Dora the Explorer Birthday Cupcakes...and Layla Meets Dora!


Today was the perfect day for the Dora the Explorer Birthday Party...out came the sun and the birthday cupcakes! Of course, the first matter of business was to go to the PARTY store...Yay! Was it ever halloweenie today...I just had to buy some spider web stuff for the Halloween cupcake scene..what fun. I was terribly tempted to purchase this little package or tiny little rubbery rats...oh and there was the bag of squishy eyeballs...pretty amazing what they can do nowadaze! I did pick up a cute skeleton ring that has glowing eyes. You never know when you might need something like that....

The next stop was the grocery store to pick up the Dora the Explorer Animals Crackers...I don't know why they call them Animals Crackers, I always thought they were simple Animal Crackers.......neways, these include Dora and her friends: Boots, Swiper Map, and Backpack, of course.


But, I digress..the Doras cupcakes were inspired by the Yellow Cupcakes recipe in another new cupcake book: A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes. It's a lovely book and...like Crazy About Cupcakes...teaches you all types of fun things to do. Dede Wilson is the author and she her "field guide" includes major holiday cupcakes, wedding cupcakes, graduation cupcakes, and Kids' Bake Sales cupcakes!

And, this is the first time that I've used Wilton's Color Mist Food Color Spray, and I must admit it unleashed something wild in me...After I was finished with the cupcakes, I wanted to go out and graffitti something! Whew!
Layla was so happy to be attending the the Dora the Explorer birthday party. She had never met Dora and her friends before and...picture thhis...right now she's sitting smack in front of the tv just waiting for her new friend Dora to appear!

Adios, CQ

15 comments:

  1. How many cupcakes did one bottle of the food coloring cover? Sounds interesting.

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  2. Anonymous11:33 PM

    darling!!! i love dora :)
    i just bought some supplies to make mini halloween cupcakes, bright orange frosting with brown polka dots. i'll try send u a pic.
    ;)

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  3. I really like the double cupcake liners that you did...nice touch of colors and a great idea!! I'm going to have to mark that one down for a future party idea.

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  4. PrissyCook: I didn't use up even one of the cans...I still have lots more left. What can I attack next...hmmm...maybe some toast would work! btw: what's you email address? send it to me at 52cupcakes@gmail.com pretty please?

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  5. golightly: It is fun to do the double...and it does allow one to dress up the cupcakes a bit...I didn't do it on all of them but for a really really special event I would! The downsize is that you use twice as many liners!

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  6. That is adorable! My daughter would have loved something like that when she was younger. She still watches Dora, but not as often now that she's 6.

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  7. Anonymous10:24 PM

    I love the dora theme. My niece will go nuts when she see's all the pictures. It was actually just her birthday over the weekend otherwise I'm sure she would singing dora until we got the exact same birthday snacks. You have a great site. BTW, if anyone wants to view general info on wedding cupcakes the link is provided. Have a great one!

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  8. Anonymous1:24 PM

    I love reading your blog! I even had to include it in a post I wrote ;-) Speaking of which, do you have any ideas for cupcakes that aren`t tasting too sweet?

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  9. Hi from Oz. I love your blog - haven't read it for ages but found it again the other day. It inspired me to make cupcakes yesterday with a newish Donna Hay recipe - Vanilla with rose flavoured meringue topping. I put a bit of rose fairy floss on top so they looked pretty, and the cakes were delicious, but I thought the rose flavour a bit weird. Will use vanilla buttercream next time.

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  10. wow what a very nice idea!

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  11. Connie Sutherland4:14 PM

    the cupcakes with the wilton spray are ADORABLE! how did you apply the color so it still had some white on it, sort of like a pinwheel effect?

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  12. Roberta N1:25 PM

    Happy birthday, Elaine.

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  13. Anonymous12:29 PM

    I just wanted to tell you I think ur very talented. I pulled up "dora cupcake ideas" and your site popped up and am I so glad it did. This weekend is my daughters 1st birthday and her theme is DORA these cupcakes will be a huge hit!!! Thank You so much!!

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  14. Thanks for the Dora crackers tip. Hopefully I can find them for a stocking stuffer for my little boy--a big fan!

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  15. That is the cutest thing I have ever Seen, I love dora the Explorer. Themes Parties Are Fun Dora The Explorer Party Supply It can be heaps of fun to plan themed parties.

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