Dinosaur Birthday Cake

by byn on June 18, 2013

in Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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Dinosaur Birthday Cake

I’ve just passed the one-year mark at my new job, and in some ways it still feels like I just started, but in others it feels like I’ve been there forever. One of my new co-workers has two super cute little boys and asked me to make their birthday cakes this summer. The first one was a Rainbow Cake, which I can now crank out in about two hours, but the second request was for a Dinosaur Cake, which I’ve never made before. After some Google image research, I found a Betty Crocker template which I used, as well as these two pictures for inspiration. I think it turned out really cute! Here’s how I did it:

  • I made my go-to vanilla cake, Smitten Kitchen’s 1-2-3-4 cake and poured it into two 9″ cake pans. I was a little nervous there was too much batter, so I took out a little bit out of each one to make about a dozen mini cupcakes.
  • I cut out the dino shapes using the template linked to above, and crumb coated the whole thing in my favourite buttercream tinted green.
  • I used Hershey Kisses for the spikes, Smarties and chocolate candy melts for the spots, and a bit of icing tinted black for the face.

That’s it!

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Jackyn February 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Very cute! How many servings can you get from this?

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Kim October 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I made this cake for my nephew for his birthday last year and he requested the very same dino again this year! Super easy, super awesome, super fun! I love this one. Thank you for sharing it – I’m so thankful to have stumbled across this! :)

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GMO July 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Your birthday has already past, NicD… maybe next year!

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NicD July 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

This is RIDICULOUSLY cute. Did I mention that my birthday is coming UP?!

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