My daughter turned 3 years old and is a huge Dora the Explorer fan. So I decided to make her a Dora birthday cake. I used a Wilton Dora the Explorer cake pan. I got a boxed cake mix (we used chocolate) and prepared it according to package directions. I purchased the Dora icing colors (you can get from Wilton, eBay, etc.) You can also get the Dora pan on eBay and download the directions from the Wilton website. If you purchase the pan new the directions come with it. I placed a #3 candle on it and it was done. Very simple to make. If I can do it anyone can. It was a hit.