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Happy Birthday Liyah The Explorer!

8 Jul

Happy Birthday Aaliyah! I made this cake for my friend’s little girl on her birthday this Saturday. She loves Dora the Explorer!

On Thursday I made all the lettering because the big letters had to made by hand. I used wax paper to trace out the letters then traced that onto the fondant to cut the letters using the straight shaping tools.  I punched the small letters out using the Wilton punch outs.


On Friday I baked all the cakes and made the frosting. I made a 9 inch for the base and 6 inch on top. Whenever you  tier  a cake  you must support  the upper level s with dowels (see tip below about  using dowels). This is my signature, super moist Red and White Velvet cake and Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting!

…And the decorating begins! A two tier cake with fondant textured ribbons on the side of bottom tier and a Dora Cake candle to top it all off! I have also included the inspiration that the client  found to produce  my newest creation. I think I like mine more, just sayin’ look at it!

Tips from the Scientist:

* Remember due to copyright law technically we can’t reproduce characters on cakes so get cake toppers from your local craft store. OR head to Toys R’ Us and get a small figure of the character and place on your cake!

* I am not a cake tiring expert, but from what I heard from my Wilton instructor you must use dowels to ensure no cake toppling (straws can work also and much cheaper) See this Video and also this video I found to help on youtube.


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