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

Coolest Dora Birthday Cake Photos and How-To Tips 6

I got inspired to make this Dora birthday cake for my daughters first birthday after seeing all of the other Dora cakes on this site. I bought four round sponge cakes from the store and cut the shape of Dora out from them using a picture that I drew from a smaller picture as a … Read more

Coolest Dora the Explorer Cake Photos and How-To Tips 10

My niece likes Dora so when she turned 18 I thought she should have a really special Dora the Explorer cake. She loved the idea of a Dora cake. I used a Dora coloring sheet and cut out her head. I frosted the cake lightly with white frosting and traced the edge of her head/hair … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake Ideas 2

I found a picture of Dora the explorer that I liked from a coloring book. I traced it on to wax paper and then used frosting gel to go over the lines on the wax paper and put it on my already frosted cake. Slightly rub then slowly peal off. Now you have an outline … Read more

Easy Homemade Dora Cake

Dora Cake

I made this head of Dora cake for my daughter’s third birthday. This cake was fairly easy to make. I made a butter cake in a rectangle baking tin. I made the actual cake two days before and iced it the night before the party. I cut out the shape of the head from a … Read more

Cool Homemade Yellow 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 … Read more

Coolest Klayeah Cassandra Dora Birthday Cake

Homemade Klayeah Cassandra  Dora Birthday Cake

The Klayeah Cassandra Dora Birthday Cake was made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. And it was made with Marshmallow Fondant. The base of the cake is 2 tier of white on the lower tier and chocolate on the upper with my own recipe of coconut cream filling and pineapple jam. The Dora figure is just … Read more

Simple Homemade Dora Birthday Cake with Wilton-Shaped Pan

Homemade Dora Birthday Cake Idea

I made this Dora Birthday Cake Idea for my grand daughters 3rd birthday. I used Wilton’s shaped pan, Wilton’ decorator icing, tinted the icing with Wilton’s colored gels and just followed the directions. Wilton’s cake release is a MUST. This cake has about 12 different colors, some you only need literally 3 or 4 stars … Read more

Coolest Dora the Explorer Cake Photos and How-To Tips 3

This Dora the Explorer cake was baked in a Wilton stand-up bear pan. I trimmed the ears, nose, and arms down to make it more like Dora the explorer, iced it in butter cream, and secured it to the bottom cake with long dowel rods thru the head of Dora the Explorer. The bottom layer … Read more

Coolest Dora Birthday Cake Photos and How-To Tips 7

I made this Dora birthday cake for my niece Savannas 2nd birthday. I made a marble cake in a 16-inch circle pan. I frosted with Violet Wilton’s tint and added pink dots after frosting. For the Dora and butterflies I used Color Flo; it is critical to follow the directions exactly or the dried piece … Read more

Coolest Dora the Explorer Cake Photos and How-To Tips 11

I used a Wilton cake pan and my mother-in-laws famous chocolate cake recipe to make my sons Dora the explorer birthday cake. One trick I learned was if the cake has a lot of loose crumbs stick it in the freezer for a bit before frosting.s Dora the explorer birthday cake. One trick I learned … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dora the Explorer Birthday Cake Ideas 3

Since my boss knew that I love to make cakes she asked me to make a Dora the Explorer birthday cake for her daughters second birthday party. The pressure was on! I knew her daughter really liked the backpack character as well as Dora so I found a few pictures for reference and came up … Read more