Dinosaur Birthday Cake Ideas: How to Make Cupcakes & 3D Masterpieces!
Dino-riffic Theme? Try these homemade cake, cupcakes, cake pops and 3-D masterpieces that will not only earn you super-cool mom points, but they won't take much time either. Best of all? Recipes included! (11 Photos)
The Coolest Dino Cakes For Your Kid’s Party
If you've got a kid who loves dinos, there's only one group of characters he wants to see on his birthday: Jurassic, oversized critters in cake form. We've found the coolest, cutest dinosaur cakes in all the land -- complete with recipes and how-to tips.
Get pumped, mama -- here's a te-rawr-iffically easy cartoonish dino to bake. All you'll need are two 9-inch round layers cut to shape, covered in dyed frosting, and topped with chocolate drops, kisses and baking wafers.BETTY CROCKER
Say what?! This cute little guy popped out of a lamb pan? Yep, you heard us. Bust out that only-used-once-a-year Easter cookware and watch all the tricky carving get done for you -- you'll just need to add the tail, paws, and details (candy pieces are the way to go), and cover in one layer of green fondant. (Or skip it and just do buttercream!)I LOVE COCO CAKES
Prehistoric & Pretty
Got a dino-loving little lady? This fine female reptile is chilling on a simple, two-layer cake covered in white frosting, and is surrounded by tons of pretty things. Instead of crafting these out of fondant -- opt for pre-made accessories at your local bake shop: bows, butterflies, flowers, grass and palm trees. As for the dino princess herself, think cut-up cupcake covered in green fondant.MY PRETTY LITTLE CAKE
Two things kids love: Dinosaur Train and cake pops! Blow your kid's mind (and make his day) with these adorable Buddy cake pops. Get the how to here.KUMQUAT
This dino chilling in his fave hangout -- the messy mud patch -- is not only cute, but super simple, too. Bake five layers of chocolate cake, pipe out a terrain-looking design, and top with a store-bought toy dinosaur. Or, skip baking altogether, and grab a pre-bought mud pie -- they'll never know, and you'll never tell!KARA'S PARTY IDEAS
Those tricky curves on this prehistoric cutie are really the outer edges of two 9-inch layers, with cutout U-shaped pieces in the middle. When you're ready, coat with premade green frosting, slap some yellow candy on top (chocolate for the eyes), and voila -- total adorableness done in a jiffy.BETTY CROCKER
We Dig This
Your budding paleontologist will be head-over-chisel for this totally rad, geeky cake that's got surprises galore hidden inside. Before baking, you'll want to burrow plastic figurines in layers of chocolate batter, along with bits of chocolate wafers, ladyfingers, and chocolate bar to make "rocks." When baked, arm the kiddos with forks and start exploring! Cool, mom.HELLO ADORABLE
A Pretty Sight
The pretty pastel tones and cute cutouts on this cake -- and its matching cupcakes -- are bound to be a rawr-ing success. Prep yourself with cake mix for a 2-layer square cake, and fondant to shape the dino tracks. For the crowning 'saur, shape some fondant into a sphere and two longish bits to make the head and tail, "glue" 'em with icing, and cover in rolled out purple fondant. Pipe some buttercream icing grass here and there, and you're done!ALSO HEAVEN
Aw -- we love this cute prehistoric monster, all nestled in his element, bathing pond and all! You'll love it too, when you find super-detailed instructions right here and the rest at your local store: food coloring and buttercream frosting for the fur and grass, red hot candies for the eyes, chocolate chips for toenails and candy corn for the tail spikes, so you can skip that tricky fondant altogether.INSTRUCTABLES
Just looking at that hilariously silly dino mug makes us giggle, and if you share the sentiment, here's what you'll need for the whole shebang: a dome-shaped pan to bake the body, bits of extra fondant to make all the extremities, and food colour markers like these to fill in all the details. For the extra ambitious: Surround mama dino with little baby cuppy-cake dinos made of rolled fondant. Aw!
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