My twin grandsons decided that, although they will always share their birthday date, they shouldn’t have to share the same cake. The one thing they both agreed on was that both cakes should be chocolate,
His chocolate cake was baked in two round cake pans. The dinosaur body is a round cake cut in half, with frosting holding the body together. The tail is a crescent shape cut from the second round cake. Then four feet were cut to fit next to the body. A square piece was used for the front of the body’s neck base. The head was cut and wooden dowels were placed into the cake pieces for support.
All pieces were frozen, so the cut edges frosted easily with less crumbling. I tinted white frosting green and used a spoon to help give the frosted body some scales. The eyes are yellow yogurt candy and more candy was placed on the toasted coconut that I scattered around the dinosaur. I colored some fondant yellow and cut triangles for the spikes on his back.
The little guy was made from Rice Krispie treats. The bars mold easily and stick together perfectly. I cut ½-bar for the body and ½-bar to make the two legs. Another bar was cut up to shape a round head, two arms and feet. I used colored fondant to cover him and Wilton FoodWriter pens to draw fine lines for the eyes and other details.
To keep your fingers from looking yellowish green for the next week, wear disposable gloves while mixing the colors into the fondant. Also, a little oil keeps the fondant from sticking to your gloves as you wrap and shape the Rice Krispie bars.
My inspiration for this dinosaur cake came from the many great ideas shown on this website: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com. Please leave a comment, if you have any questions on the assembly of this cute cake.