I had a friend come to me and ask if I could do her daughter’s birthday cake after the cake shop she had gone to told her the day before the party they could not fill her order. This came about as she had seen a cake that I made my son and was sure  I’d be able to pull it off, so away I went in designing and baking this Dora birthday cake, which believe me was a challenge at such short notice and knowing this young girl had rather an obsession with Dora so it would have to be spot on or she would be the first to point it out. So all this work was done in one night ready for the party the nest morning and this is the finished result.

I made it by baking a large rectangle choc cake then shaping it to the picture we had chosen. Crumb coated the cake with a vanilla icing and then covering it with pink fondant. I colored a few balls of fondant in the colors needed, rolling them nice and thin, then cutting the shapes needed almost like a stencil and sticking them to the pink fondant and using a little food coloring painted on to enhance the features.

The young girl and her mum loved the cake, so did all the guests and as a result of making this cake I now am the “go to mum” for all the birthday cakes in town and have even had a few wedding cake orders.

I don’t charge people over the top prices as I love making them and seeing the looks on the peoples faces when they see the finished cake, most of the time it’s a big smile and an even bigger thank-you, especially from the children I make them for.