My 4 year old daughter really wanted a fairytale adventure Dora cake, but I’m no artist, and the iced sheet cakes seemed so difficult. I had this type of Dora Cake in mind, (copied of course from the Barbie version) but didn’t know how I was going to be able to pull it off.

She helped me make a chocolate bundt cake (from a mix) and iced it with chocolate frosting. She thought that was her cake, and she was happy enough with it. Then when she wasn’t looking, I added the Dora doll (btw it was difficult to find one with long enough hair, this one was from the snow princess line) and “dressed” her in marshmallow fondant (which I had also never tried before, but found instructions at

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm (or google fondant101).

This was my second “fitting”, but only because I did it once and was so excited with the results and knew I could do better. Believe me, the girls loved the cake, and even the fondant. They each wanted a piece of the necklace and bracelet, and fought over the earrings! I’ve heard that traditional fondant isn’t that tasty to kids, but they all loved the marshmallow version, and it was really quite simple.

The parents all asked where I bought this cake, and didn’t want to believe that I made it. (but really you can tell that it’s no professional job!!) I added 4 sparklers instead of candles, and it was a hit. This was my first attempt at a super cool cake, and I’m hooked!