Dora Cupcakes

Dora Cupcakes

To begin, bake a dozen chocolate or vanilla cupcakes. To decorate, use our printable template, chocolate melting wafers, and paste food coloring from a baking supply store.

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Dora Cupcakes
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
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This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 70 min.

Step-by-Step Video

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dark-chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 can (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
  • Brown and red paste food coloring
  • 24 semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 roll (3/4 oz.) strawberry or cherry fruit leather (such as Fruit by the Foot®)
  • 1/2 cup dark-chocolate frosting

Supplies

  • Dora Cupcake Template
  • Resealable plastic bags
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion.

Directions

  1. Step 1

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Step 7

    Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: Let kids mix the icings as you add the color. They will love to watch the white icing turn into different shades right before their eyes!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 445
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Total Carbs: 66g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 55g
  • Protein: 3g
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