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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 114

by Michele W
(Montgomery,TX)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I incorporated some of the cakes I have seen on this website and made it my own.

You will need: 4 cake boxes (2 in the mold),9 in round cake pans, Wilton Wondermold, green, orange and purple coloring, 1 ea. purple & orange melting chocolate, 1 fun flower mold. It took me about 5 hours to make, including cooking time

I found the doll at Target, I loved that it had shoes. The mold worked great. I cut a section out of the back of the mold and scooped out some cake to fit the doll in. I then trimmed the piece down and secured it back with frosting. Tip: use only one type of cake batter in the mold, I did a yellow and drizzled in strawberry but due to different cooking times the strawberry was undercooked and the yellow was overcooked. Which was ok - until my daughter wanted to eat Dora. My daughter broke her arm and she has a red cast, which is why Dora does too.

I then decorated the 9 in round cakes with Dora characters. The Dora cake figure weighs a ton, we wrapped a bowl in tissue paper, cut out sections in the two round cakes and placed her on top of that. I made the flower lollipops in advance, but they set very quickly so you can make the day of.

I have made 2 princess castle cakes for my oldest daughter and step daughter and this by far was my favorite because it was the easiest. I am looking forward to making a mermaid cake for my soon to be 4 yr old.

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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 110

by Donna B.
(Bristol England)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

I just completed this Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake for my niece and nephew's 4th birthday.

I used three layers of vanilla cake baked in 20cm tins for the bottom layer and two layers of vanilla cake baked in a 10cm tin for the top.

I used Raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream to sandwich the layers together and covered the whole cake in more vanilla buttercream. I always put my cakes in the fridge as the buttercream crusts faster. To support the layers I always use jumbo drinking straws cut to size, as they are very cheap compared to the dowels I have seen online.

The cakes were then covered in fondant icing that I coloured using gel food colouring. Around the base I placed rolled balls of fondant and stuck them down using icing. Around the base of the top tier I rolled two colours of fondant icing and then twisted them together and attached it with more icing.

The picture of Dora and boots is actually a window sticker that came with a sticker kit and I just attached a lolly stick to the back and pushed it into the cake. The stars are made of fondant and have flower wire pushed into them and then pushed into the cake.

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Coolest Dora The Explorer Birthday Cake 89

by Lynda
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Homemade Dora The Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora The Explorer Birthday Cake

This Dora The Explorer Birthday Cake is a half sheet cake for my cousin's youngest child's 2nd birthday.

Dora, the stars and her name are done with color flow (I used a image that I found online for a pattern). Buttercream icing with blue color mist and pink & lavender borders. My local cake store also had little Dora & Boots ring favors that I pressed into the sides of the cake too.

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birthday cake
by: Anonymous

Can you please make me a Dora Explorer cake, my niece birthday is coming up soon and I have been looking around for a good Dora the Explorer birthday cake and the one that I see looks nice and big enough to share between a small crowd.
To: Lynda OF Pittsburgh, PA

love this
by: Anonymous

thank you i was clueless to what kind of dora cake i would do for my grandbaby...this pic helped me make up my mind thank you

Colorflow Question
by: Anna

Your cake is beautiful, but I have a question. I would like to know what you used to support your Dora the Explorer. Or, did you put it right on top of the buttercream frosting? I have heard that when using Colorflow you have to use sugar cubes or marshmallows.

Thank you very much for your reply!!!

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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 77

by Rebecca L.
(Massachusetts)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer birthday cake for the biggest Dora the Explorer fan, my daughter, for her second birthday.

I traced the characters onto rice paper from several different pictures in a coloring book. After the cake was frosted, I put the rice paper transfer onto the cake and added all the colors.

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Love your cake & idea
by: Esther

Where can you find rice paper to do this???
What a great idea! I usually do the transfers, or pin prick method.

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