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Coolest Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake 109

by Jean
(Southampton, UK)

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake for my granddaughter using a preformed baking tin with a Madeira sponge recipe quantity for an 8" round cake. To ensure the cake came out of the tin cleanly I used an easy release. Although the instructions are to use piped buttercream icing I chose to use ready rolled icing colouring as required and used buttercream to pipe around the outside. I also used the picture that came with the tin as a template for the rolled icing using greaseproof paper to make templates for each individual colour remembering that the cake is reversed.

I used a smooth apricot jam on the cake first in order for the icing to stick to the cake. I used a star shaped nozzle to pipe the buttercream around the edges. Her socks were made from rolled icing and I used a small flower cutter to make the frills for her socks and a larger size flower cutter to make her bracelet. The outline of her hair, eyes, nose and mouth were piped using a size 1.5 writing nozzle as were the outlines for her T shirt, backpack and trainers.

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Great Cake
by: Anonymous

Your Cake looks fantastic!
I love the way you have left a bit of midrift showing very natural

Desperate organising 3rd Birthday Mum
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I love your cake! My daughter is desperate for a Dora cake - and yours is the best...
How can I get in touch???
Thanks,
Desperate organising 3rd Birthday Mum!

Desperate mum
by: Jean

Thank you very much for your kind comments which I have just read, if you are still looking for a Dora cake you can contact me on jean.clay@tesco.net

Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your kind comments

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Coolest Dora The Explorer Cake 83

by Lisa
(Tennessee)

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

I used the Wilton pan to bake the Dora The Explorer Cake and decorated with butter cream icing along with the star tip. The peach coloring for the skin tone was very tricky just remember that the icing gets darker as it dries out.

Outline first, then star in the icing, then go back and outline everything again. Look at the lines in small sections instead of trying to draw the whole thing just draw out small section Sorta like connecting the dots.

This cake only took 2 batches of icing but it was divided into different colors. Icing coloring is a must. I used small piece of fondant for the eyes and mouth I just colored it with the same icing coloring then took a small cookie cutter and cut perfectly round eyes and cut out the mouth shape free hand. The feet were difficult because they are turned inward, patience is a must.

Although I felt this cake was easy and fun to make, the school cake walk enjoy all the benefits from the money it brought in.

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Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake

by Neisha
(W.A.)

Dora Birthday Cake

Dora Birthday Cake

I made this cake for my daughters 2nd Birthday. It was a simple golden buttercake recipe that I baked in a large lamington tin and then simply cut out the shape of the number two with a paper stencil.

The cake is covered with buttercream icing, and then I piped flowers around the outside, alternating with ready made icing roses from Coles. Then I simply sprinkled purple and yellow sprinkles on the top and placed the Dora and Boots figurines on the top, with Dora surrounded by more icing roses. The Dora figurine is not a candle but was part of the Dora Birthday range from Coles, and came with 6 candles. It went very well with her Dora Fairyland themed party. This was a very simple cake and was very easy to make, not taking very much time at all to complete. But it was a definite hit with the Birthday Girl and all her friends at the party!

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Coolest Dora the Explorer Cake 91

by Lauren
(Los Angeles)

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

Homemade Dora The Explorer Cake

I made this Dora the Explorer Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I used a half sheet pan, which took four boxes of cake mix. I used yellow cake and chocolate for the layers. Then I made three batches of cream cheese frosting, and left the middle layer white (added mini chocolate chips) and tinted the outside yellow.

I found a picture of Dora from the Nick Jr. website and enlarged her at the copy story, and traced the image on the cake with a toothpick. Then I outlined and drew the entire image with black gel. I used a star tip and 4 more batches of buttercream to fill in the picture. I finished off the cake with edible pink glitter.

It was a huge hit, and the best cake I've ever made.

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