A-Dora-ble Mermaid! Cake
Dora The Explorer™ Icing Color Set (pink, brown and Dora skin color)Easy-Add Dora The Explorer™ Icing Color Set Add to shopping list Dora The Explorer™ Icing Color Set
- Easy-Add Sky Blue Icing Color Add to shopping list Sky Blue Icing Color
- Easy-Add Teal Icing Color Add to shopping list Teal Icing Color
- Easy-Add Black Icing Color Add to shopping list Black Icing Color
- Easy-Add Kelly Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Kelly Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Creamy Peach Icing Color Add to shopping list Creamy Peach Icing Color
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add White Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list White Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Orchid Pink Pearl Dust™ Add to shopping list Orchid Pink Pearl Dust™
- Easy-Add Gum-Tex™ Add to shopping list Gum-Tex™
granulated brown sugar
Cake serves 12.
- Easy-Add Dora the Explorer™ Pan Add to shopping list Dora the Explorer™ Pan
- Easy-Add Tip: 1 Add to shopping list Tip: 1
- Easy-Add Tip: 2 Add to shopping list Tip: 2
- Easy-Add Tip: 2A Add to shopping list Tip: 2A
- Easy-Add Tip: 3 Add to shopping list Tip: 3
- Easy-Add Tip: 4 Add to shopping list Tip: 4
- Easy-Add Tip: 13 Add to shopping list Tip: 13
- Easy-Add Tip: 16 Add to shopping list Tip: 16
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
- Easy-Add Star Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Star Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Round Cut-Outs Fondant Cutter Add to shopping list Round Cut-Outs Fondant Cutter
- Easy-Add Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Seashells Candy Mold Add to shopping list Seashells Candy Mold
- Easy-Add 8 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 8 in. Lollipop Sticks
- Easy-Add Cake Boards Add to shopping list Cake Boards
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
- Non-toxic chalk (green, blue and purple)
- Fine mesh strainer
Several days in advance: Prepare board. Use pan as a pattern; cut board 1 1/2 in. wider than pan on all sides; wrap with foil. Also: Make 22 fondant seashells in candy mold. Marbleize 3 oz. white fondant with 1 oz. each of fondant tinted yellow, peach or pink. Dust cavities with cornstarch. Press in fondant and immediately unmold. And: Make fondant fins and crown. Tint 4 oz. blue, 4 oz. yellow; mix 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex into each color. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut fins and crown. Let dry 48 hours on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach lollipop sticks to backs with fondant adhesive; leaving 3 in. extended to insert into cake.
Bake and cool cake. Trim off shoes, socks and backpack. Ice sides and background areas smooth. Using tip 3, outline arms, hair, face and features; outline and pipe in tongue and whites of eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 4 to fill in mouth and irises, tip 3 to pipe dot pupils. Using tip 2, add dot highlights to eyes; outline bracelet and pipe dot pearls. Cover arms, face and hair with tip 16 stars. Insert fins, supporting tips with marshmallows, if necessary. Tint 4 oz. fondant green, 1 oz. dark pink, 1 oz. light pink; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut tail and shirt; attach to cake over thin layer of icing. Use wide end of tip 2A to imprint semicircle scales on torso. Cover neck and belly with tip 13 stars. Cut 3/4 in. wide fondant strips for ruffles: 2?in. long for sleeves, 7 in. long for waistband. Gather into pleats and attach with damp brush, trimming as needed to fit. Outline shirt and ruffle edges with tip 3; paint ruffle edges with pink Pearl Dust mixed with extract. Grate colored chalk through tea strainer to a fine powder. Dust torso with green chalk dust, fins with purple and blue. Outline torso, fins and add detail lines with tip 3. Outline crown with tip 3. Using white fondant, cut 3 circles and 2 stars with smallest Cut-Outs; outline with tip 1. Attach fondant trims to crown; position crown on cake.
Pipe tip 4 bead bottom border. Spatula ice to edge of board; sprinkle on brown sugar. Pipe tip 3 outline seaweed on cake sides. Position seashells on board.
*Combine Kelly Green with Teal for green shown. Combine Sky Blue with Teal for light blue shown. Combine Brown with Black for hair.