Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Put historic back in prehistoric with this epic 3D dinosaur cake. Great for birthday parties, this T-Rex dinosaur is sure to be one that will go down in history as a family favorite! Use the Dinosaur-Shaped Pan to create the outline of your cake, then use simple piping techniques to pipe the coolest dinosaur that’s ready to party.
  • Prep2 hr
  • Total Time4 hr
  • Skill LevelIntermediate
    Amount12 Servings


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  1. Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cake according to pan instructions.
  2. Ice cake. Prepare two recipes buttercream frosting following recipe instructions. Using a spatula and 1 1/2 cups white frosting, ice sides, and background of cake smooth.
  3. Tint icing. Tint 1/2 cup frosting light green, 1/4 cup frosting dark sage green, and 1 cup frosting light sage green using color combinations provided.
    • Combine Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green icing colors to get light green color shown.
    • Combine Leaf Green, Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get light and dark sage green icing colors shown.
  4. Using black icing color, tint 1/2 cup frosting black.
  5. Pipe spikes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 3 and dark sage green frosting. Using the zig-zag technique, pipe spikes on the back of the dinosaur. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
  6. Pipe mouth, nostril, eye, and nails. Prepare two decorating bags with tip 3. Fill one with black frosting, one with white icing. Using black icing, use the zig-zag technique to pipe mouth and nostril. Pat down with finger dipped in cornstarch.
  7. Using white frosting, use the zig-zag technique to fill in the eye, teeth, and nails. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
  8. Decorate the stomach. Prepare decorating bag with tip 5 and light green frosting. Pipe horizontal lines to fill in the stomach and bottom half of the tail. Reserve remaining frosting in the bag.
  9. Pipe outlines. Using reserved light green frosting, pipe outline around the nostril. Using black frosting with tip 3, pipe outlines of the dinosaur, as well as black outline over light green outline on the nostril.
  10. Outline pupil of the eye. Using the zig-zag technique, fill in. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
  11. Fill in the cake. Prepare decorating bag with tip 18 and light sage green frosting. Fill in the remaining parts of the dinosaur using the star fill-in technique.
  12. Add border. Position black candy-coated chocolate candies or chocolate chips around the bottom border of the cake.


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