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.
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.
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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