I made this cake for my niece Abby and her cousin Aaron. They turned 2 years old and shared a party. They were born a few weeks apart and love Dora and Diego. The characters were made out of fondant and outlined in black using my Americolor food coloring markers.
Each figure took 3 hours to make. They were really time consuming, but I couldn’t be happier with the results! They look so much like the actual characters and that is hard to achieve.
My favorite part of the cake is the stars. They are so cute and have so much personality!
I piped the eyes onto the stars using royal icing and I drew the black centers on with my food coloring marker. I found a piping tip that I had that made the perfect mouth shape. I just pressed it in slightly to imprint the tiny smiles on each star. They were left to dry on metal floral wire and then twisted around a wooden dowel. Cuteness!
I even love how the back of the cake looks! Here you can really see all the details. I airbrushed the bottom tier blue and the top tier purple trying to achieve a faded effect. Each blade of grass was cut individually and imprinted using a silicone leaf impression mold. Happy 2nd Birthday Abby and Aaron!