tipped both Dora and the grass to match the photo. Then, I made cupcakes, which I used as jungle flowers above the grass, and as balloons coming from Dora's hand. The balloons are attached to Dora's hand with curling ribbon.
Last, I baked Boots, using a 3D bear pan. I trimmed down the ears a bit, and frosted him to look like a monkey instead of a bear. Then, I added a monkey tail, made of frosting, that rested on the cake board. The cake board is covered in colored foil. I used blue for the sky, and then cut green foil for the land background.
I made this Dora and Boots cake for my youngest daughter's second birthday. She loves Dora the Explorer and was very excited to be having a "Dora Party". I'm relatively new to cake decorating (have only decorated 4 cakes prior to this one).
I turned to the internet for some ideas on how to get Dora and Boots onto my cake. Previously I've done transfers using Wilton's piping gel, and also using toothpicks to "draw" an outline of the image. For this one, I used the "Frozen Buttercream Transfer" method. I was a little worried about it because it was the day before the party, and I had no back up plan.
Considering it was the first time I tried it, I think it looks great! (I used Wilton's pre-made black frosting in the tube for the outline, and Wilton's recipe for buttercream icing for the rest of the cake)
I used two heart shaped pans. One bigger than the other. I used Dora figures for extra decorations. I used fondant for all the writing and extras like the flowers and stars. This was my daughters second birthday. I love using the grass tip. I find it makes the grass really look real. I made two different flavors in each pan. It gave the guest an option of what they like.