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Dora the Explorer cake

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Dora the Explorer Cake

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type 2 Tier
Material Fondant, Other
Style Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: locally only

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: This cake was made for a dear 3 yr old through Icing Smiles. The cake is made of 8" (4 layers) and 10" (3 layers) with pink icing on the inside too! Fondant covered & hand brushed in pink. All the characters are non-edible, printed from a regular printer, glued to 1/4" core board and cut out with an x-acto knife. A skewer was inserted for cake placement & able to be remove so the child can play with the characters later. I used white floral wire for the Toucan bird. The butterflies, flowers, and stars were printed on edible paper & cut out with scissors. Carefully bend the butterflies in half and attach at the bend with corn syrup for the fluttering affect. The whole cake was sprinkled with edible glitter.

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What are you most proud of? Even though the orange butterfly on the front never made it to the party, they loved it! The 3 yr old decided to pick off the wing and eat it after I told the mom that it was edible. haha :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're going to use the core board for the character - give yourself plenty of time to cut them out!!

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