Today I'm sharing a new Dora the Explorer Cake! This bright cake was inspired by a photo sent to me from a customer. I was unable to find the original source or designer, but if you recognize it, let me know!
I've yet to find a shortcut for rolling out those balls, but if you know of one, pu-leeez let me know! My friend Dawn from Dawn Bakes Cakes suggested the Play-Doh Candy Cyclone, so I bought one but I just kept clogging it up with my homemade marshmallow fondant. I need to email her and ask her if she has any tips or tricks to make that work. Or do you guys have any? Please leave me a comment!
For the Dora on top, I printed out a template and used it to cut it out of gum paste with an xacto knife. I just did a Swagbucks search for "Dora Coloring Pages" and found one I liked! After it was cut out, I let it dry for an hour or so, then I used food markers to draw/color in Dora.
For the stars on top, I used the technique described in my How to put Stars (or other shapes) on Wires for Cake.
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!
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