So, this weekend my eldest daughter turned 3 years old! How time flies! She wanted a Dora party and immediately I started thinking CAKE! Anticipating the sunny California weather, I thought hey, let’s do a water type party. We can get an inflatable water slide and make it a Dora Mermaid theme. Needless to say the weather was horrible the week prior and we canceled the slide and went for the bouncer instead. Too bad all the party favors I got were water guns, inflatable Dora swim rings/tubes, and other water related items…go figure! But the cake, ahhhh the cake! I immediately knew what I wanted to do.
I wanted a 3D type effect for the waves and wanted it to be fondant, dora Mermaid on rocks as a topper and filled in with little fish. Well, it was a fairly simple cake (or so I thought) until I got to that darn fondant! i wanted to do marshmallow fondant cause I wanted it to be yummy. Ok really people….made of marshmallows or not, NOBODY eats it! I am SO going with pre-made from now on! I had to get 9 different shades of blue for this cake….and marshmallow fondant is not easy to blend colors (as I am finding out). I pulled one of many all nighters (which I am trying to steer clear of) and spent most of my time kneading fondant to get a smooth color….not fun! Another issue I had was, because it took so long to get the colors I wanted, my fondant did not have enough time to set and thus was a bit limp. I just took it on shade at a time and finished, went off to the party site and set up, spent the day with my girls, family and friends and enjoyed the day. Then….came home and CRASHED! Long weekend but so much fun! So here it is…my daughter’s Dora Mermaid cake for her big birthday bash!
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