Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fun and Simple Dinosaur Cake

This simple dinosaur cake will stand out among the clutter of any child's birthday party.

The dinosaur is made with rice treats (Rice Krispie Squares) that were shaped by hand.  The scales were made by pushing candy sticks into the back, then placing the scales on top and securing them by brushing a little water onto the bottom of them (the water makes it stick once dry).

The rocks, eyes, spots and dinosaur 'skin' are all made with coloured fondant. The mouth was drawn on with food markers.

What's inside?  This cake did not have a chocolaty centre - as the parents were not quite ready to introduce their young son to chocolate.  But it was still delicious!  A tasty, all natural rich buttercream icing was layered between moist vanilla cake layers.

Tip: Cut the scales from fondant with a leaf cutter, placing two leaf shapes together around a toothpick.

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