Dora the Explorer

The biggest cake yet to come out of the Little Bird Bakery.  For my daughter’s 3rd birthday party, I made this 12″ chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream, covered in pink fondant.  It was about 5″ high, had 12 eggs in it and managed to last quite a few days. It was also my first large fondant covered cake and I was quite happy with it. I do need to get better with the buttercream crumb coat though so you can’t see the edges of the cake underneath the sugarpaste.  The internet is such a useful tool, I printed off some colouring in sheets of Dora and Boots and made a template to cut out the sugarpaste.

Most important of all, Hettie loved it, and enjoyed the sparkler and candles with coloured flames.