dinosaur birthday cake {tutorial}

Each one of my three boys
have at one time in their lives
been obsessed with dinosaurs!  {{{Roar!}}}
So each of them has had a version of
this {cute & easy} dinosaur birthday cake!

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My baby boy turned two in
August annnnd I’m just now getting
around to posting his dinosaur cake!
(Better late than never I guess!  Winking smile)

You’ll need:
1 round cake
vanilla icing
food coloring
gum drops
chocolate chips
red hots
snack cakes


You’ll cut the round cake in two,
and then “glue” the two halves together with icing.
Sit it up on the cut ends on your cake platter.


Then use your snack cakes for the head, feet & tail.
I just cut them different links.  The tail is the longest.
The feet are the shortest and the head is somewhere in the middle.
You can use toothpicks & icing to stabilize your dinosaur.

Then ice your dinosaur.  I made ours green with the food coloring.
I used a fork to make lines in our cake to give it some texture.

Then decorate your dinosaur with gumdrops, red hots & chocolate chips.


Oh…isn’t he a cute dinosaur???
Love that happy face! Smile

Add some candles & you’ve got the perfect birthday cake!

Do you have any fun birthday traditions??

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  1. Wow, you did an amazing job! I have yet to make birthday cakes for my little ones. I think yours turned out awesome though! Great job friend!

  2. that is so cute ans very easy to do. My sons are all grown now. but my oldest loves to decorate special cakes. He made an eagle cake once for his younger brother. He also made a cool Hello Kitty cake and one time a lady bug cake for his own little girl. it is so fun to make something special for those you love and cherish


  3. Super cute cake

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ginger, that cake is adorable!

  5. Awww! That cake is so cute! I've made a few dinosaur cakes as well, although mine lay flat. 🙂

  6. This cake is too cute! Thank you so much for coming by and linking up!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Super cute cake! My boys would love this (actually, so would my husband) 🙂

  8. I wonder if my 14-year-old would let me make him this cake for his upcoming 15th! I'm pretty sure his friends would care less about the dino cuteness and more for the yum factor!

    Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!



  9. What an amazing project! Who doesn't love a cake like this!

    Thanks for linking to our "It's a Cinch" party.


  10. I am not the most patient baker – my girls joke and say we're going to make "conniption cupcakes"!!

    Love this little cutie – wish I could do something this fun (but alas, my patience wears thin)!!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party.

  11. What a lovely cake.Thanks for sharing its recipe.I would definitely like to try this cake for my daughter's upcoming birthday.

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