Friday, August 5, 2011

Dora Cupcakes

Trying to remain indoors in this terrible heat, we made Dora cupakes.

It was so fun and they were actually quite yummy.

How to make Dora Cupcakes


1 1/2 cups dark-chocolate melting wafers

1 can (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting

Brown and red paste food coloring (we skipped this)

24 semi-sweet chocolate chips (eyes)

1 roll (3/4 oz.) strawberry or cherry fruit leather (such as Fruit by the Foot®) (we used sparkle pink writing gel)

1/2 cup dark-chocolate frosting

Ziploc bags

Dora template off of here

Bake 24 cupcakes, which ever your little heart desires.

Step 1

Line two cookie sheets with wax paper and place the Dora Cupcake template under the wax paper.

Step 2

Melt the chocolate wafers in a medium glass bowl in the microwave until smooth, about one to two minutes, stirring frequently. Spoon the melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from the bag, pipe the outline of Dora's hair, and fill in with the chocolate. Repeat to make 12. Place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes or until the chocolate has set.

Step 3

Spoon 1/3 cup of vanilla frosting into a resealable bag. Use the paste food coloring to tint the remaining frosting a light reddish brown. Remove two tablespoons of frosting and tint it a darker brown; spoon this into a resealable bag.

Step 4

Frost the tops of the cupcakes with reddish-brown frosting. Peel Dora's hair from the wax paper and arrange on top of each cupcake.

Step 5

Snip a small corner from all the bags of frosting. Pipe white eyes and light-brown centers freehand. Press a chocolate chip into the eyes, flat side up, as her pupils. Pipe a white dot on top of each chip.

Step 6

Cut a 1-inch triangle from the fruit leather for Dora's mouth. Outline her nose, mouth, and hair with the dark chocolate frosting.

Step 7

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

* We had to put our chocolate hair in the freezer, the fridge just wasn't cutting it.

Could have been the chocolate I used (Bakers).

* The hair does melt somewhat out of the fridge so do keep in fridge.

1 comment:

  1. Those turned out so cute! I bet they were delicious. I think Boyd would have fun with those too....he loves Dora.