I made this Dora the Explorer cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. She requested a Dora cake. I decided to go with a scene and just add Dora figurines because I was unable to get any food coluring to make black in my small town.

I baked two 9×13 chocolate cakes and made my own butter cream icing for decorating. I managed to find some cool neon liquid food colouring in a 4 pack at the grocery store which I used to make the different colours. I like how vibrant it made the icing.

I piped on the little flowers and added small stars that I found in a shaker in the cake decorating aisle.

The cake was a big hit and my daughter had the toys to play with after.