I have been asked to do a Dora cake for my friends daughter. I am not sure how to create Dora and what to make her out of. I don't wanna do a bunch of stars to create the picture. I'm new at this but want to try some new things. Just not sure how to go about it. What are some good ideas to try? I am more that willing to try till I get it right....
Are you wanting to make a character cake or try your hand at gum paste figures or ?
Gumpaste figures would be nice...also maybe an edible image!
I tell my students that coloring books are great sources for licensed characters. You can do chocolate transfers, gel method, buttercream transfers etc to get the picture on the cake. If you have access to edible image from a copier that works too. As a newbie I didn't know if you have one. I would love one, but someday. The colors is another way to depict Dora. Orange, Red, Purple, yellow I believe ones. You could also cut the shape out and decorate it like a character cake if you don't have a pan. Hope this helps a some.
Try a frozen butter cream transfer. I did a Little Mermaid in my photos. They are easy enough to do and look realistic.
There is an awesome tiered Dora cake you might be interested in looking at. It will be my inspiration for my daughters 4th bday! I don't know how to attach it, but if you type "Green Dora" into the search box it is the only cake that comes up! I think boween is the decorator. If you read down through the comments I think she tells how she did the Dora and Boots, image icing plaques maybe.
Not really wanting to use the character pans. Want to do something more creative. Willing to try working with anything
I thank everyone who sent in some great ideas. Can't wait to try some of them.... I will still check in to see what else comes in.
I haven't used gum past and wasn't sure if it would be good to try. I am going to read up on it and try my hand at it this weekend. Any other info you may have would be great. Thank again
ive done BC transfers....and piping gel outline and then hand paint the image like my mario cart cake here -----my cars cake, justine bieber are bc