Coolest Dora’s Backpack Cake

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This was an easy way to make Dora’s backpack. I put parchment paper under a 9×13 yellow cake from a box, baked, cooled and pulled the cake out onto a cutting board using the paper. I made sure the cake was chilled before cutting it down to shape- It was easier to frost when cooled … Read more

Coolest Backpack and Map Cake

Homemade Backpack and Map Cake

My daughter loved Dora, but her favorite character on it was Backpack and Map. I just used a 13 x 9 cake pan and then cut the corners off for Backpack. I then decorated it using a star tip. For the eyes I used brown mini M&M’s. For Map I took a strawberry cake roll … Read more

Coolest Dora Backpack and Map Cake

Homemade Dora Backpack and Map Cake

This is my homemade Dora Backpack and Map cake I made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. It was quite easy to make. I looked online for ideas and found images. I used two one layer cake pans and laid them together. Cut out the shape and frosted with frosting that I died with food coloring. … Read more

Coolest Backpack and Map Birthday Cake

Homemade Backpack and Map Birthday Cake

My daughter watches Dora all the time, so what better way to celebrate her 2nd birthday than to have a Backpack and Map Birthday Cake. I made two 13×9 cakes, I used one as the base and the other (placing it on top of the base) I cut out in the shape of Backpack from … Read more

Coolest Dora’s Backpack Birthday Cake Design 11

Homemade Dora's Backpack Birthday Cake Design

My daughter LOVES Dora the Explorer but I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for one from a grocery store bakery and I’m pretty inventive so this Homemade Dora’s Backpack Birthday Cake Design is what I came up with. I made 2 rectangle layers then cut them to shape after freezing them. … Read more

Cool Homemade Backpack and Map Birthday Cake

Homemade Backpack and Map Birthday Cake

I baked a regular 9″ x 13″ cake and trimmed along the top, sides and bottom corners to get the curved Backpack shape. I used two of those extra cake pieces, iced together into a rectangle, to form Map. I propped the Map piece up a little to give him a 3D effect, and held … Read more

Coolest Dora Backpack and Map Cake Photos and How-To Tips 0

This Dora backpack cake was my first attempt at a fondant cake. In fact Im pretty ambitious and decided to make the fondant from scratch (something I had to try but wouldn’t recommend nor would I attempt it again!). I started with a standard yellow cake recipe (from scratch of course!) in two 9″ round … Read more

Coolest Dora Backpack and Map Cake Photos and How-To Tips 2

This Dora cake was made by using a 9×13 pan. Purple frosting covered the entire thing. The “map” was made by using a cut and frosted graham cracker. The eyes of the map were Necco wafers and M&Ms. The mouths were fruit roll-ups. Backpack’s eyes were frosted Vienna fingers and junior mints. I was inspired … Read more

Coolest Dora Pal Map Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora Pal Map Birthday Cake

My niece is a HUGE fan of Map and asked me to make her a Dora Pal Map Birthday Cake. So I traced an enlarged picture of Map onto a flexible plastic cutting board. After icing a 13 x 9 rainbow chip cake with purple icing I used a toothpick to trace around my home … Read more