Dreamy Dora Ballerina Cake

Dreamy Dora Ballerina Cake

I let my grandchildren choose their birthday cake theme.  At first my granddaughter wanted a ballerina cake because she had just started ballet class.  Then she changed her mind as 4 year old’s often do.  She decided on Dora the Explorer…so I made Dora a ballerina. I also made Boots and Swiper ballerinas.  The “boys” … Read more

Coolest Wow Wow Wubbzy and Dora 2nd Birthday Fondant Cake

Coolest Wow Wow Wubbzy and Dora 2nd Birthday Fondant Cake

Making this Wow Wow Wubbzy and Dora cake was pretty simple until I started making Dora  and Wubbzy. The fondant kept breaking between other ball and the characters. If I do a cake like this I have to figure out a way to make it stronger. This cake was a party cake and vanilla bean butter … Read more

Coolest Dora and Boots Birthday Cake

Coolest Dora and Boots Birthday Cake

My granddaughter loves the Dora & Boots DVD’s and asked me to bake her a Dora & Boots birthday cake for her 5th birthday party. Long before the time I searched the internet for suitable images of both of them until I found two nice ones. Then I enlarged them on a photocopy machine to … Read more

Heart-Shaped Dora Birthday Cake

Heart-Shaped Dora Birthday Cake

When we asked my two-year old daughter what she wanted for her third birthday, she replied, “A pink cake.”  Pause.  “With Dora on it.”  A couple of days later:  “A pink cake with Dora on it and a heart around her.”  Pause.  “With chocolate inside.”   When I asked whether it could be a square … Read more

Yummy Ice Cream Dora Cake

Yummy Ice Cream Dora Cake

My 3 year old absolutely loved this Dora cake. The only thing was making an ice cream cake in the middle of summer in the Tropics, was not the easiest thing. I spent most of my time icing the cake head first in the freezer.  The good thing was due to the heat it melted … Read more

Simple Homemade Dora Birthday Cake

Dora Birthday Cake

This Dora birthday cake was my first time using fondant. I didn’t know how to cover it with one sheet so I did it in sections and covered my seams, the top with icing, the center with fondant stars that I cut out with a cookie cutter. I just used bright colors and a Dora candle! … Read more

Cute Homemade All Buttercream Dora the Explorer Cake

Dora the Explorer Cake

This Dora the Explorer cake is made entirely from cake and buttercream with a little structural support from wooden picks. I sculpted a refrigerated butter cake and then piped on the buttercream to make the features. The sandcastle is made from cake crumbs.

Coolest Dora Birthday Cake

Homemade Dora Birthday Cake

I made a 2 tier fondant covered Dora Birthday Cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I made 3 8″ cakes (one vanilla, one chocolate, one strawberry). I leveled them and split them into two layers each. Then I trimmed one layer from each flavor to a 6″ round. I stacked them on a cardboard circle … Read more